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Lisbon Events Calendar

Logistics for planning things to do for an excellent day (or week, or month) in and around Lisbon, in English. ATTENTION: Most of the top museums in Lisbon have closed due to the attempt to contain the Coronavirus. There will likely be last-minute cancellations on events until mid-May and possibly beyond, so for now, it’s best to call and check if the event you fancy is still going on just in case.
Jul
5
Sun
2020
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER’S MARKET | “LX Rural” at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE
Jul 5 @ 10:00 – 17:00
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER'S MARKET | "LX Rural" at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE @ LX Factory | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Eating at McDonald’s does not make you a bad person. Your ancestors have done it for generations, and you can always opt for just lettuce. But sometimes you just want something a little more natural and less controversial, if only to avoid those awkward dinner-party conversations.
In comes LX Rural, the new farmer’s market brought to you by LX Factory, the hippest (or freshest?) mini-Brooklyn this side of the Atlantic.
Here’s what they tell us:
“From the countryside to the city, from generation to generation, a rare market emerges. A market of freshness, quality and value.
Wake up early on Sunday and bring the family to the Rural Lx!
Come and meet the producers of traditional, sustainable and biological agriculture. Savor the products of the time. Come and taste the homemade bread, the preserves, the fresh vegetables, the sausages (thank Jesus!), the honey … and take the tradition and art to your table!
Indulge yourself in this market of colors and flavors of the field!”
The market is open to producers from all over Portugal, and is sure to make your Sunday hangover, if not better, healthier.

Weekly | MARKET | Craft & Design | Estrela | FREE
Jul 5 @ 10:00 – 19:00
Weekly | MARKET | Craft & Design | Estrela | FREE @ Jardim da Estrela | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

This is probably the most relaxed craft market in town, thanks to its position in the tranquil and beautifully cared-for Jardim da Estrela. It’s also surprisingly diverse and offers more than your average home-made soaps and ankle bracelets. We can’t guarantee she’ll be there every time, but we once saw a woman here selling one-of-a-kind, perfectly creepy oversized papier-mâché dolls, for example.

The first weekend of every month, except January.

Jul
7
Tue
2020
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jul 7 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

Jul
8
Wed
2020
to Jul 11 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2020 | Oeiras | 69-189€
Jul 8 all-day
to Jul 11 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2020 | Oeiras | 69-189€ @ PASSEIO MARÍTIMO DE ALGÉS | Lisboa | Portugal

Billie Eilish.
Kendrick Lamar.
Faith No More.
Taylor Swift.
The Strokes.
(that already is the definition of an eclectic line-up…).
Also, The Lumineers.
alt-J.
Two Door Cinema Club.
Cage the Elephant.
Jorja Smith.
Caribou.
And many more…

Provided you and most of the people above are alive and well after this whole pandemic thing, NOS Alive hits Lisbon this summer for its 13th edition.
Basically, expect four days of crazy anti-social-distancing fun.

69€ gets you a day-pass, whereas 189€ gets you access to all four days.

Learn all the deets and get your tix here.

Here’s what last year looked like.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fuS2g22dSM[/embed]

Jul
9
Thu
2020
to Jul 11 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2020 | Oeiras | 69-189€
Jul 9 all-day
to Jul 11 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2020 | Oeiras | 69-189€ @ PASSEIO MARÍTIMO DE ALGÉS | Lisboa | Portugal

Billie Eilish.
Kendrick Lamar.
Faith No More.
Taylor Swift.
The Strokes.
(that already is the definition of an eclectic line-up…).
Also, The Lumineers.
alt-J.
Two Door Cinema Club.
Cage the Elephant.
Jorja Smith.
Caribou.
And many more…

Provided you and most of the people above are alive and well after this whole pandemic thing, NOS Alive hits Lisbon this summer for its 13th edition.
Basically, expect four days of crazy anti-social-distancing fun.

69€ gets you a day-pass, whereas 189€ gets you access to all four days.

Learn all the deets and get your tix here.

Here’s what last year looked like.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fuS2g22dSM[/embed]

Jul
10
Fri
2020
to Jul 11 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2020 | Oeiras | 69-189€
Jul 10 all-day
to Jul 11 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2020 | Oeiras | 69-189€ @ PASSEIO MARÍTIMO DE ALGÉS | Lisboa | Portugal

Billie Eilish.
Kendrick Lamar.
Faith No More.
Taylor Swift.
The Strokes.
(that already is the definition of an eclectic line-up…).
Also, The Lumineers.
alt-J.
Two Door Cinema Club.
Cage the Elephant.
Jorja Smith.
Caribou.
And many more…

Provided you and most of the people above are alive and well after this whole pandemic thing, NOS Alive hits Lisbon this summer for its 13th edition.
Basically, expect four days of crazy anti-social-distancing fun.

69€ gets you a day-pass, whereas 189€ gets you access to all four days.

Learn all the deets and get your tix here.

Here’s what last year looked like.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fuS2g22dSM[/embed]

Jul
11
Sat
2020
to Jul 11 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2020 | Oeiras | 69-189€
Jul 11 all-day
to Jul 11 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2020 | Oeiras | 69-189€ @ PASSEIO MARÍTIMO DE ALGÉS | Lisboa | Portugal

Billie Eilish.
Kendrick Lamar.
Faith No More.
Taylor Swift.
The Strokes.
(that already is the definition of an eclectic line-up…).
Also, The Lumineers.
alt-J.
Two Door Cinema Club.
Cage the Elephant.
Jorja Smith.
Caribou.
And many more…

Provided you and most of the people above are alive and well after this whole pandemic thing, NOS Alive hits Lisbon this summer for its 13th edition.
Basically, expect four days of crazy anti-social-distancing fun.

69€ gets you a day-pass, whereas 189€ gets you access to all four days.

Learn all the deets and get your tix here.

Here’s what last year looked like.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fuS2g22dSM[/embed]

ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jul 11 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

Weekly | MARKET | Montijo Antiques Fair | Montijo | FREE
Jul 11 @ 09:00 – 17:00
Weekly | MARKET | Montijo Antiques Fair | Montijo | FREE @ Praça da República, Montijo | Setubal | Portugal

Don’t feel like competing with tourists for used goods at Feira da Ladra? Take the ferry from Cais do Sodre to Montijo for €2.75 instead. The market runs every 2nd and last Saturday of the month. Good for a day of treasure hunting! Here’s the ferry schedule to make things easier.

Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE
Jul 11 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Feira dos Alfarrabistas (used book dealer fair) is a great place to break up the monotony of chain stores in Chiado and pick up something truly unique. Most books here are in Portuguese, but there are always gems in English and French and occasionally other languages. Several sellers also usually carry antique prints, old postcards, and maps. A very pleasant place to browse, and the prices are usually fairer than other markets.

Jul
12
Sun
2020
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER’S MARKET | “LX Rural” at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE
Jul 12 @ 10:00 – 17:00
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER'S MARKET | "LX Rural" at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE @ LX Factory | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Eating at McDonald’s does not make you a bad person. Your ancestors have done it for generations, and you can always opt for just lettuce. But sometimes you just want something a little more natural and less controversial, if only to avoid those awkward dinner-party conversations.
In comes LX Rural, the new farmer’s market brought to you by LX Factory, the hippest (or freshest?) mini-Brooklyn this side of the Atlantic.
Here’s what they tell us:
“From the countryside to the city, from generation to generation, a rare market emerges. A market of freshness, quality and value.
Wake up early on Sunday and bring the family to the Rural Lx!
Come and meet the producers of traditional, sustainable and biological agriculture. Savor the products of the time. Come and taste the homemade bread, the preserves, the fresh vegetables, the sausages (thank Jesus!), the honey … and take the tradition and art to your table!
Indulge yourself in this market of colors and flavors of the field!”
The market is open to producers from all over Portugal, and is sure to make your Sunday hangover, if not better, healthier.

Monthly | MARKET | Feira do Intendente | Intendente | FREE
Jul 12 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Monthly | MARKET | Feira do Intendente | Intendente | FREE @ Largo Intendente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

While Feira da Ladra (“Thieves market”) continues to be Lisbon’s number one second-hand market, that doesn’t mean it’s the ONLY market in town worth its weight in used stuff. You can find some nice hidden gems at Lisbon’s second-best second-hand market, at Feira Intendente, every other Sunday all year round.

NOTE: one of the best ways to practice your Portuguese is by talking vendors down from 5€ to 1€.

Jul
14
Tue
2020
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jul 14 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

Jul
18
Sat
2020
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jul 18 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

MARKET | Antiques | Estrela | FREE
Jul 18 @ 09:00 – 18:00
MARKET | Antiques | Estrela | FREE @ Jardim da Estrela

Antiques of all kinds, some crafts and artisanal goods, both edible and wearable, all in a get-away-from-it-all setting.

Everyone’s selling antiques in Lisbon these days, and the market held in Jardim da Estrela every third Saturday carries much the same as many others: old brass handles, pieces of chandeliers, those African statuettes that no one wants, and the occasional treasure. Like most antique markets, this one also has a decent selection of artisanal jewelry and some food. What makes it special is the setting: this quiet park in a residential area of the city is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Feira da Ladra or anything in the center. There’s a cafe right next to it if you need some liquid courage.

Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE
Jul 18 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Feira dos Alfarrabistas (used book dealer fair) is a great place to break up the monotony of chain stores in Chiado and pick up something truly unique. Most books here are in Portuguese, but there are always gems in English and French and occasionally other languages. Several sellers also usually carry antique prints, old postcards, and maps. A very pleasant place to browse, and the prices are usually fairer than other markets.

Jul
19
Sun
2020
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER’S MARKET | “LX Rural” at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE
Jul 19 @ 10:00 – 17:00
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER'S MARKET | "LX Rural" at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE @ LX Factory | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Eating at McDonald’s does not make you a bad person. Your ancestors have done it for generations, and you can always opt for just lettuce. But sometimes you just want something a little more natural and less controversial, if only to avoid those awkward dinner-party conversations.
In comes LX Rural, the new farmer’s market brought to you by LX Factory, the hippest (or freshest?) mini-Brooklyn this side of the Atlantic.
Here’s what they tell us:
“From the countryside to the city, from generation to generation, a rare market emerges. A market of freshness, quality and value.
Wake up early on Sunday and bring the family to the Rural Lx!
Come and meet the producers of traditional, sustainable and biological agriculture. Savor the products of the time. Come and taste the homemade bread, the preserves, the fresh vegetables, the sausages (thank Jesus!), the honey … and take the tradition and art to your table!
Indulge yourself in this market of colors and flavors of the field!”
The market is open to producers from all over Portugal, and is sure to make your Sunday hangover, if not better, healthier.

Jul
21
Tue
2020
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jul 21 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

Jul
25
Sat
2020
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jul 25 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

Weekly | MARKET | Montijo Antiques Fair | Montijo | FREE
Jul 25 @ 09:00 – 17:00
Weekly | MARKET | Montijo Antiques Fair | Montijo | FREE @ Montijo - Feira de Antiguidades e Velharias | Montijo | Setúbal | Portugal

Take the ferry from Cais do Sodre to Montijo for €2.75. Here’s the ferry schedule to make things easier. The market runs every 2nd and last Saturday of the month. Good for a day of treasure hunting!

Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE
Jul 25 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Feira dos Alfarrabistas (used book dealer fair) is a great place to break up the monotony of chain stores in Chiado and pick up something truly unique. Most books here are in Portuguese, but there are always gems in English and French and occasionally other languages. Several sellers also usually carry antique prints, old postcards, and maps. A very pleasant place to browse, and the prices are usually fairer than other markets.

Jul
26
Sun
2020
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER’S MARKET | “LX Rural” at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE
Jul 26 @ 10:00 – 17:00
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER'S MARKET | "LX Rural" at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE @ LX Factory | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Eating at McDonald’s does not make you a bad person. Your ancestors have done it for generations, and you can always opt for just lettuce. But sometimes you just want something a little more natural and less controversial, if only to avoid those awkward dinner-party conversations.
In comes LX Rural, the new farmer’s market brought to you by LX Factory, the hippest (or freshest?) mini-Brooklyn this side of the Atlantic.
Here’s what they tell us:
“From the countryside to the city, from generation to generation, a rare market emerges. A market of freshness, quality and value.
Wake up early on Sunday and bring the family to the Rural Lx!
Come and meet the producers of traditional, sustainable and biological agriculture. Savor the products of the time. Come and taste the homemade bread, the preserves, the fresh vegetables, the sausages (thank Jesus!), the honey … and take the tradition and art to your table!
Indulge yourself in this market of colors and flavors of the field!”
The market is open to producers from all over Portugal, and is sure to make your Sunday hangover, if not better, healthier.

Jul
28
Tue
2020
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jul 28 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

Aug
1
Sat
2020
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Aug 1 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE
Aug 1 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Feira dos Alfarrabistas (used book dealer fair) is a great place to break up the monotony of chain stores in Chiado and pick up something truly unique. Most books here are in Portuguese, but there are always gems in English and French and occasionally other languages. Several sellers also usually carry antique prints, old postcards, and maps. A very pleasant place to browse, and the prices are usually fairer than other markets.

Weekly | MARKET | Craft & Design | Estrela | FREE
Aug 1 @ 10:00 – 19:00
Weekly | MARKET | Craft & Design | Estrela | FREE @ Jardim da Estrela | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

This is probably the most relaxed craft market in town, thanks to its position in the tranquil and beautifully cared-for Jardim da Estrela. It’s also surprisingly diverse and offers more than your average home-made soaps and ankle bracelets. We can’t guarantee she’ll be there every time, but we once saw a woman here selling one-of-a-kind, perfectly creepy oversized papier-mâché dolls, for example.

The first weekend of every month, except January.

Aug
2
Sun
2020
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER’S MARKET | “LX Rural” at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE
Aug 2 @ 10:00 – 17:00
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER'S MARKET | "LX Rural" at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE @ LX Factory | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Eating at McDonald’s does not make you a bad person. Your ancestors have done it for generations, and you can always opt for just lettuce. But sometimes you just want something a little more natural and less controversial, if only to avoid those awkward dinner-party conversations.
In comes LX Rural, the new farmer’s market brought to you by LX Factory, the hippest (or freshest?) mini-Brooklyn this side of the Atlantic.
Here’s what they tell us:
“From the countryside to the city, from generation to generation, a rare market emerges. A market of freshness, quality and value.
Wake up early on Sunday and bring the family to the Rural Lx!
Come and meet the producers of traditional, sustainable and biological agriculture. Savor the products of the time. Come and taste the homemade bread, the preserves, the fresh vegetables, the sausages (thank Jesus!), the honey … and take the tradition and art to your table!
Indulge yourself in this market of colors and flavors of the field!”
The market is open to producers from all over Portugal, and is sure to make your Sunday hangover, if not better, healthier.

Weekly | MARKET | Craft & Design | Estrela | FREE
Aug 2 @ 10:00 – 19:00
Weekly | MARKET | Craft & Design | Estrela | FREE @ Jardim da Estrela | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

This is probably the most relaxed craft market in town, thanks to its position in the tranquil and beautifully cared-for Jardim da Estrela. It’s also surprisingly diverse and offers more than your average home-made soaps and ankle bracelets. We can’t guarantee she’ll be there every time, but we once saw a woman here selling one-of-a-kind, perfectly creepy oversized papier-mâché dolls, for example.

The first weekend of every month, except January.

Aug
4
Tue
2020
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Aug 4 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

Aug
8
Sat
2020
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Aug 8 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

Weekly | MARKET | Montijo Antiques Fair | Montijo | FREE
Aug 8 @ 09:00 – 17:00
Weekly | MARKET | Montijo Antiques Fair | Montijo | FREE @ Praça da República, Montijo | Setubal | Portugal

Don’t feel like competing with tourists for used goods at Feira da Ladra? Take the ferry from Cais do Sodre to Montijo for €2.75 instead. The market runs every 2nd and last Saturday of the month. Good for a day of treasure hunting! Here’s the ferry schedule to make things easier.

Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE
Aug 8 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Feira dos Alfarrabistas (used book dealer fair) is a great place to break up the monotony of chain stores in Chiado and pick up something truly unique. Most books here are in Portuguese, but there are always gems in English and French and occasionally other languages. Several sellers also usually carry antique prints, old postcards, and maps. A very pleasant place to browse, and the prices are usually fairer than other markets.

Aug
9
Sun
2020
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER’S MARKET | “LX Rural” at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE
Aug 9 @ 10:00 – 17:00
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER'S MARKET | "LX Rural" at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE @ LX Factory | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Eating at McDonald’s does not make you a bad person. Your ancestors have done it for generations, and you can always opt for just lettuce. But sometimes you just want something a little more natural and less controversial, if only to avoid those awkward dinner-party conversations.
In comes LX Rural, the new farmer’s market brought to you by LX Factory, the hippest (or freshest?) mini-Brooklyn this side of the Atlantic.
Here’s what they tell us:
“From the countryside to the city, from generation to generation, a rare market emerges. A market of freshness, quality and value.
Wake up early on Sunday and bring the family to the Rural Lx!
Come and meet the producers of traditional, sustainable and biological agriculture. Savor the products of the time. Come and taste the homemade bread, the preserves, the fresh vegetables, the sausages (thank Jesus!), the honey … and take the tradition and art to your table!
Indulge yourself in this market of colors and flavors of the field!”
The market is open to producers from all over Portugal, and is sure to make your Sunday hangover, if not better, healthier.

Monthly | MARKET | Feira do Intendente | Intendente | FREE
Aug 9 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Monthly | MARKET | Feira do Intendente | Intendente | FREE @ Largo Intendente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

While Feira da Ladra (“Thieves market”) continues to be Lisbon’s number one second-hand market, that doesn’t mean it’s the ONLY market in town worth its weight in used stuff. You can find some nice hidden gems at Lisbon’s second-best second-hand market, at Feira Intendente, every other Sunday all year round.

NOTE: one of the best ways to practice your Portuguese is by talking vendors down from 5€ to 1€.

Aug
11
Tue
2020
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Aug 11 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

Aug
15
Sat
2020
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Aug 15 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

MARKET | Antiques | Estrela | FREE
Aug 15 @ 09:00 – 18:00
MARKET | Antiques | Estrela | FREE @ Jardim da Estrela

Antiques of all kinds, some crafts and artisanal goods, both edible and wearable, all in a get-away-from-it-all setting.

Everyone’s selling antiques in Lisbon these days, and the market held in Jardim da Estrela every third Saturday carries much the same as many others: old brass handles, pieces of chandeliers, those African statuettes that no one wants, and the occasional treasure. Like most antique markets, this one also has a decent selection of artisanal jewelry and some food. What makes it special is the setting: this quiet park in a residential area of the city is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Feira da Ladra or anything in the center. There’s a cafe right next to it if you need some liquid courage.

Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE
Aug 15 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Feira dos Alfarrabistas (used book dealer fair) is a great place to break up the monotony of chain stores in Chiado and pick up something truly unique. Most books here are in Portuguese, but there are always gems in English and French and occasionally other languages. Several sellers also usually carry antique prints, old postcards, and maps. A very pleasant place to browse, and the prices are usually fairer than other markets.

Aug
16
Sun
2020
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER’S MARKET | “LX Rural” at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE
Aug 16 @ 10:00 – 17:00
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER'S MARKET | "LX Rural" at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE @ LX Factory | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Eating at McDonald’s does not make you a bad person. Your ancestors have done it for generations, and you can always opt for just lettuce. But sometimes you just want something a little more natural and less controversial, if only to avoid those awkward dinner-party conversations.
In comes LX Rural, the new farmer’s market brought to you by LX Factory, the hippest (or freshest?) mini-Brooklyn this side of the Atlantic.
Here’s what they tell us:
“From the countryside to the city, from generation to generation, a rare market emerges. A market of freshness, quality and value.
Wake up early on Sunday and bring the family to the Rural Lx!
Come and meet the producers of traditional, sustainable and biological agriculture. Savor the products of the time. Come and taste the homemade bread, the preserves, the fresh vegetables, the sausages (thank Jesus!), the honey … and take the tradition and art to your table!
Indulge yourself in this market of colors and flavors of the field!”
The market is open to producers from all over Portugal, and is sure to make your Sunday hangover, if not better, healthier.

Aug
18
Tue
2020
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Aug 18 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

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