Manteigaria Silva is mentioned in many travel guides with the advice to walk by the store and peek inside. That is entirely justified! But do not forget to go inside and enjoy all the goodies that are sold there. The place is located in the middle of the Baixa Baixa district.
Stepping inside is a delight for your senses: the cheeses, the hams hanging from the ceiling, olives, jam and all the other goodies.
Manteigaria Silva is the oldest grocery store in Lisbon, this store has been in the same place for more than 100 years. It is the only one left of the 20 manteigaria stores that used to be found in Lisbon, which still uses the original name ‘manteigaria’.
The literal meaning of the store is butter store (butter is manteiga in Portuguese). This comes from a time when butter was sold per gram and packed in special paper.
To catch up with the times, the store expanded in the 1980s with selling dried cod.
Picnic near the Tagus
Even now the Manteigaria stays up to date. They have their own appendix at the Mercado da Ribeira where you can also enjoy their delicious cheeses and hams.
Where to find Manteigaria Silva
Adres: Rua Dom Antão de Almada 1, Baixa
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.