Among its grand architecture and stylish restaurants, Lisbon boasts some excellent shopping opportunities. The city’s historic districts and modern malls offer both luxury brands and handicrafts in abundance. Here are some of the best places to shop in Portugal’s capital.
Centro Comercial Colombo
As well as boasting more than 340 shops, Centro Comercial Colombo showcases architecture that’s inspired by the Portuguese discoveries, making it a must-visit for both shopaholics and architecture buffs. Here, you’ll also find more than 60 restaurants and an IMAX cinema.
No visit to Lisbon would be complete without browsing the stores of Rua Augusta, a street that culminates with Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio) and Arco do Triunfo. Clothes and souvenir stores, most of which are housed in grand, neoclassical buildings, are interspersed with traditional Portuguese cafes serving coffee and pasteis de natas (custard tarts).
Armazens do Chiado
Located in the historic center of Lisbon, Armazéns do Chiado occupies the former Chiado department store, which was destroyed in the great fire of 1988. Spread over six floors, the mall has more than 55 stores—which encompass commercially popular and designer brands—and a food court that offers great views of the city.
Liberty Avenue (Avenida da Liberdade)
Hailed as the fashion district of the city, Liberty Avenue (Avenida da Liberdade) is a tree-lined, cobblestone boulevard that connects Praça dos Restauradores with Praça do Marquês de Pombal. The district boasts designer boutiques, theaters, and luxury hotels and lends itself well to an aimless afternoon of wandering.