Mercado da Ribeira (also known as Mercado 24 de Julho) is Lisbon's main food market since 1892, when it opened with an iron interior and a large oriental dome. In 2014 it was taken over by Time Out Lisboa magazine, whose management added stalls offering food and traditional local products.
- WHERE: Avenida 24 de Julho - Cais do Sodré
- GETTING THERE: Metro - Cais do Sodré
The Traditional Market
The traditional stalls selling fresh produce are found on the ground floor and are open from 6AM to 2PM.
The Food Court
The food court, with canteen-style communal tables, opened in May of 2014 and has become a major food destination. It’s on the western side of the building on the ground floor, and opens every day from 10AM to midnight from Sunday to Wednesday and from 10AM to 2AM from Thursday to Saturday.
It mixes stalls from top chefs with different brands of local products, and the foods range from seafood to steak sandwiches, hamburgers, sushi and ice cream, among other specialties.
The drink stalls are in the center.
The upper floor opened in the summer of 2015 and includes a concert hall with a capacity for 350 (seated) or 650 (standing), a gallery, and an information desk by Time Out Lisboa magazine.
Outside, on the western side facing Dom Luis I Square, is a kiosk cafe in the garden, and a terrace with 250 seats.