Freeport Outlet just outside of Lisbon is the largest collection of outlet shops in Europe. With retail shops featuring everything from home decor and appliances to clothing and beauty, shoppers can find some of Europe’s best brands at lower than their original prices. Many of the shops offer up to 60 percent off what they would sell for in department stores. As discount shopping is generally not as widely available in Europe as it is in other parts of the world, this a shopping destination for many Europeans. There are both Spanish and Portuguese brands as well as international brands to select from.
Restaurants, coffee shops, an outdoor promenade, and frequent events for shoppers and families round out the experience. Much of the exterior is well-designed with artistic touches.
The Freeport Outlet shops are open Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm, with restaurants open from 12 pm to 11 pm. Shops hours are extended by an hour on Fridays. To get there, take the dedicated shuttle from Lisbon’s city center, or alternatively by TST buses numbers 431 or 432, which depart from Gare do Oriente in Lisbon. It is about a twenty minute drive, and parking is complimentary.