A Vida Portuguesa


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A Vida Portuguesa

A Vida Portuguesa is claimed to be one of the most famous shops in the city. Here you can buy Portuguese soap and other local artisanal products, including antiques, notebooks, fragrant oils, chocolates, coffee and more! Highly recommended for buying gifts before flying back home.


A lot of the shopping in Lisbon is now housed in enormous shopping centres such as Colombo and Amoreiras, or in smaller gallerias. The city’s old centre, Baixa, retains its identity as a traditional shopping district, where you walk on the streets (some of them traffic-free) and drop into the shops. Go in for cork designs, gourmet food, crafts, soaps, shoes and if your wallet allows, gold. Chiado is close to Baixa, and has the reputation of being the city’s finest shopping district. Chiado successfully manages to combine the gallery model with open shopping, combining the best of both worlds.