Designer Alberto Gourgel Lisbon: fleamarket Feira da Ladra & vintage store/atelier

Designer Alberto Gourgel was born in Angola, a Portuguese colony from the 16th century to 1975. ” I studied in a boarding school in Angola, but due to economical problems my brother and I moved to Lisbon in 1983. Being a kid, I already had a lot of creative ideas”.

Feira da Ladra Flea Market Lisbon Alberto Gourgel designer

Market A Feira da Ladra‘  (Lisbon’s famous flea market).

Alberto Gourgel and his old-fashioned suitcases decorated with original Portuguese magazines. This legendary market is held every Tuesday and Saturday from dawn to dusk.

Atelier Alberto Gourgel and Spanish photographer Lluís Salvadó Icart

Atelier Alberto Gourgel and Spanish photographer Lluís Salvadó Icart

On the other days of the week you can find Alberto and his beautiful creations in his atelier/shop quite near this market, opened in 2010: Rua Salvador 83

Feira da Ladra Alberto Gourgel old fashioned suitcases

Feira da Ladra

Alberto: ”The last six years, I’m in to ‘vintage’, and I’m fascinated with the beautiful 20th Century Portuguese ‘vogue’ magazines. It’s not easy finding them, sometimes I’m lucky in a small museum or in very old bookshops”.

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Alberto Gourgel

The vernis is made by hand, an ancient procedure. It takes a lot of time because it’s very important to keep the original colors”. Besides Alberto decorates posters, walls, doors and room separators. Visit Alberto’s weblog

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Alberto Gourgel

Flea market “Feira da Ladra”  (Campo de Santa Clara) is visited by lots of tourists from all over the world. The market in Alfama dates back around 800 years, though it may have been named ‘Feira da Ladra’ as late as the 17th century.


Alberto Gourgel , Feira da Ladra Lisbon

‘Biombo’ ( a room separator) created by Alberto Gourgel, prices from 75- 125 euro.

More information about the famous market Feira da Ladra

Alberto Gourgel lamp bedroom Mouraria

A creation of Alberto Gourgel in my apartment in Lisbon

Alberto’s work is also for sale in some antique shops in Lisbon and in loja (shop) ‘A Vida Portuguesa’. Owner is Catarina Portas. She has a passion for Portuguese identity, and everyday Catarina brings objects of the past back to life to inhabit modern-day homes.

Lisbon A Vida Portuguesa Alberto Gourgel

‘A Vida Portuguesa’, Rua Anchieta 11, Chiado Lisbon

4 Replies to “Designer Alberto Gourgel Lisbon: fleamarket Feira da Ladra & vintage store/atelier”

  1. gostaria de ter o seu contacto sr. Alberto Gourgel me pode
    mandar na minha mail.
    beatriz dos santos

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