There's no more diplomatic 'Embassy' than this. Housed in an 18th-century mansion, it hides some of the city's most intriguing secrets: very original Portuguese and foreign stores all under the same roof (which is sometimes decked out with flowers) and with a restaurant with a French name but which serves Portuguese snacks. Make sure to pop your head into Linkstore, which sells original accessories for men, Organii, with organic products for babies, and Amélie au Theatre, redolent of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette – and don't forget to have a glass of something in the inner patio of Le Jardin.
Praça do Príncipe Real, 26
|Opening hours:||Shops noon-8pm daily|