- Type: Shopping
NileGuide Expert Says:
Valuable collectibles have occasionally surfaced at this large outdoor market.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Arrive early to bag the bargains.
- The Feira da Ladra or "Thieves' Market" – Lisbon's biggest and liveliest flea market – is also its most endearing. For over a century bygones and bric-a-brac have changed hands at this site on Campo de Santa Clara at the edge of the city's Alfama district. The market is a sprawling bivouac of tented stalls, over burdened tables and simple rolled out blankets, and there is something for everyone. Hand-painted lacquered tiles, theatre programmes, coins, old postcards, militaria, His Master's Voice gramophones, carpenter's planes, terracotta wine jars, cast-iron door knockers... the range of artefacts and curios for sale is vast. An educated eye might pick out a good quality antique or an interesting collectible amongst the tat, and if you're prepared to haggle you could take home a bargain. The market is held every Tuesday and Saturday and if you want to beat seasoned professional dealers at their own game it sometimes pays to arrive early. © NileGuide2001 Located in the eastern part of Lisbon, near the Santa Apolónia station. The Feira da Ladra is a flea market where you will find a real mixture of things like furniture, new or second hand clothes, old records, household appliances that usually do not work any more
- © wcities.com 2013