Tiles are famous items you can buy from Lisbon. Azulejos are colorful, patterned ceramic tiles found on many Portuguese buildings including many landmarks all over Lisbon, especially in Alfama. You can visit the national tile museum, Museu Nacional Do Azulejo to discover more about tile making. You can buy tiles individually both hand-painted and factory-made, to use as simple art pieces or coasters.
The famous wine from the Douro valley in Porto is one of the most prestigious wines of Portugal and is enjoyed throughout Europe. It has rich, intense, and very persistent aromas and flavors. Port is usually red and sweet, but there are some dry white varieties. You can go to one of the Napoleão Wine Shops & Gourmet stores although any supermarket would cary good options.
Olive oil from Portugal is among one of the best. Its olive growing regions and famous olive varieties result in rich and diverse olive oil flavors. Portugal olive oil won 20 awards at the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition. You can buy a bottle as a souvenir or gift with an amazing value for the quality. Olistori is a shop you can find many kinds of olive oil.
Portuguese artisans make some of the finest gold and silver jewellery with a long history of craftsmanship. Portugal once had one of the largest gold reserves on the planet. Beautiful jewellery stores, called ourivesarias and joalherias, can be found all over the country, but especially in villages. Gold jewellery sold in Portugal is now at least 19.2 karats, quite rare in most other countries. Among the most popular jewelry stores in Lisbon Maria João Bahia, Ourivesaria Sarmento and Joalharia do Carmo.
Ceramics characteristic for Portugal symbolically resembles a “cabbage leaf”. You can also find ceramic trays or ceramic plates with images of Lisbon. For a smaller and more practical souvenir, you can get ceramic olive dishes. For antique ‘azulejos’ in Lisbon, you can go to Solar Antique, Fabrica Sant’Anna or Loja dos Descobrimentos.
Cork accessories are among the most authentic souvenirs you can buy during your visit because Portugal is the largest producer of cork in the world. Accessories made from cork include postcards, cork purses, wallets, and of course wine corks. Not only is it extremely light and flexible, but also it is safe for the environment as well. It is commonly seen around the country in natural or dyed states.
If you want to buy native cultural products in Lisbon, (from food to souvenirs) we recommend you visit our main markets, such as La Boquería and Santa Catarina. Of course, you can find souvenirs in the center of the city or with your tourist discounts in the duty-free shops. Since Lisbon is a tourist place, it is also easy to find typical food products in any supermarket.
Also, if you do not mind going out and have time to visit other cities, we recommend that you visit the Vic market.
Remember that, in each port, you have a Guest Information Center where you can ask the staff for any advice related to which brands offers a better product.