Shopping in Lisbon is something you should not miss especially if you take into account the variety of products as well as the prices which are much lower than in other major European cities. Lisbon is known for its shopping malls that offer everything you can find in Paris, London or Milan, but also for the local markets where zou maz find some unique design items. We have created a complete shopping zone guide with places that should not be missed while in Lisbon.
Rua Augusta is a wide street, the main promenade in Lisbon that will satisfy all your shopping needs. It stretches from Praca Rossio to Praca do Commercio and the river. Along this street there are mostly various shops, boutiques, gift shops, relaxed bars, restaurants with a good atmosphere and a nice ambience. Many bars are outdoors, and they have heaters outside in the winter.
The Avenue of Liberty (Avenida da Liberdade) is a boulevard for those with deep pockets. It is located in the central part of the city and is considered the most expensive shopping street in the city. The street was built in 1879 on the model of Parisian avenues and since then it has been recognized on the map as the most luxurious place to shop. Freedom Avenue is characterized by high fashion, exceptional leather goods, great jewelry and beautiful scents, good restaurants, cocktail bars, cafes. It exudes finesse.
Rua Garrett - Chiado represents the old part of Lisbon which is known for its main shopping streets and is considered a famous shopping area in the capital of Portugal. What makes the experience special are the shops located in ancient buildings. Here, shops, cafes, pharmacies, bookstores and other shops bear the crown of old Lisbon and their architecture and ambience have changed very little compared to before.
Rua do Carmo is a very likeable steep street with cobblestones where people like to walk and shop, although there is a slight ascent or descent. It is located in the central part of Lisbon, and takes you from the Chiado district of Lisbon to the central district of Baixa. Along it are numerous shops of well-known brands, some of which have been there since before, and some of which have been opened in recent times. Street musicians add to the atmosphere and make it more lively compared to some other streets in Lisbon. And sometimes, you can see street vendors selling jewelry, small decorations or paintings.
The Vasco da Gama shopping center is a stop you should not miss in Lisbon when it comes to shopping and good fun. It houses over 170 stores, a six-screen cinema, a health club, playgrounds, cafes, restaurants, a supermarket and a large car park. It is located in the part of Parque das Nacoes, and it opened its doors to the public in 2009. It is visited both by the local population and in large numbers by tourists. There are a total of about 2600 parking spaces, so that with the total area of the shopping center is an area of 49.000m2.