Lisbon is also a city for shopping, where you can choose between traditional shops and modern shopping malls. The best parts for shopping is the pedestrians area between Praça do Comércio and Largo S. Domingos Here you’ll find lots of fashionable shops with all the great international brands. If you really want to spend a lot of money, go shopping on the Avenida da Liberdade. The best tourist shops are around the Castello S. Jorge, if you want to buy some local specialties, you’d better go to Bairro Alto and avoid the touristical highlights.
AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE Lisbon's main boulevard
This boulevard, built in the 19th century in the style of the Champs-Elysees in Paris, is the main avenue of the city. It runs north for a mile (1.6km) from Restauradores to Marquês de Pombal Square, and is more than 300 feet (90m) wide. Today the avenue still has a certain elegance with fountains and cafe tables shaded by trees, as well as a pavement decorated with abstract patterns.
If you prefer big shopping malls, and shop at very reasonable prices, you shouldn't miss:
Amoreiras Shopping Center
Two minutes walk from Dom Pedro Palace Hotel.
A spacious shopping centre inaugurated 15 years ago and frequented by the rich and famous. There are 250 quality shops, a ten-screen cinema complex, a supermarket and more than 50 restaurants serving everything from fast food to regional Portuguese cuisine. With an underground parking garage for 1000 vehicles.
Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco
Daily open: 10 am to 12am
El Corte Inglés
Ten minutes walk from Dom Pedro Palace Hotel.
Prestigious Spanish department store. 30.000 square meters dedicated to fashion, leisure goods, household equipment and food.
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar, 31
Underground – S. Sebastião
Open: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Ten minutes drive from Dom Pedro Palace Hotel.
one of the biggest malls in Europe. It can be reached easily through underground with more than 400 stores representing most of the top labels, a hypermarket, a cinema complex with ten screens, and underground parking for 7000 vehicles. A real Mecca for consumers, located in a new city area, the centre gets tens of thousands of visits daily.
Underground – Blue line - Colégio Militar
Vasco da Gama
Twenty minutes drive from Dom Pedro Palace Hotel.
A shopping centre located in Parque das Nações. Avant-garde architecture and decoration. Beer terrace, views over the Tagus, natural light.
Underground - Oriente
One of the best ways to get to know the city is by trying out some trainlines. Lisbon still has a few old cars running through its small streets as well as some new ones to Belém. They seem to belong to a lost era and are really popular amongst both tourists and locals. In particular, it is worth taking tram number 28 for its entire journey.
A large bus system connects all main attractions that are not reachable by trams. The Elevador de Santa Justa is a large outdoor lift from the end of a road to a level about half way up - very picturesque. The Elevador de Gloria is a funicular up from near Rossio station to the Bairro Alto. To the right at the top is a view point across the lower city and up to the Castelo on the other side.
The electric train provides visitors with a pleasant trip around the Parque das Nações. The train route starts and ends at Alameda dos Oceanos, in front of the Atlantic Pavilion.
Estufa Fria Greenhouses
In the hot greenhouse there are ponds, tropical birds and luxuriant flora, including an impressively wide variety of cacti. In the cold greenhouse there is a wide variety of exotic plants among rocky paths and cascades, a pond with carp and romantic nooks.
Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian
The cosmos at the height of its splendor. Recreation of the sky at night, allowing visitors to learn about stars and the solar system. Commentaries in several languages.
A treasure in the middle of Lisbon: four hectares of gardens, with a palm alley and countless rare species.
With over 2200 animals of 370 different species, the zoo has quite a varied menu that includes dolphin shows, sea lions, macaws, birds of prey and reptile house.
Feira da Ladra flee market to find antique bargains.
Historical TRAM LINE to VISIT Lisbon
Travel on amazing FUNICULARS to the old quarters of Lisbon
Centro Cultural de Belém
One of the great cultural centres of Europe and a building of outstanding architecture that houses exhibitions, performances, restaurants, gardens and shops. Conference Centre. This cultural complex has been developing cultural activities especially aimed at children: theatre, music and dance performances, several fantastic workshops for different ages, skating areas, street shows, exhibitions.
Praça do Império
Every day - 9:00 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Exhibitions - 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Parque das Nações
The Parque das Nações urban development project covers 340 hectares, including five kilometres of riverfront property on the Tagus estuary. It includes 60 hectares of the old Olivais Dock, a hydroport in the 1940s for seaplanes and site of the 1998 World Exhibition. Designed as a public space to host EXPO '98, it is a self-contained urban unit, with residential quarters, stores, services, urban infrastructure and parks. The concept was to link the city and river, and for the park to become a new pole of attraction in its own right. EXPO '98 was more than just a chance for improving the environment and urban renewal; it was an opportunity to both modernize and internationalize Lisbon.
It offers a multiplicity of attractions to its visitors, including:
Spectacularly designed by Peter Chermayeff, this is Europe's largest oceanarium and the world's second largest. It was opened in 1998 as part of EXPO '98. The central tank holds more than 5000 cubic metres of water and is surrounded by four smaller tanks.
Daily - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pavilion of Knowledge and Science
A modern centre of interactive science with an educational and recreational intent. Exhibitions, cybercafé, media library.
Tuesday to Friday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
A site of major performances and events.
Jardins do Parque das Nações
The gardens of Parque das Nações are full of charm and attractions for playful children and attentive adults alike. They also contain a highly varied collection of contemporary urban works of art.