Monday, 7 April 2014


Feira da Ladra, el Rastro lisboeta
Lisbon's flea market is called locally the Feira da Ladra, often thought to mean "Thieve's Market" (in Portuguese "ladra" is a woman thief) but it actually derives from "ladro," a bug found in antiques.

Existing for over 100 years, the fair displays its treasures every Tuesday and Saturday of each month, in the shadow of the Pantheon of Santa Engracia in Campo de Santa Clara.

Hand-made artisan goods, CD's, books, clothes, stamps, coins, military objects, antiques and furniture is all on display here, so the occasional bargain is still possible although many of the stores now seem to cater exclusively to the tourist.

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