Shopping centers and malls, Lisbon
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!
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
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.
Is the shopping mall part of the train station, or is it exactly the opposite? I think 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?
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.
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
open between 10:00-22:00
restaurants stay open till 23:00
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Another Cathedral to spend money!!!
This one is one of the biggest in Europe - if not the biggest. Virtually Hundreds of stores with everything you can think of. If you're a shopping addict like me, expect to spend a day or so here, buyng, buyng buyng :)))
You will see your money runing out of your pocket easy LOL