Portugal Shopping

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    Serpa Pinto Street
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    Decathlon in Ponta Delgada.
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Portugal Shopping

  • Shopping centers and malls

    Lisbon Shopping

    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...

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  • Shopping streets

    Porto Shopping

    This is Portos main shopping street, when we visited on Saturday afternoon it was bustling with locals of all ages. Designer boutiques, shoe shops, book shops, household goods, stationery, jewellery, music etc can all be found. These cater for all budgets. As well as the shops and malls leading off this thoroughfare, there were hawkers and food...

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  • ceramics, tiles and lace

    Sintra Shopping

    I didn[t spend a lot of time shopping in Sintra, but there were a few lovely shops selling wonderful and colourful ceramics. Many good souvenir stores, with my favourite item being embroidered linens such as tablecloths, hand towels, aprons and decorative tea towels. Also many stores selling Portugal's symbol - the Rooster. There were some...

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  • Regional Handicraft

    Évora Shopping

    You will find the most interesting shops selling products made of Cork in Rua Cinco de Outubro, on your way from the main square of Evora to the cathedral. Take a look at my pics they have boxes, chairs and giant bowls made completely from Cork and in fact they are really extremely light-weighted and easy to carry home, it is just a pity I did not...

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  • Souvenirs and handicrafts

    Lisbon Shopping

    On our way down the hill from the castle we came across an attractive display of tiles outside a small shop. This isn’t unusual in Lisbon, where the traditional blue and white azulejos are sold all over the city (both new ones made especially for the tourist market, and odd tiles salvaged from old buildings and sold singly as decorative items). But...

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  • Shopping centers/Malls

    Porto Shopping

    Welcome to Via Catarina! When you look at the main facade of its building you are not very impressed. You even can feel some disappointment but when you get in you realize you are in the bog, modern mall. The Via Catarina space is a charismatic, singular thought in detail. A superb location in the commercial oldest district of Porto, Rua de Santa...

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  • open air markets

    Sintra Shopping

    Lots of clothes (my husband bought short-pants,witch tored out at first wash :D I´m not sure what would be a good thing to buy here.Nothing is very good quality.Maybe beatch-clothes?Maybe you will find something nice-who knows. Lively market is held in the suburb of São Pedro on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Markets are fun to visit...

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  • Big supermarkets

    Évora Shopping

    This is one of the major big supermarkets here in Evora. You can buy everything you need. From local wines to local bread. Fish, everything that you can usualy find in supermarkets near you. Prices can be much lower here than in small supermarkets inside castle walls.

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  • Boutiques

    Lisbon Shopping

    There are those occasions - more often than not in today's travels - when by necessity, demand and even urgency where we find ourselves wanting that new and extra luggage to have to accommodate our suddenly enlarging purchases, to give that extra convenience and room or to simply have one so new precisely the one we've just spotted...simply as a...

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  • What buy?

    Porto Shopping

    The port wineries give tours and tastings. Calem charged a small fee for the tour and the 4 tastings. It is impossible to leave Oporto without a bottle of Port wine. Some are very expensive but you can get a decent bottle (Tawny) for around $15. You can also pickup a 20 year old port for about $50.

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  • Street scene

    Évora Shopping

    Evora is a hot and dry city, and walking around may become hard. The city's centre is prepared to it, hiding most of the small stores under the shade of very convenient and good looking arcades. This puts people a little out of sight, giving the city a tranquility that... it's real, but not that much.

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  • Markets

    Lisbon Shopping

    In the middle of Mercado Alvalade Norte are numerous bakeries. The photos below show some of their specialties. These photos were taken from three different bakery sellers. Each one had something quite different from the other, and because we were there during a holiday season we found some interesting things on their shelf. The bread in Portugal,...

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  • Markets

    Porto Shopping

    Mercado do Bolhao is the old market in the center of Porto. There you will find many little stalls selling various things especially in terms of food and clothes. The place has become quite run down in recent years though and the place seriously needs some investment if it is not to lose most clients. The place is still worth visiting though for...

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  • Good neighborhoods for shopping

    Lisbon Shopping

    Walking Toward the Metro from Mercado Alvalade we found this unique neighborhood coffee shop. They have one of the oldest coffee grinding machines that should be on the Antique Road Show. The owners speak a little English and will understand you when you tell them what kind of grind you want. Not only are the goods available unique but the whole...

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  • E-Crafts

    Some friends decided to create a shop online for Portuguese crafts. They have in mind to choose the best in several materials that it is made in our region (Leiria District) and, if succeeded, enlarge the idea to the whole country. It's a nice site, and, even if you don't want to buy, it's a good place to look at some examples of top quality in...

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  • Nativity scene sets, not the traditional...

    . Close to the Christmas season, the Christian world is swamped with nativity scenes of all types and sizes, from the cheap cardboard version, plastic ones, wooden ones, to glass, ceramic or some other more expensive material like porcelain. Often they show the usual characters, Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus, the three kings, the shepherds, the...

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  • Municipal Market, Cascais

    Wide range of items are available at Municipal Market in Cascais especially clothings and textiles, shoes, leather products such as travelling bags, belts and handbags, toys, household goods, CDs, DVDs and souvenirs. Souvenitrs can be purchased quite cheaply from the Municipal Markets in Cascais. Reasonable price, it has to be said.

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  • Lisboa - Rua Augusta

    It might not be the best shopping area for prices and selection, but Rua Augusta seems to be the preferred "strip" for locals and visitors who want to stroll around. This busy pedestrian street connects Praça Dom Pedro IV, also nicknamed Rossio, and Praça do Comercio. Here are some elegant stores but also a good number of bars and a few simple...

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  • Port Wine

    Any trip to Portugal should include Port wine tasting. This fluid is made from grapes growing in the vineyards of the Douro valley, the river being the natural waterway to move the raw material downstream to the estuary city of Porto. On the opposite bank of the Ribeira district are most of the major brand wineries and tours are organized for...

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  • Pottery and Tiles

    Portugal is famous for its pottery and fine tile work. You can find many different types of tiles and different types of handcrafted pottery from the south to the north of the country. Each area has its own specialty and each is unique. Make sure you purchase a plate or two that are made by locals and not imported. There are many great artist in...

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  • Fresh Foods

    The markets are fantastic places to shop, ask at the hotel when the Gypsy Market in Quarteria runs, it was quite an experience and the fresh produce was fantastic, probably the best I have ever tasted. Be wary of the eggs though, its hard to find unfertilized eggs, which came as quite a supprise to us. For about 1 euro we bought a kilo of fresh...

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  • Contemporary handicraft-Oficina da...

    This shop is on of the most special places in Evora concerning you have a unique regional handicraft with a great contemporary taste. All this ceramics are made and painted by young artists Tiago Cabeca and Magda Ventura.Prizes these artists have won:National Contemporary Handicrafts 1st Prize, 2001-2003Roll of honor on contemporary handicrafts...

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  • Contemporary handicraft-Oficina da...

    This shop is on of the most special places in Evora concerning you have a unique regional handicraft with a great contemporary taste. All this ceramics are made and painted by young artists Tiago Cabeca and Magda Ventura.Prizes these artists have won:National Contemporary Handicrafts 1st Prize, 2001-2003Roll of honor on contemporary handicrafts...

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  • Made to Order

    I had read Emily Kimbrough's book about touring in Portugual, and I was anxious to see the things she wrote about. I even bought a rug (pictured) from the same lady that she did. I went to the apartment of the lady mentioned in the book, and picked the design and size that I wanted. Then there were yarn samples so I picked out the colors that I...

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  • Something Useful

    I bought the hat (which says Portugual) and the shorts and top (which has a scene embroidered on the front with a chain as part of it) in Portugual. I found that clothes which could be worn were a better buy than things that sat around like pottery roosters, although I bought those things too.Children's clothes are less fashion/trendy than clothing...

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  • Azulejos, Ceramics and more

    If you keep you eye out in many towns in Portugal, you will find one that sells the customary hand made azulejos (hand painted tiles) and ceramics. Each region has it’s own unique styling and variations. Most often the prices are very reasonable. These items make great gifts and souvenirs. Handmade, Hand-painted Azulejos, Ceramics 2.50 Euro and...

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  • Souvenirs from Madeira

    Like in other places I had been, I went to a souvenir shop to buy something to remember Madeira.There are several cute things to buy in Madeira, I bought one azulejo (glazed tile) of a Santana's House and a woman dressed with the traditional costume. (Take a look to my Madeira page to see it)Another souvenir that i bought in Madeira was these...

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  • Porto sweet wine

    When visiting Portugal you can't miss the opportunity to taste and buy Porto sweet wine. You should avoid tourist shops and go to a wine cellar. You will probably get a better deal in wine cellars, regarding quality vs price (even though prices might tend to be high). There are several makes, and some of them are equally good. As in any other...

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  • Leather Goods a Must

    I bought many things on my 7 trips to the Algarve. It pays to look round at the different shops and price things up.I bought things from all across the Algarve and from Monichique and Lisbon. I bought a lovely pair of shoes on my first trip out there and different things after that including woollen cardigans from Monchique Mountains, t-shirts,...

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  • Shop 'til you drop

    The best souvenirs from Portugal are the painted tiles and ceramics. There are many good stores selling traditional handicrafts in Sintra (although here they tend to be a little more expensive than in other places in the country), and in small towns in the north. If you visit Minho, don't miss the old-fashioned market of Barcelos.But if you're...

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  • Souvenirs from Alentejo

    There are beautiful things you can buy in Alentejo such as shepherd's art in wooden, cork and horn objects. I spent one week in this fabulous region of Portugal and I had visited the beautiful small town Marv?o.In the narrow streets and alleys of Marv?o you can find small traditional art shops.They have crafts things hanged on the walls of the...

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  • Lots of choices

    Here are some store names you might encounter and their English translation:artesanato ~ handicraftslivraria ~ bookspapelaria ~ stationerysapateria ~ shoesjoalheria ~ jewelry

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  • Fresh is best

    In almost any town in Portugal, you'll find a "mercado municipal" where you can find fresh meats, cheeses, flowers, fruits and local crafts. Many are closed on Sundays.

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  • Shop 'til you drop

    This is a giant department store in Lisbon that has everything! Portugal as a whole offers some great deals on items such as Port wine and local crafts, such as azulejo tiles.

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  • Ceramics in Coimbra, Portugal

    This shop has the highest quality ceramics I came across while in Portugal. There are two floors ~ some sale items downstairs ~ and it is filled with ceramics with a variety of traditional designs on them. They have everything from spoons to jars to wallhangings. . .even some larger pieces that were out of my range.Had I known that I wouldn't...

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  • Buy Port Wine

    You can purchase Port just about anywhere. Since the bottles are heavy I would suggest buying the Port your planning on taking home at the end of your trip.The cheapest place to buy Port is in the stores the locals use, but since I hate carrying extra luggage so I often find it's worth paying an extra dollar or two to make my purchases in the...

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  • Buy woolens in a small town

    My favorite shopping destination was in a little traditional fishing village not far from Fatima. I totally loved this place, the food was wonderful and there were even people wearing the traditional dress of Portugal. I’m not much of a shopper but I went wild here. The stores were filled with beautiful handmade reversible capes (1 bought one),...

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  • GLASS

    Around Leira (just east ans south actually)are the galss/crystal factories you can see the glass being made. Great art glass as well as crystal and all sorts of fabulous pressed glass! A must! GLASS Prices range from 50 cents to thousands!

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