Cascais' oldest Hypermarket JUMBO DE CASCAIS is where you can find an excellent selection of groceries, clothes, small appliances, electronic equipment, CD's and DVD's and much much more. I loved this store. It was about a ten minute walk from our Hotel Albergaria Valbom. From the train station you go right in the direction of Cascais Villa. Turn right again past the Cascais Villa and walk across the street. Jumbo is on your left, actually across the street from the train terminal.
I went there a few times, mostly to get some bottled water, juices, fruit, cookies for Hansi, bread and sandwich fixins like peanut butter and chocolate spread, etc.
I also wanted to look for a CD with Portuguese music which they also had. I chose a CD by "Toy".
There were small appliances, clothes for children and adults.
There are also a cafe' and flower shop in the complex.
Car parking is free for the first three hours.
Open Monday to Saturday 9:00 to 23:00.
You can buy almost anything here and at very reasonable prices too.
There are lots of tiny winding streets in the town and traders do not pester you to buy anything like they do in some resorts. Summer clothes seemed fairly cheap here.
For me, SHOPPING IN CASCAIS was an enjoyable pastime. The pedestrianized street Rua Da Raita in Old Town, offered numerous shops selling local wares including hand-embroidered linen, colourful clothing, souvenirs and hand-painted ceramic tiles - Azulejos.
Along the Beachfront on Avenida Marginal, are Kiosks selling souvenirs and shell crafts.
On Wednesdays, the Farmer's Market is held at the Mercado on the Rua Mercado.
Near Boca do Inferno, there is a small market selling linen, leather shoes, slippers and bags, and various souvenirs , all at reasonable prices.
Near the train station, Cascais Villa has two floors of stores selling mostly clothing and accessories. There is also the huge Food Court on the third floor
After visiting Boca Do Inferno we walked north along the coast for 15 minutes and came upon a beautiful enclosed parkland and market place overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It was a large area which included open air market of handicrafts, jewelry, local produce etc etc. There were several buildings which included workshops for local craftsmen, clothing etc etc. There is a very nice nursery which had many plants in flower.
My wife enjoyed this area and I amused myself taking photos of the beautiful scenery. We later had refreshments at one of the cafes which had magnificent views over the rugged coastline.
A good way to visit this section is to hire a cycle bike, there is an excellent cycleway.
What to buy: Local crafts are always available, compare before you buy as quality and price varies, the most costly item is not always the best.
Cascais Villa offers a wide selection of shopping from jewellery to luggage, clothing to accessories, food to groceries.
Up on the 2nd floor is the Mall's food court with great views and an outside balcony.
What to buy: Head to the 1st floor for grocery shopping if you're staying in Cascais on a budget.
What to pay: Average prices.
A few times a year there is a book market in Cascais town center.
Here you will find books of all types and in many languages. This is also a good place to pick up maps, travel guides and just about anything else you can imagine.
What to buy: Look around for the English book.. They are cheaper here than in the book store.
You can also can go to the local used book store where thay have loads of English used books.
What to pay: English books are expensive in the local book stores so this is a good place to get them cheap.
Casa da Guia is a restored 19th century house. Today it is a beautiful shopping center. In its gardens there are some kiosks, restaurants and cafes.
What to buy: Here you can buy furniture, clothes, souvenirs, flowers...
Shops are generally open from 9.00am to 1.00pm and from 3.00pm to 7.00pm on weekdays. Saturday they are open from 9.00am to 1.00pm except for the Mall. On Wednesdays and Saturdays there is a market in Cascais as well as a daily fleamarket.
The main areas for shopping are Rua Frederica Arouca which has more of the specialty shops. Closer to the shore and also in the main square you will find stalls selling local souvenirs and crafts. Rua da Raita is a small pedestrian street which has small stores selling local crafts.
Had never seen these fruits before..........'nesperas' in Portuguese.
Therefore I had to buy and try them.
They are called 'loquats' in English (had to look them up). We don't have them in the UK.
Lovely....succulent, juicy (need peeling), with an indescribable sweet taste. The faintest hint of apple, which was explained when I found out they are distantly related).
If they are available when you are in Portugal, buy some. They are superbly refreshing on a hot day.
I got 4 for less than 1 euro. They are sold by weight, of course.
Cascais also has the Cascais Villa shopping centre by the bus station on Avenida Marginal. A smaller mall but right near the heart of the town and just a few blocks back from the main square.
A bigger centre is the Cascais Shopping Mall, which also caters for the cinema lover. You can find it out of town on the road to Sintra. There are 2 floors of retail store including brand named clothing and furnishings
There are shopping-stands at the old town.Most are at the far end of pedistrian zone coming from railwaystation.There are many artisans selling their works.We bought some little things there-I just didn´t take a photo of sellers.
What to buy: Very beautyful handmade things.I bought earrings for exaple
What to pay: Quite cheap
The Centro Comercial Cascais Villa Shopping Center houses the following:
- 90 Shops
- Pingo Doce Supermarket
- 25 Restaurant; most on the third floor with outside terrace
- 5 room Castello Lopes Cinema
Shops: 10AM - 11PM
Supermarkt: 9AM - 22PM
Parking: All day
The Jumbo Hipermercados is a big supermarket at downtown Cascais.
It's comparable with a North American Wallmart, but with a smaller non-food section.
Of course there's fresh Portuguese seafood and vegetables.
The indoors farmacy is a seperated shop.
What to buy: Groceries.
Loja das Meias is right in the historic part of Cascais. Starting off a shop for socks, they have been around for over 100 years and have become one of the most exclusive shops in Portugal. They sell an international range of men’s and womens clothes and accessories. Part of the store has been set up to offer Thai massage.
The shop is in the centre of the walking street in Cascais. Here they speak very good English and they are very helpful. They want the customer to be happy and they let you try aslo different kind of things too. They let me try two different kinds of port wine and I did not want, because I plan to buy my port wine in the supermarket. But they insisted anyway.
What to buy: Here you can buy wine and other alcoholic drinks from Portugal. Very good quality stuff.
What to pay: It is little more expensive here, but you get so very good knowledge from the stuff in the shop so it can be wrth to buy something here. The supermarket is of course much cheaper for the same product.