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Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores)

Largo dos Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira 9060 158, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 8 Shopping in Funchal
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Malls
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

The mercado dos lavradores is typical of the area. The food is laid out in wonderful appealing way by the people, some of whom make, grow, distill and sell the products. Especially if you are in self catering in Funchal, then this market will meet all your needs. Just lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a very nice place to visit. But if you are a tourist check the price before tasting anything because they make higher prices for tourists. Also check if the fruits are really from Madeira and not an import from else where. The best fruits from madeira are: maracujá, tangerina and banana.

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Plymouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the market, especially seeing all the fruit and vegetables. The fish market downstairs is amazing. But the best place was the lovely cafe upstairs called the Macaronesia Garden Terrace cafe. It was surrounded by plants and there were umbrellas and nice whicker furniture. We had lovely cool drinks which were reasonably priced and served by... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I visited the market in Funchal during our recent holiday. Having read previous negative reviews about people feeling pressurised into trying fruit samples and then regretting buying over-priced items, I was a little wary. However, we found that provided you were prepared to say 'no thank you' and not get 'drawn in' (unless you actually do want... More

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Bristol, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fruit, flowers, fish. Souvenirs, like leather and cork gifts. Walk in off the main road and there are ladies in traditional dress selling exotic flowers - strelitza, protea, all sorts of very strange looking things. The fruit is upstairs, and be aware that they are selling exotic varieties of passion fruit while concealing the price from you. There are lots... More

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Formby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The central market is also one one of the main attractions for tourists visiting Funchal. it is always busy and visually exciting; starting from the traditionally dressed flower sellers outside the entrance with their colourful displays. The approach into the market itself is of a constant vision of colour and shape from the huge variety of fruits and vegetables which... More

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Bergen, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Entering the market, we were met by beautiful flowers and people selling all kinds of interesting local merchandise. There was a lady selling leather wallets that were very nice, and some local jewellery that was creative and reasonably priced. Going upstairs we were met by two very eager sellers who offered us samples of different passion fruits, which tasted very... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This market is busy, noisy and full of everything you could possibly want. The colours are amazing and the prices are reasonable if you show some reluctance. We go every time we go to Madeira and although the fish market (attached) has depleted somewhat the local growers are still filling the main hall with delicious fruit, veg and flowers. You... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I regret, we didn't read reviews about it before going there. All the negative stuff about the fruit traders is true: they are agressive, prices are too high. Unfortunately, we bought some exotic fruits there and some of them weren't ripe and had different taste than we tasted before purchasing. The only reason for visiting is taking a photo of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Abundance od fruits ans vegetables I've never seen, so very much worth a visit. Some eager salespeople, but mostly a nice, calm, atmosphere. Bag of 7 different fruits, 2 of each, was 31 euros (19,90/kg), which was a bit steep, but didn't really care, they all tasted sublime. In the end, a very typical market, but with 99% of things... More

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