Portugal, Lisbon Guide (B): Lisbon Shopping: 17 Ideas for Travelers

Lisbon Shopping: 17 Ideas for Travelers
Formerly a major colonial power, Portugal has accumulated great knowledge in craftsmanship. While in Lisbon, you can treat yourself to a vast variety of quality things: wines, ceramics, jewellery, leather goods, books and many more. Most shops in Lisbon open at 9 or 10am, and close in the evening at 7pm. Shops located in the malls will stay open as late as midnight. In the center, you’ll find some shops catering to tourists open on Sunday, but many take the day off. Early evenings and Saturday afternoons are the most popular shopping times in Lisbon. With such a multitude of shopping venues available, you won't leave empty-handed.

1. Roosters and Sardines (Not the Real Kind)

The rooster is one of the national symbols of Portugal, and sardines are very big too, as can be witnessed during the Festival of Santo Antonio in Lisbon every June. It’s a celebration of the patron saint of the capital, Santo Antonio, and the beginning of the sardine season. Miles upon miles of streets get overflown with people drinking beer and wine and eating grilled sardines bought from vendors at roadside stalls.
You can pick up colorful and artfully made roosters and sardines all over the town. Some are ceramic, while others are made of cloth, wood, stone and even cork. One of the best places to pick up these fun (and perhaps a little kitschy) items is the historic district of Alfama. The tiny shop, Ponto LX, at Rua Augusto Rosa 23, produces and sells some of the coolest handcrafted ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Lisbon Shopping: 17 Ideas for Travelers
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Ponto LX   Arte Rustica   A Arte Da Terra   A Vida Portuguesa   Pastéis de Belém   Ourivesaria Aliança   Joalharia do Carmo   Garrafeira Nacional   Manuel Tavares   Casa das Velas do Loreto   Azulejos Sant’Ana   Solar   Napoleão Wine Shop   Pelcor Lisboa   Casa de Sibéria   A Ginjinha   Bertrand   Sapataria Lisbonense   Luvaria Ulisses  
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