Feira da Ladra. The (female) thief market. A huge, controversial and people/stuff packed flea market! What else can one ask for? This flea market is one the absolute ex-libris of Lisbon shopping/flea market and fortunately, though often full of tourists, there is still plenty of cool stuff to be found. From old school shirts and jeans (a classic) and vinyls (another classic), to old and new ceramics, tools, comics and books.
People from all walks of life sell here, there are locals who have come and set up their stall for decades, there are thieves, tourists, gypsies, children… Bring the family!
I feel that that’s why I enjoy strolling around the stalls and sheets on the ground full of stuff. It’s such a diverse human landscape that simply observing this fusion and convergence for the sake of free commerce is a great experience.
Plus, one can sometimes score that meaningful bargain, that hope that lures us all in such markets. To find that dusty thing that catches your eye and you instantly fall in love with it. Oh and to actually bargain with the sellers is one of the best parts! Some may not like it, but it’s part of the drill!
I love getting there with the good ol’ tram 28, it stops very close by.