Portugal Shopping Guide: the best shops, markets & souvenirs

Portugal Shopping Guide

Welcome to the ultimate shopping guide to Portugal!

Whether you’re in the hunt for a cool souvenir or you’re planning to visit a typical market, this article has you covered.

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know for your shopping spree in Portugal!

Souvenirs from Portugal

There’s much more beyond magnets and postcards, especially in Portugal.

We recommend looking for something more authentic as a souvenir from your trip to Portugal, something that you can easily find in shops and brings a bit of the Portuguese culture to your home.

You can’t go wrong with any of the following:

  • Vinho verde, Porto Tawny, licor Beirao or ginjinha.
  • Cork products.
  • “Sabonetes”: traditionals soaps.
  • Tiles.

Shopping in Porto

Porto is home to cool shops, historic boutiques and markets.

These are our favorites:

  • Armazém: old warehouse reconverted in art gallery, cafe and antiques store.
  • Fernandes Mattos: historic shop in the heart of Baixa neighborhood, with a selection of brands and design products.
  • Bolhao market: a traditional market in the heart of the city, that has been recently renovated.
  • Flea markets in Porto: mercadinho dos Clérigos and Feira da Vandoma.
  • Souvenirs: A Vida Portuguesa

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Shopping in Lisbon

Lisbon is home to many beautiful stores, including antiquities, pottery, and of course, markets.

This is our selection:

  • Librería Ler DeVagar in LX Factory
  • Limbo Shop: to buy plants and pottery
  • Ceramicas na linha: here you’ll find pottery at good prices
  • Solar Antiques: the oldest and largest antiques shop in Portugal
  • Feira da Ladra, also known as Feria de Santa Marta (Tuesdays and Saturdays)
  • Souvenirs: A Vida Portuguesa

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Markets in Portugal

Heading to the weekly market in Portugal is something that is part of the Portuguese culture. It’s the perfect place to buy edibles, clothes or home goodies and a beautiful way to get in touch with the Portuguese way of living.

Personally my favorite stalls are the ones with antiquities, pottery and above all, the ones with all types of baskets.

Visit at least one during your trip… and don’t forget to bargain!

These are our favorites:

  • Feria Quincenal en Ponte da Lima (1st and 3rd Monday of the month): the oldest market in Portugal with more than 300 stalls.
  • Feria de Braga (Tuesdays)
  • Feria de Valença (Wednesdays)
  • Feria de Barcelos (Thursdays)
  • Feria de Vila Nova de Cerveira (Saturdays)
  • Feria de Antiguedades e Velharias en Ponte da Lima (Sundays)

Where to buy pottery in Portugal

Ceramics are an important part of the Portuguese culture & heritage.

There are small artisans and bigger factories producing gorgeous pieces that make the best souvenir for travelers.

The most famous brands are Vista Alegre, Bordallo Pinheiro, Casa Cubista, Costa Nova, Vicara Design & Anna Westerlund.

My recommendations to buy pottery:

  • Artesanato a Mó, Sagres: this shop is famous for its façade with colorful plates.
  • Ceramicas na linha, Lisbon
  • Porches: the most famous pottery in Portugal
  • Vista Alegre, Aveiro
  • Feria da Praia (in October), in Vila Real de Santo António
  • Bordallo Pinheiro in Caldas da Rainha: the famous artistic pottery by Bordallo Pinheiro
  • Outlet in Vila Nova de Cerveira: the one you see often on my  instagram. The location is on the map below.

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All the locations in the map

Click on the star to save all the locations in your device.

2 comments

    1. That totally depends on the destination you’re shipping to. I’d recommend asking the different sellers, they will be able to recommend and give you the easiest/best options.

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