Mercado da Ribeira (Market near the river) Lisbon & Sunday morning coin & stamp collectors

On every Sunday morning from 09:00 – 13:00, the second floor of the old market Mercado da Ribeira (map)  (Market near the river since 1882), is reserved for coin and stamp collectors.

Lisbon Mercado da Ribeira Coin Collectors Market1

Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon – coin and stamp collectors

A good Dutch friend of mine is a coin collector, he asked me to browse the markets in Lisbon.  I’m not really interested in coins, but this is worth a visit!

Lisbon Mercado da Ribeira Coin Collectors Market2

Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon – coin and stamp collectors

It seems that mostly men are interested in coin collection………and they are trading furiously!

On the background you see covered market stalls: on the other days of the week market Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbons biggest open food market , is selling fom fresh fish to fruit, from ‘hot’ piri-piri to funeral flowers waiting for a dead body….

Lisbon Mercado da Ribeira Coin Collectors Market4

Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon – coin and stamp collectors

It’s really nice to walk around here, even if you are not looking for coins or old stamps. They sell more, like calendars, very old postcards and paper money. The 2nd floor of the market has also been converted into a touristy cultural center, selling locally produced items such as port, honey, and handicrafts.

Coins collectors Feira da Ladra

Feira da Ladra Lisbon

Also at Lisbon’s famous flea market Feira da Ladra, you can find all kind of coins….

Lisbon Flea market Praca do Comercio saturday3 coins Joao

Flea market Praça do Comércio. Lisbon

….and on every Sunday there’s a small flea market at  Praça do Comércio. This is João, don’t be afraid to negotiate the price!

Lisbon Flea market Praca do Comercio saturday3 coins Joao and Jack

Praça do Comércio. – Sunday morning & coin collectors

3 Replies to “Mercado da Ribeira (Market near the river) Lisbon & Sunday morning coin & stamp collectors”

  1. The collectables show has been moved to the first floor as the Mercado is being renovated. And the renovation – converting much of the Mercado to shops and restaurants – may spell the end of the show. But, that’s just the rumors on the bourse.
    If you speak English but not Portuguese, stop my Jose Manuel Silva’s table. He speaks excellent English and he (and his friend Augusto) will be glad to tell you about the show and coin collecting in Portugal.

  2. I have a coin,2 francs from Napolean era dated 1812 and would like to sell it.Also have world war one 1914-1918 medal and The Great War For Civilisation medal dated 1914-1919 bronze medal,also would like to sell,please contact me on my mail and i will send photos.Thankyou

  3. Hi there, is there a link available to coin dealers and or websites one can communicate with? Thanks.

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