Colombo is a huge mall built on an American pattern.
There are :
- 400 shops, mainly focused on clothes, shoes and sportware
- a supermarket Continente
- a cinema
- 50 restaurants from the fast food to the gastronomic one
- a food court.
What to buy Everything.
But no outlet stores.
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!
Nice and (usually) cheap hipermarket where you can find plenty of things.
Useful to backpackers and independent travellers on a budget.
It's open mondays to saturdays from 09h to midnight and sundays from 09h to 13h.
If you want a shopping center which as almost everything you can't miss "Colombo".
It's one of the biggest malls in Europe.
Almost every international fashion store is there.
What to buy Clothes, furniture, cosmetics, toys, books, cds, dvds, software, candles, shoes, ... and also restaurants, snack-bars, cinemas, fun area, etc.
What to pay You have prices for all tastes!!
The biggest shopping mall of the Iberian Peninsula, with more then 420 shops. Many times quantity doesn't mean quality, but Colombo has both!
It includes about 60 restaurants, 10 movie theaters, an health club and a covered amusement park.
It is open everyday from 10am to 12pm.
What to buy Everything you can imagine.
This shopping mall is in the Expo zone. During the exposition it was one of the entries.
This mall is quite pleasant, with a maritime theme. Notice the water running in the glass ceilings, you can frequently spot seagulls there looking down to people!
I like this one in particular because i'm use to it. It's smaller than the other ones I talk about in my previous tips, so easier to get yourself an orientation for shopping, without loosing your north direction. :)
This one has nice clothes and shoes 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
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
Colombo Shopping Centre is a huge mall in Benfica area, the biggest and most diverse in Lisbon...
Use the subway and head to “Colégio Militar” station... Than you find a real shopping temple... Colombo...
If you use a car you pay the parking and spend sometime nearby because of car congestion...
What to buy About anything you wish, all anchor stores, services, franchising and food-chains make their presence...
What to pay Avoid buying: large furniture, jewels or art pieces, they can be found cheaper if you look in the right places out of big malls...
I didn't realize that Portugal had an El Corte Ingles (it's a Spanish store), but there is a great one in northern Lisbon near the Gulbenkian Museum.
The store has everything from food courts, to gift shops, to clothes, music, books, groceries, etc., etc. . . .
You should also check El Corte Ingles before buying tourist trinkets and souvenirs. Often you'll find better deals here than you would in the smaller shops in the city.
Complete shopping centre, uniquely situated near Estádio da Luz.
Monday to Sunday from 10:00-00:00.
What to pay Lisbon is a very expensive town.
And after € introduction some shops increased prices...a lot!..Take the calculator of the wallet...and start using it!