Feira da Ladra
The “Feira da Ladra” or Thief’s Market has its origins in the Middle Ages, the thirteenth century, and is the oldest market of Lisbon, that still takes place nowadays.
Illegal in the beginning, the fair has taken place in many historic places such as the Castle, Rossio Square or Campo Santana but at the present time, traders here are perfectly legal, and they show their items in the Campo de Santa Clara street, in the São Vicente de Fora district, close to Alfama. The market starts at the Arco de São Vicente, an arch near one of the stops of the famous Tram 28.
From the market, the impressive Santa Engracia Church, or the National Pantheon, can be seen.
Every Tuesdays and Saturdays, from sunrise to sunset, hundreds of buyers and sellers trade through tents, stalls or even cloths spread on the ground, where all kind of objects are exposed, especially antiques and used materials.
Books, clothing, tableware, stationery, coins, discs, CDs, shoes, photographs, furniture and more than the imagination can conceive, you will find it all in the Flea Market at very low prices that, of course, can be negotiated.
Only comparable to other European markets such as El Rastro in Madrid, Portobello in London and Le Marché aux Puces in Paris, the Feira da Ladra is a must see if you’re into antiques and colorful scenarios.