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Shopping in Portugal - outlets, shopping streets and boutiques

Cascais, Portugal Holidays in Portugal involves not only enjoying the sandy beaches and the beauty of nature, but also profitable shopping in modern, well-equipped shopping malls. Typically, shopping centers work on an increased schedule in winter with the aim of ensuring that customers can buy everything they need during the Christmas sales.
The Mediterranean climate is dominant in Portugal. The ocean has a huge influence on its formation. Air masses coming from the ocean make the …
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Lisbon, equipped with numerous shopping complexes with their collection of branded clothes and accessories, is one of the best places for shopping. In Lisbon, you can buy souvenirs displayed in abundance in cozy shops. There are also many small shops selling perfumes and cosmetics. Lovers of expensive vintage wines will delight themselves with wines from the best wine houses in Portugal.
Sales in Portugal occur twice a year at the regular European time. Winter sales start on the7th of January, while the summer season of grand sales ends with the onset of September. On average, clothes and footwear are sold at discounts of up to 90%. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The transport infrastructure of Portugal is at a decent level. Most of the transport companies in the country are private owned. Due to constant …
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The favorite place to update your wardrobe is Chiado where at every step there are boutiques and markets that trade directly on the streets. You can find also gold and other kinds of jewelries which are in high demand among foreigners, and which comes at a cost lower in comparison to other parts of the country.
Salto do Prego Another well-known trade center is Baixa, full of closely located shops offering souvenirs, items made of cotton, linen clothes and accessories made of leather such as; wallets, purses and bags. Baixa is also famous for its wide assortment of port and other local wines. Fans of flashy outlets will find the flea market Feira da Ladra, which is the oldest in Lisbon quite pleasing. Here, visitors will appreciate the wide variety of antique furniture and items of interior decoration, as well as exquisite art objects that have been brought from Africa.
Portugal is a democratic state in which the Republican government predominates. The state functions on the basis of the Constitution, which was …
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In the city of Funchal, located in Madeira, you will find the three largest shopping malls, offering both European-made goods and products of local designers. Each of the shopping centers also offers tax free items to buyers. From Madeira you can bring unique handmade traditionally decorated embroidery, such as bed linen, home textiles, tablecloths and handkerchiefs. These rarities are quite expensive. However, the costs of a napkin or bed linen should be affordable to any tourist. It is impossible to leave the place without wine. Madeira wine or other less expensive varieties of high quality wines are good options to be considered. Flowers and fresh fruits which can be eaten right on the airplane are available at an affordable price.
Sao Miguel The former capital of the country is the city of Porto, which currently retains the status of the main manufacturing site for port wine. Tourists can purchase different types of this drink from the inexpensive standard ones to the most original and exclusive types which are worth a fortune.
Portugal today is a republic with one official language, which is given the status of state language. We are talking about Portuguese. The last census …
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Coimbra is known for its art gallery and antique shops and stores. The acquisition of souvenirs, ceramics, wine and liquor “Beirao”, is an obligatory experience for tourists in Coimbra. Also found here is the famous “firewater” Aguardiente. It is made from a mixture of fruits and is known throughout the world for its medicinal properties. Lovers of handicrafts will appreciate the Santos Ofícios Artesanatos Lda shopping center with its wide range of handmade decorative items.
Ilha do Pico - Pico Island The souvenir products that are mostly brought from Portugal are; ceramics, handicrafts, figures of animals carved from wood and stone, and souvenirs made of cork. Trade is conducted six days a week, with the exception of Sundays. Wide varieties of lace, as well as tiles “azulezhush” for decorating the house are also some of the other products.
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Shopping streets in Portugal
♥   Shopping area ' Avenida da Liberdade' Lisbon. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Baixa Pombalina' Lisbon. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Chiado' Lisbon. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Ferreira Borges Street' Coimbra. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Rossio' Lisbon. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Rua Augusta' Lisbon. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Rua Garrett' Lisbon. On the map   Photos
Map of all outlets
Designer outlets in Portugal
♥   Outlet 'Campera Outlet Shopping' EN 3, Km 0.149, Carregado, 2580-491, PORTUGAL. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Freeport Outlet' Avenida Euro 2004, Alcochete, 2890-154, PORTUGAL. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Vila Do Conde The Style Oulets' Avenida Fonte Cova 400, Modivas, 4485-592, Portugal. On the map

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Santuario de Cristo Rei

From the series “The Most Grandiose Statues and Monuments”
The Christ the King or Cristo Rei situated in Almada, Portugal, is amazing too. This sculpture of Jesus Christ has a rather unique design. The main part of the portico is 75 meters high. The statue itself is 28 meters high, so the total height of the sculpture is 103 meters. The opening of the monument took place in 1959. Its construction took 10 years.

The history of the sculpture is quite interesting. The decision to erect the monument was taken in 1940. The statue had to protect Portugal from involvement into World War II. It has been decided to build a monument at people’s expenses. Despite of initial plans, construction of the statue was started in 1949. It's noteworthy that the funds for construction were donated mostly by women. Portugal didn't participate in the hostilities, so … Read all

Palacio Nacional da Pena

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
The National Palace Pena in Portugal is the landmark of the importance of the state. The palace is located in the surroundings of the city of Sintra and was built on the top of the steep rock in 1840. From the outside, the palace is a typical medieval castle, although its age is only a little over 150 years. The palace was built by order of King Fernandu II, who used the majestic building as a summer residence.

Originally the small old monastery lay in the rock, where it was decided to build the castle. At the beginning of the construction, it had been empty for many years, so there were no obstacles to build the majestic building of the impressive size in the rocks. The last owner of the castle was Queen Amelia, who had to leave her residence in 1910 and fled from Portugal. In many of … Read all
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Shopping malls, boutiques and outlets in top cities of Portugal

Lisbon
The largest shopping and entertainment center in town is Centro Colombo, which is one of the largest shopping malls in Europe. Within its walls, there are about 450 stores of various formats where you can buy literally everything, from cheap souvenirs to luxury jewelry. The mall houses about 60 restaurants and cafes, as well as a modern cinema with ten halls. In terms of design, Centro Vasco da Gama is considered the most beautiful in town. Many people come here just to admire … Read more
Albufeira
Near the central square, there are many shopping streets. One of the most interesting is Praça dos Pescadores. It attracts with a huge number of souvenir shops, stores with low-cost shoes and pavilions, which sell inexpensive leather products. Yet, there are several interesting grocery stores, where you can buy popular national delicacies. You'll find some large shopping centers in the city, the most popular one is Centro Comercial Modelo Albufeira. In this shopping complex there are dozens … Read more
Porto
The roofed Ferreira Borges Market remains one of the most attractive and unusual shopping centers in Porto. It is open in a beautiful building that dates back to 1885. In recent years, this historic market has been a regular venue for various interesting fairs and cultural events. If you need to buy souvenirs or national products, Ferreira Borges is the right place. Many visit the market for a mere purpose of admiring the architecture of the old building. One of the most beautiful book stores … Read more
Lagos
A peculiar city attraction is Mar d'Estorias store that was opened in an old fire tower. In this store you can buy a lot of interesting souvenirs and home accessories, virtually all the products presented here are made in Portugal. Painted plates, ceramics, and wicker baskets are especially popular with customers. A large department with books and CDs is of interest as well. A wide range of inexpensive mugs, magnets, cards, and other cheap souvenirs are available here for budget travelers. Mar … Read more
Vilamoura
Wealthy travelers appreciate this area for the variety of fashion boutiques and the opportunity to purchase unique designer articles. Besides clothing stores in the Marina area, there are some excellent jewelry stores. Moreover, you can always order jewelry making from local craftsmen. Marina area is known for its handicraft shops, that offer great souvenirs and household decorations. Repto Streetwear store is especially loved by young people. It offers items of the popular Portuguese brand. … Read more
Braga
No less attractive is Centro commercial Nova Arcada complex, where you can go to in search of new stylish clothes and nice accessories for your house. It houses a big Ikea store, where high-quality household goods can be purchased at the most attractive prices. This shopping center was opened only a few years ago and is located at a distance from the center of Braga. Even on weekends, it is not crowded, which makes shopping even more comfortable. Ladies should definitely visit By Heart store, … Read more
Cascais
Ladies would probably be interested in Spell located near the main tourist office. This store offers fashionable women a huge selection of elegant summer clothes, shoes, and accessories. Here you can find outfits for every taste. This place is quite expensive so its visitors should take into account that wonderful sundresses or trouser suits would cost them no less than 70 euros. There are many attractive souvenir shops in the city, and Solinverno is one of the most popular ones. Among the … Read more
Guimaraes
If the shops presented here seem insufficient, come by Espaço Guimarães shopping center. It occupies a huge area and is full of stores of both popular European and little-known Portuguese brands. The latter offer really attractive prices, so they are just fine for budget tourists. Except for clothing stores, there are some large cosmetics and footwear pavilions. The center is popular for its variety of restaurants and cafes, as well. Among souvenir shops, 9 Séculos is one of the most … Read more

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