The Lisbon branch of the smart Spanish department store El Corte Inglés occupies a flagship position on one of the city’s busiest and grandest shopping streets. Spread over 12 stories, this glistening high-end shop sells anything and everything from elegant furniture to toys and designer fashion, with brands such as Armani and Prada available alongside expensive Church’s brogues and elegant Gucci watches.
The store is a one-stop shopping destination with its own music and photography departments, pharmacy, electronics and computing sections as well as kitchenware and sports clothing; services offered range from a travel agency to a bicycle repair shop, personal shoppers for those who like to splash their cash and tax-free shopping for non-EU visitors. There’s also a decent (although often crowded) restaurant and a very upmarket delicatessen selling exclusive whiskies and Lisboan specialities such as delicious custardy Pasteis de Belem tarts.
The Lisbon branch of El Corte Inglés is open Mon–Thur 10am–10pm, Fri–Sat 10am–11:30pm, and Sun 10am–8pm. For access via public transportation, take Metro Blue and Red lines to S. Sebastião.