Shopping: a Different Way of Getting to Know Lisbon

Have you ever thought that, by going shopping, walking around appreciating the façades of the shops and the products they have to offer, it is a different way of getting to know a city?

Shopping: a Different Way of Getting to Know Lisbon

Here in Lisbon, you can find a bit of everything, from traditional products to the most original pieces of Portuguese design, without forgetting fashion in all different styles.

The main axis of the city, from Baixa to Amoreiras, is marked by the most prestigious international fashion shops. Popular international brands are everywhere, both on the street and in shopping centres where you can buy or do bit of everything.

But the experience of the city is based on traditional commerce. In many cases, these stores have a historical relevance due to their location, antiquity or the aesthetics that they preserve. Therefore, if it’s just for the products that they commercialise or to simply admire their façades and the original interiors, they deserve an attentive visit. The most surprising is the power they have of making us travel to the past…

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