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Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores)

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Address: Largo dos Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira 9060 158, Portugal
Phone Number: 291214080
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Description: This open market is a hive of activity, noise, color and high-energy...
This open market is a hive of activity, noise, color and high-energy, where you can buy any of Madeira's specialties from fresh fish and vegetables to exotic flowers and local crafts. Purchase tropical fruits, vegetables and spices on the upper floor; fish and meat are for sale on the lower floor.
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Not to be missed . Go early morning to see the vast bounty from the sea. Fish you have never even heard of. Fruit from paradise , (at least 6 different kinds of passion fruit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not to be missed . Go early morning to see the vast bounty from the sea. Fish you have never even heard of. Fruit from paradise , (at least 6 different kinds of passion fruit ) and 4 types of bananas . Free to go in but dont start tasting the free samples,...you will only end up with more food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A busy and hectic market, selling lots of fresh food from fruit to fish, as others say beware you don't get caught with the friendly approach as once you have sampled you will want to buy and then that's when they overcharge you, they know who the tourists are! A good experience and nice to see something we dont have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

As my photos say, "A great place!". Loads of fresh produce and free tasters. Friendly but just watch out you don't purchase more than you need, as they are very good at their job! I especially love the herbs and spices stall, at the end of the first floor (upstairs). We even gave our 5 month old a couple of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A mandatory stop! The colors, smells, the pronunciation of the vendors to call the attention of possible buyers. The fruits, the giant’s tuna, the black swordfish, (Espada Preto) and the “lapas” with many more… And the building itself? Undoubtedly, the real market! Funny how a market place becomes a place of wonder for hours and not getting boring! I strongly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Worth a visit, lovely building, downstairs stalls are busy and colourful, mainly fruit and veg. When you get to top of stairs though, there is a fruit stall that seems to have a main aim of conning tourists. Starts off with giving you tastes of different fruits and before you know it, you have a bag of overpriced fruit. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We visited at 5.30pm. Market was full of local people buying fruit , veg and flowers . Fish market was closed but it was lovely and cool at that time of day. Few cafes for a drink, no hassle from sellers . We bought salad veg and fruit. Great place to see and try unusual fruit .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The fish market it well worth a visit. Interesting to see the fish being prepared. Good photo opportunity too. I enjoyed tasting the various passion fruits even though I probably paid far too much for a couple to bring back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Colourful busy market place with history. Tiling is beautiful whilst. The three levels accommodate just about everything you might want. The fish market is particularly interesting and, the wall displays are informative for fish identification.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We have visited the market several times, and its biggest attraction is all the amazing fresh seafood on display - from the scary-looking Espada ("the ugly fish that tastes great" as the Madeirans call it!) to the colossal tuna fish being prepared. There is also a colourful display of fruit, plants, bulbs and seeds - plants unique to Madeira and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

You need to visit this place, even just for a glance. but be prepared to say: no thank you/just bought/ we're flying home today... a million times. If you want to buy fruit negotiate price beforehand (that papaya 3 euro) don't give them the advantage. Keep smiling and they will too. But i find it best you buy your fruit... More 

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Address: Largo dos Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira 9060 158, Portugal
Phone Number: 291214080
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal

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