“Feira da Ladra” is my favorite flea market in Lisbon – perhaps because it is in my favourite neighbourhood, but also because it is the most diverse place to buy cool stuff. It happens twice a week (Tuesdays & Saturdays) from morning until dusk. The sooner you arrive, the more likely you are to find things you like.
The fair is actually full of history. Its origins date back to the twelfth century! And since 1882 it has been taking at the exact same location (“Campo de Santa Clara”). You may find good food, vintage clothes, antique Portuguese decor pieces, art, pottery, CDs, furniture, etc, etc, etc.
This is the perfect place to find a nice souvenir to take home. There are not only antiques to buy, but also things handcrafted by local producers. I once bought a very nice and unique pair of shoes there that I would not find anywhere else.
The market is also surrounded by cafes and restaurants (you may want to check the restaurant “Santa Clara dos Cogumelos“, also handpicked by one of our Lisbon spotters). I would definitely recommend a visit!