The best markets in Lisbon


From the classic to more moder ones, Lisbon revamped its markets that are now more fashionable than ever. Tourists and locals alike flock to these markets in Lisbon to buy groceries, fish that's fresh from the sea and even for meals. Check out Lisbon's best markets here:


1. Mercado da Ribeira - Time Out Market

2. Mercado de Campo de Ourique

3. Mercado de Alvalade

4. Mercado de Arroios

5. Mercado do Lumiar + Bio

1. Mercado da Ribeira - Time Out Market

Mercado da Ribeira is one of Lisbon's oldest and most famous markets. The first reference to the market dates as far back as 1100 (yes, in the 12th century). The building as we know it was built in 1882. Mercado da Ribeira - Time Out Market was the first of its kind to open in Lisbon. The market-turned-food-court is home to many of the best restaurants in Lisbon. We recommend visiting during the week due to the increasing number of tourists that crowd the place at the weekend. 

TimeOut_Market © Time Out

2. Mercado de Campo de Ourique

Campo de Ourique is one of the most traditional neighbourhoods in Lisbon. It survided the 1755 earthquake, which has even generated some idiomatic expressions that are now deeply rooted in the Portuguese language. Its market opened in 1934 and was restored in 2013. Here you can buy groceries just like in any traditional market, but also shop or have a meal in one of the many food stands. From sushi, to tartar, and much more, you can have a real gourmet experience in Campo de Ourique.


3. Mercado de Alvalade Norte

Alvalade is a residential Lisbon neighbourhood. Its expansion took place in the 50s and 60s and the market opened around that time. Apart from the usual grocery shopping, in Alvalade you can buy fish, meat and even carefully selected, exotic spices. Alvalade neighbourhood is booming and so is the market.


4. Mercado de Arroios 

Arroios is an old Lisbon neighbourhood and it's a hipster-favourite. Along with Martim Moniz, Intendente, and Anjos, Arroios is a widely diverse area, where different cultures come together. The market is an example of that diversity. The restaurants facing the outside offer a wide range of different cuisines, from tapas and Portuguese to Syrian. A market worth exploring.


5. Mercado do Lumiar + bio 

This market is the result of a partnership between the City Hall and the Lumiar Parish established in 2018. The building was revamped by architects Daniela Ermano and João Carrasco and is more captivating than ever. Among what it has to offer are bakeries, butchers, fishmongers and groceries sellers. The big news is that it has a whole section selling nothing but organic food!

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