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.