Shopping in Portugal

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Shopping in Portugal

Going shopping in Portugal? Head to Lisbon, the country’s capital city. Most of the merchandise and goods of Portugal end there anyway, which is why it houses most of the country’s malls. However, you can get greater deals if you shop locally, in provinces outside of Lisbon.

Portugal is a mecca for shopaholics, as the country’s shopping scene features a mix of huge international brands, traditional Portuguese merchandise and a lot of innovative and creative products from local entrepreneurs. Most large towns have their respective shopping centers and malls, but traditional markets and stalls like bakeries, butcher shops and specialist craft and souvenir shops still exist. Though traditional, these shops have a distinct feel to them: homey yet exciting, parochial yet generally appealing all at once.

Before heading home and ending your love affair with Portugal, never miss the opportunity to roam its shops – even just to get the feel of being there. But who are we kidding? Of course you would not be able to keep yourself from buying, especially locally-made products. Our advice: listen to your heart and shop; otherwise, you might regret passing up the chance to do so.

Top shopping experiences in Portugal

Fishermen's Village Markets Tour: Sun, Sea & Fish

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€80.00 p.p.

90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Lisbon

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€9.00 p.p.

Off the Beaten Track with a Local in Lisbon

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€19.00 p.p.

Malls and Shops in Portugal

  • Located in the financial area of Lisbon, the Amoreiras Shopping Center is home to brands like Lacoste, Chanel and Zara, among others. It is the oldest mall in Lisbon and has specialty shops, cinemas and a supermarket as well.
  • Have your fill of designer brands like Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Escada and other exclusive labels in El Corte Inglés.
  • If you love big malls, then Colombo Centro Comercial is the one for you. With 420 stores, more than 60 restaurants and facilities like a movie theater, an amusement park, a health club and a bowling alley, Portugal’s biggest shopping center is sure to impress guests of all ages.
  • Head to the Armazens do Chiado and be dazzled by the neighborhood that surrounds it. Find high-street fashion items, perfumes, cosmetics, books, photography supplies, and a four-star hotel which is the center’s highlight.
  • Experience open-air mall shopping in Forum Algarve Shopping Mall. Shop for brands like Pull and Bear, Zara and Cortefiel on the two-floor facility that surrounds a courtyard.
  • The Marina shopping complex in Villamoura is a mix of high-end and budget shops that offer branded items native products and local craftwork, perfect for every kind of traveler.
  • The Atrium Saldhana is best noted for its helpfulness for mobility-challenged shoppers as it has accessibility options and reserved parking spaces. Although the retail stalls are not as numerous as in other malls, the Atrium thrives in its Food Hall, with its offerings of Asian, American and local and regional dishes.
  • Experience shopping underwater with Centro Vasco da Gama’s transparent roof that runs with water for that ocean feel. Watch the movies or visit you favorite fast food while overlooking the view.

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Off the Beaten Track with a Local in Lisbon

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It's refreshing to get to see Lisbon without the horde of tourists. Isabel is knowledgeable, very friendly and guided us bilingually to suit our preferences/request, in an unobtrusive way. I particularly enjoyed learning about interesting historical facts and seeing parts of the city I wouldn't otherwise. She even managed to make my grumpy teenager son interested! I would recommend for a different experience.

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90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Lisbon

We went on an excellent tour with Diana. She was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun. She recommended a great place for dinner as well!

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Local Flavors in a Portuguese Home

What a amazing night that you don't want to miss it!!! IsabeI is a lovely and warm host. Her cuisine is healthy but truly delicious, especially for girl. I ate lots of dishes that I never done before. And also she love to share funny things and thinking with every guest. Try it, you will enjoy every dishes, and the arts craft that she made and painted by herself.

Local Shops and Products in Portugal

  • Go to Quarteira for keepsakes and memorabilia like embroidered items, hand-made linens and clothes. You can also find local pottery products that are characteristic of Portugal. Haggle all you can with English-speaking vendors and feel yourself transported to the Portugal of old.
  • Nothing can be classier than ceramic souvenirs: azulejo tiles, cookware, sculpture and elaborate figurines. Of course, you want a ceramic Barcelos cockerel sculpture, the symbol of Portuguese tourism, which you can find in Caldas da Rainha in Estremadura, along with other ceramic creations.
  • If tapestries and carpets make you weak in the knees, head to Arraiolos and drool over the hand stitched carpets, or go to Portalegre for its tapestries or visit Castelo Branco for its embroidered bedspreads. These items cost a fortune, but go ahead, they are free to look at.
  • You have never been to Portugal if you have not had port wine, and you would not want to leave without bringing home a bottle or two (but check with your country’s importation customs, just to be sure). Get the real deal by getting an education in Douro or Porto before your purchase.