Must-see shopping in Portugal

  • Zinda Atelier


    Porto-based ceramic artist Adosinda Pereira can often be seen making her latest creation at her little studio in the heart of Ribeira. If you're in the…

  • Napoleão

    Baixa & Rossio

    Of the two Napoleão shops on this corner, this friendly, English-speaking cellar specialises in Portuguese-only wines, ports and spirits. There are…

  • Águas Furtadas

    Aliados & Bolhão

    This boutique is a treasure trove of funky Portuguese fashion, design, crafts and accessories, including born-again Barcelos cockerels in candy-bright…

  • Cork & Company

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    At this elegantly designed shop, you'll find cork put to surprisingly imaginative uses, with well-made and sustainable cork handbags, pens, wallets,…

  • El Corte Inglés

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    Spanish retail giant with nine floors of fashion, design and food. This was one of only two outlets outside Spain that didn't close during the recession…

  • Carbono

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    The staff may be grumpy here, but it’s hard not to like Carbono, with its impressive selection of new and second-hand vinyl and CDs. World music – West…

  • Solar

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Hawking antique azulejos for seven decades, Solar offers row after row and pile after pile of precious Portuguese tiles dating from the 1500s to 1900s,…

  • Luvaria Ulisses

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    So tiny it’s almost an optical illusion, this magical art-deco store is chock-full of soft handmade leather and pigskin gloves (€49 to €170) for men and…

  • Vellas Loreto

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Lisboêtas have been waxing lyrical about this specialist candle-maker since 1789. The wood-panelled, talc-scented store sells myriad candles, from cherubs…

  • Azulima

    Aliados & Bolhão

    Heaven for the azulejo obsessed, this shop does a fine line in tiles of every shape, size and colour – from geometric to naturalistic, from slick and…

  • A Vida Portuguesa


    The second outlet of Catarina Portas' made-in-Portugal boutique has turned a 19th-century ceramics factory into another must-visit shop, this time also…

  • Galeria São Mamede


    Top billing goes to Galeria São Mamede, which also has a sibling in Lisbon. The gallery hosts rotating exhibitions, many of which spotlight the abstract,…

  • Saturday Market

    Alto Alentejo

    The weekly Saturday market provides a great display of Alentejan goodies and Estremoz specialities, from goat’s- and ewe’s-milk cheeses, to a unique style…

  • Azevedo Rua

    Baixa & Rossio

    Lisbon’s maddest hatters since 1886. Expect good old-fashioned service and wood-panelled cabinets full of tweedy flat caps, bonnets, straw hats, bowlers…

  • Ler Devagar


    Late-night bookworms and anyone who enjoys a good read will love this floor-to-ceiling temple of books. Foreign-language titles and books on art and…

  • LX Market


    Vintage clothing, antiques, crafts, food, and weird and wonderful plants – the LX Factory market is the place to find them. Live music keeps the Sunday…

  • Portugal Gifts


    This craft shop puts a contemporary spin on Portuguese souvenirs, with everything from Barcelos cockerel mugs to azulejo coasters and chocolate sardines.

  • Fábrica Sant'Ana

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Handmaking and painting azulejos (from €5) since 1741, this is the place to get some eye-catching porcelain tiles for your home.

  • Kare Design


    An imaginative home-design store – somewhat of a worldwide chain – inside LX Factory.

  • Cruzes Canhoto interior

    Cruzes Canhoto


    This gallery sets itself apart by exhibiting works by self-taught creatives who use art to deal with mental illness or difficulties assimilating into…

  • Bordallo Pinheiro Shop in Lisbon

    Loja Bordallo Pinheiro


    All the colourful and sturdy crockery at this official shop carries the quality stamp and aesthetic of 19th-century ceramist Bordallo Pinheiro (you can…

  • Passeio dos Clérigos landscape

    Passeio dos Clérigos

    Aliados & Bolhão

    This funky, high-end shopping mall tunnels below the manicured lawn of Praça de Lisboa, with the iconic Torre dos Clérigos positioned at one entrance and…

  • Mercado de Matosinhos

    Mercado Municipal de Matosinhos


    The fish and farmers market of Matosinhos is a city institution located directly behind the Mercado metro stop. The big, bright space buzzes with locals…

  • Machado Joalheiro exterior 2

    Machado Joalheiro

    Aliados & Bolhão

    The Machado family opened the doors of their flagship jewellery store in downtown Porto in 1880. The shop specialises in traditional gold filigree pieces,…

  • Burel Mountain Originals exterior

    Burel Mountain Originals


    This is the place to stock up on winter woollies and accessories made with the Portuguese producer’s signature fabric. The coarse, pressed wool is similar…

  • Inside Casa Portugueza do Chá

    Companhia Portugueza do Chá

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    In this refurbished grocery store you will find tea blends from all four corners of the world, carefully stored in airtight ceramic containers, plus books…

  • Daily Day exterior

    Daily Day

    Aliados & Bolhão

    Daily Day is a groovy concept store predominantly stocking ‘Made in Portugal’ products. You’ll find clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and…

  • Portuguese products at Mercearia do Poço dos Negros

    Mercearia Poço dos Negros

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    This grocery store mixes corner-shop familiarity with the atmosphere of a gourmet grocery store selling only high-quality Portuguese products, without the…

  • Mercearia Criativa in Lisbon

    Mercearia Criativa


    There is hardly an empty space inside this cosy grocery store with its red-and-white-striped canopy and baskets of colourful fresh vegetables on the…

  • The entrance to Mercado de Campo de Ourique

    Mercado de Campo de Ourique


    This is the quintessential neighbourhood market in the upscale quarter of Campo de Ourique. Mixing a laid-back attitude with the daily routine of vendors…

  • At the Palavra de Viajante bookstore each floor is dedicated to a continent

    Palavra de Viajante

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Palavra de Viajante is the only bookstore in Lisbon completely dedicated to travel, with titles ranging from guidebooks to personal memoirs. Each level or…

  • House of Eleh

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    Eleh is one of the world's oldest makers of women's shoes (from €200), knocking out exquisitely handcrafted footwear since 1840. Today, eighth-generation…

  • Anjos70


    This rambling alternative market takes place on the first weekend of each month and draws a young, eclectic crowd of freaks and geeks who gobble up…

  • Hangar Design Store


    Fittingly located on the backside of the CCB, where this discerning shop's Portuguese owner has assembled a well-curated collection of top design-forward…

  • Ervideira


    Set in the former primary school, this welcoming shop sells wines by Ervideria, a 160-hectare vineyard that's been run by the same family since the 1880s…

  • Olaria do Castelo

    Alto Alentejo

    Next door to the castle, this studio and shop displays the beautifully crafted ceramic works of artist Luis Pedras. He's most famous for his ronca, a kind…

  • Armazém


    Bang on trend with Porto’s current thirst for creative spaces is the hipsterish Armazém, located in a converted warehouse down by the river. A gallery,…

  • Casa Tial


    Run by a French expat, this charming little shop is a fine spot to browse for gifts, with artfully wrapped tins of sardines, high-quality olive oils,…

  • O Pretinho do Japão

    Aliados & Bolhão

    This boutique grocery store is a delightful place to browse an eclectic mix of glacé fruit, gourmet canned fish, granolas, tea and local wine. Furthermore…

  • Lisbon Walker

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    This cool concept shop sells handcrafted Portuguese men's shoes in unique styles that no one else at home will be wearing. Choose from casual boots and…

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