The owner of the Parque grocery store, next to the Marquis, Jorge Antunes, has been selling "some water, juice, fruit and biscuits" to pilgrims, but "beer only with Benfica".

According to a report by Lusa, there are thousands of young people who pass by the door, but "few are those who buy" and those who buy spend "little money", said the shopkeeper with a smile on his face, despite the lack of enthusiasm in relation to sales.

At Café O Foguete, the disappointed manager says he "lost business" because "usual customers don't come to work". He sells juices and water and keeps the house open because he's not going anywhere.

Customers "left Lisbon" and those in the offices are working from home, says manager José Antunes next to the poster of Pope Francis hanging at the entrance to the café.

The Cerimónia shoe shop, which has been on Rua Braamcamp for more than 40 years, promotes a "special Jornada model", a comfortable and resistant sandal designed for walking, but they sold "half of its stock and to residents in the neighbourhood", says employee Alexandra Morgado .

In contrast to traditional commerce, the 'fast-food' chains have queues of pilgrims at the door and the occasional supermarkets sell bread, fruit and water that the pilgrims bring out and eat in the street.