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    Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre: Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre

    by sue_stone Written Jan 26, 2006

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    The Vasco da Gama is a multi-story shopping centre located just at the Parque das Nacoes. To get here you jump on the red metro line to Oriente, which is the last stop. When you exit the station you can either walk through the underpass straight into the centre or leave via the stunning street level station exit and cross the road to the shopping centre.

    Inside the Vasco da Gama there are around 200 stores selling a full range of products. There is also a large food hall where we had lunch - there was all the usual type of outlets and plenty of seating.

    There is also a cinema as part of the complex….so why not deposit the kids in a movie while you do some shopping!

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  • Shopping centers and malls: Colombo

    by arasnosliw Updated Aug 29, 2006

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    Colombo - my personal nightmare
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    First off, let me say I just despise this place because it is incessantly huge and overwhelming (let me state that I am an atypical female and despise shopping in general)....but if you're looking for a good mall I'd recommend Colombo. It is the largest mall in Iberia. Used to be the largest in Europe, but times have changed.

    Aside from more than 400 stores, there is an indoor/outdoor amusement park, a supermarket (called Continente), cinema, health club, and a variety of international restaurants.

    You can probably find anything you're looking for here.

    Open daily 10am to 12pm

    What to buy: anything and everything

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    Shopping centers and malls: Vasco da Gama

    by ncfg Written Jun 28, 2005

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    actually you go through the Sopping to go to the park.
    Vasco da Gama it is very well located because it is just adjacent to the Gar do Oriente where the train, metro, buses and taxis stop.
    You will find there many shops, bars, restaurants and a supermarket.

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    Shopping centers and malls: Vasco da Gama

    by solopes Updated Sep 7, 2012

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    Lisbon - Portugal

    Is the shopping mall part of the train station, or is it exactly the opposite? I thing that neither one answer nor the other.

    They are two independent structures, conceived to work together as good neighbours. And they do, in an absolute harmony, sharing the leadership of Expo 98 most frequented place.

    One single question : Why do they forbid pictures inside?

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    Shopping centers and malls: Campo Pequeno

    by solopes Updated Dec 17, 2013

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    Lisbon - Portugal

    The old bullring in Lisbon was completely renewed, being today a shopping mall and a large show business center.

    Bullfights still take place there, but... it has much more, carefully preserving the old architecture.

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  • Shopping centers and malls: Armazéns do Chiado

    by arasnosliw Written Mar 7, 2005

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    entrance to Armaz��ns do Chiado

    The shopping mall Armazéns do Chiado is a good place for tourists to visit. Aside from its central location and proximity to Baixa-Chiado, it has a variety of shops and restaurants that will appeal to tourists of all countries.

    The most noteable store here is FNAC, a huge music, books, and electronic store. Come here and peruse the lusophone and english book selection, or listen to a fado CD.

    Eat a typical portuguese meal at one of the restaurants here, or opt for the easy way out with the everso notorious golden arches.

    Browse the rest of the stores to find fashionable Portuguese shoes, clothing, and accessories.

    There is also a large sporting goods store within the mall.

    There was a fire that destroyed much of Chiado in 1988 and it started in the mall. Since then, much renovation has taken place to restore the neighborhood.

    What to pay: average costs

    hours:
    open between 10:00-22:00
    restaurants stay open till 23:00

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    Colombo, Amoreiras e Almada forum: All in one

    by RedMoon Updated Nov 13, 2006

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    Colombo,Amoreiras, and Almada forum are the 4 biggest commercial spaces in Lisbon, (an also in Iberian Peninsula), u can find almost everything there, from clothes, to food, Home stuff, gym, cinema, entertainement, coffes, Art etc..
    Its not a touristical place but u can find souvenirs there too.
    wen its bad weather this comercial centers get totally full, and often Portugueses spend their winter free time in this coffees, cinema and shopping.

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    Shopping centers and malls: Amoreiras

    by solopes Updated Oct 15, 2012

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    Lisbon - Portugal

    The first big mall in Lisbon and the most central of them all, (though having been over sized by the newest ones), this mall continues to be one of the favorite shopping centers of Lisbon. Furthermore, its "risky" architecture still feeds many discussions among the specialists.

    Its weakest point is the great distance to the closest Metro station.

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    tradicional stores

    by RedMoon Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    The Baixa quarter is where most of the tradicional shops are located. Small shops with a personal service make your shopping experience even more pleasant, but the Baixa is also home to some large music stores. Other traditional shopping areas are Avenida de Roma, Alvalade and Campo de Ourique.
    On Avenida da Liberdade and in the Chiado you will find many national and international designer stores.
    Lisbon's antique shops are generally concentrated in Rua Dom Pedro V, Rua do Alecrim and Rua de São Bento.

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    Shopping centers and malls: Shopping Paradise

    by chiara76 Written Nov 28, 2004

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    Lisbon is a paradise for shopping lovers:)
    You can find there at least three really good shopping malls for example : Amoreiras Shopping Centre which you find on Rua Carlos Alberta da Mota Pinto and Centro Comercial Vasco da Gama, at the Parque das Nacoes.

    What to buy: It depends what you would like to buy there.
    Clothes, music, books, everything what you like:)

    What to pay: you pay there in Euro and main creditcards are accepted

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    Shopping centers and malls: El Corte Ingles

    by keeweechic Written Aug 25, 2008

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    El Corte Ingles is a large Spanish department store and there is a huge branch in Lisbon. The store takes up 9 floors which includes goods from books, household goods, electronics and designer clothing. There is also café’s, restaurants and a supermarket. Within the complex there is also a 14 screen movie centre.

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    El Corte Ingles: Spanish Invasion

    by solopes Updated Dec 17, 2013

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    Lisbon - Portugal

    The biggest Spanish chain conquered Lisbon. With the best accessibility among all the greater shopping malls (central location and Metro) this is an easy place to shop.

    Prices are not very cheap, but diversity in quality and brands, and the integration of space are the stronggest arguments. I must confess that, till now, I was forced to spend there 0.35%* of my life. And Fernanda is not giving up!

    * Raised to 0.38% in 2013

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    Corte Ingles: Who knew they were here too?

    by b1bob Written Apr 22, 2004

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    Corte Ingles

    We were going to the farmer's market, but it rained so much in the night that it was a bunch of mud holes. However, my last full day for that trip wasn't a total bore. José, Joaquina, and I went to what had to be the world's largest store, the Corte Ingles. I thought they were only in Spain, only this was bigger than any one of those I had seen in downtown Madrid- even that big one in Las Rozas. I mean it had a toy store, a souvenir shop, even a Benetton! There must be a Benetton in hell!

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    Atrium Saldanha: Shopping and healthy fast food

    by SonOfLusus Updated Sep 1, 2005

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    Saldanha Square

    Although this is not the largest of even the best shopping mall in the city, it does have the best food court of all of them. Here you won't find McDonald's or Pizza Hut, but rather healthier fast food (not an oxymoron) consisting of salads and soups.

    What to buy: I highly recommend Go Natural, with all sorts of salads and self-service pre-prepared food from soups to sushi! It is mostly Mediterranean and Oriental -- pumpkin soup with almonds, shrimp wrap with Thai sauce, aloe vera yogurt with cereals are just some examples. See their website at www.gonatural.pt (only in Portuguese).
    Also good is Vitaminas & Co., with excellent salads and fresh 100% juice.

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  • Shopping centers and malls: Centro Comercial Vasco da Gama

    by Ritac Written Jun 20, 2003

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    Well, I use to do all my shopping in malls. I spend here a ggreat part of my time as well as my money...of course!!! :)
    Forget all tourist shoping most of the people use to do - "I love Lisbon" tshirts, Port wine botles , etc etc.
    Expect to do serious shopping, great fashion brands there :)

    What to buy: Everything except classic touristic garbage - like t shirts, lisbon aquarelle, etc

    What to pay: Malls are expensive than street comerce stores

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