A lively outdoor market offering both new and used products. Markets of this type have pleased bargain hunters since the 12th century in Lisbon and the Feira da Ladra name has been around since the 17th century.
Lisbon’s insect market is classified “Feira da Ladra,” frequently thought to signify “Thieves’ Market” (in Portuguese, “ladra” is a lady thief) however it really gets from “ladro,” a bug often found in collectibles. The traders here are superbly lawful, offering everything from garbage to startling fortunes, around the Campo de Santa Clara, a square by the National Pantheon.
The market is held each Tuesday and Saturday, from sunrise to the early evening. Hand-made craftsman merchandise, CD’s, books, garments, coins, military items, collectibles and furniture are all in plain view here, and the odd rare deal is not inconceivable! The market is considered an extension of the Santa Clara indoor market which is also worth a visit while you are there.