One of the most charismatic bookshops in Lisbon, founded in the 17th century, Livraria Bertrand has the necessary experience to offer a vast and intelligent selection of books to all lovers of knowledge. It possesses just about every kind of publication, including those often difficult to find elsewhere. If you cannot find the book you require on the shelves or on display, you can always order the book from the desk.
In existence since 1882, Mercado da Ribeira is one of Lisbon's most popular markets. Known for its reasonable prices and quality offerings, the market is always buzzing with hordes of busy shoppers. Open every day except Sunday, this market has an excellent fresh seafood section, offering you plenty of variety. Upstairs, a kind of cultural center has been established.
This is a place very well-known in Lisbon, where you can get a nice cup of tea. Its decorated with old furniture and the environment has a peculiar luminous quality. You will be able to taste the most typical Portuguese cakes, such as Queijadas de Sintra, Doces de Ovos de Aveiro (Sweet Paste made with just Eggs and Sugar), Bolo Rei (a traditional cake eaten at Christmas, made with Sugar and Dry fruits). You can also get dinner here.
Amoreiras Shopping Center makes shopping exciting with its numerous outlets, eateries and entertainment zones. This imposing post modernist structure includes numerous stores and restaurants along with cinemas, banks, a post office, a fitness club, beauty salons and even a church. This mall spoils you for choice over 200 stores, offering a plethora of products. This is also where you will find some of the biggest brands, with the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Omega, Mont Blanc, Zara and Sportzone.
The Colombo shopping center, since its opening in 1997, has become a part of the day-to-day life of the people of Lisbon. The Centro Comercial Colombo is made up of three floors, which are filled with shops, restaurants, amusement areas, and cultural centers. It is decorated in a style, which evokes the period of the discoveries - with countless references to the sea and to the discovery of new lands. An example of this is the restaurant area, which resembles a lost temple in the middle of South America.
Located in the center of Lisbon, Luvaria Ulisses specializes in gloves. One of the few shops in the country solely dedicated to the sale of gloves, the client list of this store includes some of the biggest celebrity figures of country. While the shop might be small, one can find a variety of gloves, in all sizes and colors. The store also makes customized gloves, based on the requirements of the customer and the choice of fabric.
In 1847, Louis-François Cartier opened his first goldsmith's workshop and thus laid the foundation for the company. After Napoleon's niece, Princess Mathilde, purchased a piece of jewelry at the Paris store 'Cartier' gained in reputation and became the official jewelry supplier at many aristocratic courts. Today, the brand represents primarily exclusive jewelry and luxury watches. The most popular collections are Panthère de Cartier, Love and Trinity de Cartier.
Pastéis De Belém is a traditional pastry shop, one of the best in Lisbon. Since 1837, Pastéis De Belém makes its own pastries according to an old recipe from the Monastery of Jerónimos. The 'pasteis de Belém' are small, delicious puff pastry cakes with a soft crème brulée filling. You can savor them, if you want, inside the shop, in a nice room decorated with traditional Portuguese tiles or take away.
This store is the ideal place in Cascais to buy Portuguese or foreign books on any subject. You can find a vast array of illustrated art and history books, tourist guides and old and recent postcards of Cascais. Don't miss the second hand section.
At the end of the '70s, the ceramics of Cascais was recreated by Luís Soares. The style has modern appearance, based on decorative techniques used in local prehistoric pottery. The drawings on the pieces are similar to the technique used by local potters 4,000 years ago, when decorating the rough clay of their vases' walls with a blade. This shop sells tapestry, ceramic, sculptures, tiles and reproduced pottery.