Markets are a prominent feature of everyday life in Lisbon, whether you are seeking local organic produce, vintage fashion, second-hand books, traditional arts and crafts or antique furniture at a flea market, there is something to suit every taste.
Some of the traditional markets have been around for centuries, occupying historic buildings or whole neighborhoods, making them a unique attraction to include as part of your trip to the capital. Many of them offer a range of tempting food options if you want to stop for lunch.
Follow our guide below to discover the best markets in Lisbon.
Food Markets in Lisbon
Mercado da Ribeira
This 19th century iron-clad hall is located in the riverside neighborhood of Cais du Sodre, housing the largest food market in Lisbon. Formerly known as “the turnip” due to its huge dome, the covered market has been around since 1882 and is open daily, featuring traditional stalls on the ground floor selling fresh local products, fruit and vegetables, flowers, fresh fish and meat at affordable prices.
Time Out Market
The Mercado da Ribeira building is also home to the Time Out Market, featuring street food stalls from a wide range of bars and restaurants all under one roof and is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner. As a popular, well-known destination its prices are a little higher, but it’s a great concept where you could easily spend the whole day or evening tasting a variety of food from traditional Portuguese chefs, to international cuisine. There is also a concert hall holding a range of music events and workshops as well as a great terrace to enjoy on a sunny day.
Mercado de Campo de Ourique
Located in the more residential neighborhood of Campo de Ourique, this lesser known daily food market has been held in this traditional building since 1934. A combination of traditional market stalls selling fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, cheese and cured meats, and a variety of food stalls with a communal dining area where you can stop and eat whilst you shop.
Mercado Biológico do Principe Real
This small market takes place every Saturday between 8am and 3pm in Principe Real garden, a great place to pass by whilst exploring this beautiful neighborhood. An organic farmers market in Lisbon, where you can meet vendors from all over Portugal selling fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, plants and flowers, as well as high quality food products at great value for money including home-made cakes, organic wine, oils, cheese, bread and local honey.
Praça da Figueira Market
Figueira central market located in the Hospital de Todos os Santos was founded in the 18th century, selling a variety of high quality food products including meat, charcuterie, cheese, wine and fresh fish daily as well as fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables and a coffee shop.
Agrobio Organic Market
Another organic market is the Mercado Biológico Agrobio de Lisboa, held every Saturday in Campo Pequeno. Selling various types of organic produce by various certified farmers from around Portugal, including fruit and vegetables, plants, flowers, essential oils and cosmetics.
One of the oldest markets in Lisbon, this food market is also renowned for featuring in the chef Anthony Bourdain’s television program, No Reservations. Open Monday to Saturday, you can find fresh produce including fruit and vegetables, as well as good quality fish and seafood. There is also a children’s playground with a seating area where you can eat and relax.
Mercado de Benfica
Another of Lisbon’s historic markets situated in one of the oldest residential neighborhoods, next to the famous Benfica football stadium. Open Monday to Saturday, it’s one of the largest and cheapest markets in the city, selling good quality fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, baked goods and flowers, with a restaurant area if you get hungry.
Mercado 31 de Janeiro
One of the best quality fish and seafood markets in the city, Mercado 31 de Janeiro also has a restaurant serving the most delicious grilled fish you will find in Lisbon.
This local market in Intendente neighbourhood is considered the most multicultural market in Lisbon, providing various food options, including organic produce, crafts and second-hand objects in a unique and lively atmosphere. It takes place every second Sunday of the month in Rua dos Anjos.
Fusion Market (Mercado de Fusão)
Another multicultural market is the Mercado de Fusão, Fusion Market, in Martim Moniz every weekend. Located in an area of Lisbon with the most foreign communities, this market brings together flavours from around the world with stalls selling food from countries as diverse as Argentina, Brazil, Bangladesh, China and Japan, as well as Africa and Portugal.
Vintage and Antiques Markets in Lisbon
Lisbon is a great place to hunt for antiques, second-hand items and vintage fashion, whether you are seeking quirky design pieces or collectable objects, these are some of the best flea markets you can explore around the city.
Feira de Ladra
The popular Feira da Ladra, or “thieves’ market” is a large flea market spread across several steep streets in Alfama neighbourhood, occupying this location since the late 1800s. It runs twice-weekly, every Tuesday and Saturday from sunrise, although serious seekers head there early for the best finds before the crowds descend.
The market has its origins in the 12th century, and the name is thought to originate from these times, when the market was also used to buy and sell stolen items. You can expect to find anything from arts and antiques, old maps and books, handmade jewellery, vintage and second-hand items.
Mercado de Santa Clara
Connected to the Feira da Ladra flea market is the Mercado de Santa Clara in the historic Alfama neighbourhood. Originally a food market, it also houses the Centre for Culinary Arts as well as some small stores and stalls selling crafts and antiques. A nice place to stop for lunch or a picnic in the small park in front of the National Pantheon.
Avenida da Liberdade
Located along the tree-lined cobblestoned streets of the elegant Avenida da Liberdade is this upscale antiques market. Taking place every second weekend of the month, you can find some bargains among the antiques, second-hand books and vintage collectible items.
LX Factory Sunday Market
On Sundays, the LX Factory hosts a weekly market selling vintage and second-hand clothing as well as crafts and jewellery and a small fruit and vegetable market. The LX Factory is a popular urban renewal project housed in a group of former 19th century warehouses and factories in the area of Alcantar, underneath the 25th of April Bridge, now hosting a range of creative companies and artists, hip restaurants, boutique shops as well as co-working spaces, workshops and events.
Originally known as the Fiera de Almas, “market of souls,” Anjos is an association run by independent artists, offering one of the most popular underground creative markets in Lisbon. Located in a former glass warehouse turned cultural centre in the residential neighbourhood of Anjos, hundreds of designers, artists and collectors gather to buy and sell vintage clothing, accessories, artisan jewellery, artwork and homeware. Taking place on the first weekend of every month (except January and August), the cultural centre also has a bar/ cafe and hosts workshops, concerts, yoga classes and other events.
Feira do Relógio
Located off the tourist trail in the residential neighbourhood of Olivais is Lisbon’s largest street market. Head here early on Sundays for the best bargains selling everything from second-hand furniture, clothing and electricals, as well as fresh fruit and flowers.
Belém Antiques And Crafts Market
Every Sunday in the gardens of Jerónimos Monastery is the open-air Belém Antiques and Crafts Market, selling a range of antiques from old books, collectable coins and stamps, and vintage photography equipment.
Books, Local Arts and Crafts Markets
Also spread around the city you can find countless smaller markets, such as the Mercado de Jardim in Estrela or more urban markets that are fun to discover including the LX Factory or the Fiera de Almas fashion fair at Anjos 70.
Feira de Alfarrabistas
This weekly second-hand book market is held every Saturday in Chiado on Rua da Anchieta. You can find a mixture of second hand, antique and valuable first-edition books both English and Portuguese, as well as old maps, collectible comics, newspapers, and vintage postcards.
Mercado do Jardim
This monthly artisan market is held in the Jardim da Estrela selling contemporary clothing, accessories and local arts and crafts. Taking place on the first weekend of every month, (apart from January and August), it makes for a lovely day out on a sunny day where you can picnic on the grass listening to live music or stop for lunch at the vegetarian organic cafe at the entrance of the park.
Benfica Handicrafts Market
On the first Saturday of every month, Benfica’s historic market gets more interesting, expanding to include local artisans and artists selling handmade bags, artefacts, clothing and ceramics amongst other things on the Estrada de Benfica in this tree-lined area beside the church.
Better known for the historic jazz club, Hot Club of Portugal, the Praça da Alegria also holds a fair every fortnight in the Jadrim Alfredo Keil, selling mainly urban handicrafts and design, sculpture and artwork as well as featuring products and entertainment specifically for children. Originating in the 18th century, the Feira da Alegria is considered the forerunner of the Feira da Ladra flea market.
Sábados da Ribeira
On Saturdays, the Mercado da Ribeira also features a Handicrafts, Arts, Books and Antiques market, where various artists and artisans also feature their work in the exhibition space. A good day to combine with your food shopping at the traditional market on the weekend.
Graça urban Handicrafts Fair
The Feira de Artesanato Urbano in Graça is a creative market held on the last weekend of every month. Take the 28 tram to get there and enjoy the views getting to this beautiful old part of town, where you will find fashion, accessories, jewellery, ceramics and contemporary artefacts.
Penha de França Urban Market
At the Praça Paiva Couceiro on the last weekend of every month you will find an array of artists and artisans showcasing their creations, from handicrafts, fashion and jewellery to paintings, illustrations and photography. Stop off at the miradoura viewing point whilst you’re there.
If you’d like even more information about all the markets in Lison, the Visit Lisboa website has comprehensive listings on Markets and Fairs in Lisbon.