Lisbon: The thieves market
Feira da Ladra, or thieves market in English, is the oldest and biggest flea market in Lisbon. This is the place to go to recover your stolen mobile, practice your bargain skills or find some incredibly cheap vintage clothes. My greatest scoop was a 70s leather jacket for 10 euros.
Since I normally live in Berlin, I’m used to a great selection of flea markets, but I find this one particularly authentic. The sellers are ranging from old women selling of their old clothes to men who look like they’ve been taken out of a mafia movie. Be prepared to search through huge piles of clothes/trash and find yourself staring at disturbingly weird items before you find your treasure!
The market takes place every Tuesday and Saturday, and the best buys you’ll get before 12:00. Take tram 28 to Campo da Sta. Clara.
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