Shopping in Lisbon
Lisbon Shopping Destination
There are some areas in Lisbon specially devoted to shopping. Lisbon city is excellent for shopping and fashion, considered one of the best in Europe. Lisbon has some areas specially designed for it. Clothing, jewellery, purses, shoes and fragrances are just some of the many things you may find in those areas.
The area often known as 'Baixa' (downtown) goes from Rossio to Rua Augusta (Augusta street) and its transversal streets, and from Chiado to Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue). This is one of the oldest commercial areas in Lisbon. You will easily find names related to the trades that were once practiced in certain streets: Prata (Silver) Street, Ouro (Gold) Street, Ferreiros (Blacksmith) Street, among others. Today, you may find some of the best stores, restaurants, theatres and much more. Baixa is mainly characterised by the presence of the so-called traditional retail, with some centennial stores, such as Luvaria Ulisses (Ulysses glove shop), Livraria Bertrand (Bertrand bookstore) or Conserveira de Lisboa (Lisbon cannery).
However, if you are looking for luxury brands, the best option is Avenida da Liberdade. The best stores start at Rua Castilho and go down the avenue. In this street, you will find international brands of clothing, footwear and accessories, such as Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Gucci, Armani, Calvin Klein, Escada, Marc Jacobs or Prada. These stores have extended opening hours, personalised service and a schedule that gave this area of the city a different dynamics. However, you will also find traditional retail stores, which is one of the true key features of the city of Lisbon.
Chiado has one of the most emblematic commercial areas of the city, Armazéns do Chiado (Chiado Warehouses), a building restored after a fire in 1988, with over 50 stores, 15 restaurants and a hotel. Besides this small shopping centre, Rua Garrett, where it is located, has many other stores, such as Hermès, Benetton, Swarovski, Hugo Boss, H&M, Zara or Tous, which is one of the most beautiful stores in Lisbon and one of the oldest in Chiado, since that space was previously a jewellery store. In the streets around Chiado you will also find small boutiques, as well as stores selling second-hand clothes and other goods.
Bairro Alto may prove to be a different shopping experience, with several brands in this area, including the fashion atelier of the famous Portuguese designer Fátima Lopes.
Principe Real offers you antique stores and many restored buildings with shops dedicated to design, chocolates or wine, as well as bars and cafes.
If you are the type of person who, before leaving, likes to take home something traditional that reminds you of the city you visited, in Lisbon you may also find embroidery, handicraft, pottery and cork objects, as well as old product brands, such as the Ach Brito and Confiança soaps. And let's not forget the typical shops where you may find wine, gourmet products, cheeses, and the famous conversations.
In Lisbon, there are also several shopping centres. Smaller or larger, these commercial spaces have all kinds of shops, with different national and international brands, including hypermarkets.
There are shopping centres a bit all over the city. Larger or smaller, you can be sure they will do their best to meet your needs. We have chosen to list the main commercial spaces, which include several shops of different branches, as well as restaurants and entertainment facilities, such as a cinemas and mini-amusement parks.
Amoreiras Shopping Centre
Amoreiras, located in the centre of Lisbon, opened its doors in 1985 and has about 220 stores spread over two floors. When it first opened, its different and bold style for the time caused a sensation.
Opening hours: Every day, 10h00 - 23h00.
Address: Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco, 1070-113 Lisboa
Centro Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama shopping centre is located in one of the most recent Lisbon areas - Parque das Nações (Park of Nations), where Expo 98 was held. It opened in 1999, offering 164 stores and 36 restaurants, as well as a hypermarket.
Opening hours: Every day, 09h00 - 00h00.
Address: Avenida Dom João II – Parque das Nações, 1990-094 Lisboa
Colombo shopping centre is located next to Estádio da Luz, Benfica's football stadium. It opened to the public in 1997, has three commercial floors with 437 stores and 66 restaurants, a hypermarket and a pharmacy.
Opening hours: Every day, 10h00 - 00h00.
Armazéns do Chiado
With 54 stores, 12 dining areas, a gym and a hotel, Armazéns do Chiado has a very special meaning for the people of Lisbon, as this commercial facility is the result of the recovery of one of the most famous stores of Lisbon, which was destroyed in a fire in 1988.
Opening hours:Every day, 10h00 - 22h00.
Address: Rua do Carmo, n.º 2, 1200-094 Lisboa
Alvaláxia Shopping & Leisure
This modern shopping centre is integrated into the Alvalade XXI complex, that belongs to the football club Sporting Clube de Portugal. With three floors, the ground floor is devoted to leisure and has a large dining area, on the second floor there is a bingo and shops, and on the third floor you will find the cinemas.
Address: Rua Francisco Stromp – Estádio Alvalade Século XXI, 1750 Lisboa
Centro Comercial Continente de Lisboa
This large shopping centre, opened in 1990, has four floors, almost 40 shops, a hypermarket, a bank and five restaurants. It also has a large parking area.
Address: Avenida das Nações Unidas, 1600 Lisboa
Dolce Vita Picoas Plaza
With 31 stores spread over two floors, Dolce Vita Picoas Plaza has a large dining area, with a terrace and a garden. Offering its customers a parking area with more than 500 places, it is located right in the heart of the city.
Opening hours: 08h30 - 22h00 (10h00 - 20h00 for the stores).
Address: Rua Tomás Ribeiro, 65, Lisboa
Dolce Vita Tejo
Opened in 2009 and with almost 300 stores, Dolce Vita Tejo is the largest shopping centre in Portugal and has the largest covered square in Europe. This is where you will find Kidzania, a theme park for young people, where they can experience more than 60 professions. Besides many well-known brand stores, this shopping centre has a hypermarket and a parking area with 9000 places.
Opening hours: 09h00 - 23h00 (stores open at 10h00).
Address: Avenida Cruzeiro Seixas, 5 e 7, 2650 Amadora
Dolce Vita Monumental
Very well located at Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, this shopping centre has 37 stores on two floors, a very diverse food court and a six-screen cinema.
Opening hours: 08h30 - 22h00 (stores open at 10h00).
Address: Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, 51, 1050-120 Lisboa
Dolce Vita Miraflores
Located in Algés, this shopping centre was the first of this network to be set up in Portugal. It offers its customers 48 shops and a hypermarket, as well as a four-screen cinema. The car park has about 300 places.
Opening hours: 09h00 - 22h00 (stores open at 10h00)
Address: Avenida das Tulipas. Nº6-6ºF, Miraflores, 1495-195 Algés
El Corte Inglés
With seven floors, all divided by types (men, women, children, cosmetics, textiles, etc.), this major shopping centre has everything you need, including a food court, a supermarket and a large car park. On the top floor, the customers can be delighted with the views from the panoramic restaurant. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 10h00 - 22h00; Fridays and Saturdays, 10h00 - 23h30; Sundays and public holidays, 10h00 - 20h00.
Address: Between António Augusto Aguiar, Marquês de Fronteira and Sidónio Pais avenues.
Atrium Saldanha shopping centre
With 78 stores, this shopping mall opened its doors in 1998. The stores and a panoramic elevator are located in the first three floors, while the upper floors are filled with offices.
Opening hours: 10h00 - 22h00.
Address: Praça Duque de Saldanha, nº1, 1050-094 Lisboa
Freeport Outlet Alcochete
Located in Alcochete, near Lisbon, this commercial area, with 75,000 m2, is the largest outlet in Europe. Opened in 2004, in this complex you may find the best brands at much lower prices, including clothing, footwear, perfumes, home furnishings, among others. Freeport also offers restaurants, cafes and terraces, where you can relax between shopping.
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday and public holidays, 10h00 - 22h00; Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holidays, 10h00 - 23h00.
Address: Avenida Euro 2005, 2890-154 Alcochete
Acqua Roma Centro Comercial
In the heart of central Roma Avenue, this modern style shopping centre has several stores and a supermarket.
Opening hours: 10h00 - 22h00.
Address: Avenida de Roma, 15B, 1000-264 Lisboa
This former industrial space now presents itself as a commercial area that combines ateliers, shops, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, a bookstore, studios, etc. On Sundays, there is a fair where you can find unique handmade or second-hand items. With a monthly programme, this is a nice place to spend a few hours.
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Address: Rua Rodrigues de Faria, 103, 1300-501 Lisboa
Campo Pequeno shopping centre
Located next to Campo Pequeno bullring, right in the heart of Lisbon, this shopping centre has 60 shops, a food court, an eight-screen cinema and a parking area. With good access to transport, there is a metro station with a direct exit to the mall.
Opening hours: Every day, 10h00 - 23h00
Address: Praça do Campo Pequeno, 1000-082 Lisboa