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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
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Glasgow, Scotland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We visited this colourful market two years ago and were tempted to buy a selection of passion fruits, which cost us a staggering €40. Visiting it again on 20th March, we enjoyed looking at the fish market and the flower stalls but were determined not to buy from the fruit sellers. As we went onto the upper level, we were... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This huge market in the old town is a must for Brits! it is always bustling on both floors and shows the huge variety of Madeiran produce. The vendors were tolerant both of our inability to speak Portuguese and of the tiny amounts we wanted to buy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Must check out the fish at the back. The fruit was delicious, flowers beautiful and the souvenir stalls great. Bought a Madeiran hat!

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Surrey
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We made a beeline for the market on our 1st full day in Funchal - it is well worth a visit, the flower and fruit displays on the ground floor ar truly stunning. However I wish I'd heeded advice.... having ventured up to the 2nd floor and been invited to try some of the more unusual and unfamiliar exotic fruits,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The building is lovely - full of stall with different wares. Beware of the sellers on the second floor - they cheat and are way over priced. The fruit they offer to taste is not the fruit you get when you buy. Stay away from the fruit sellers. All is all the market is very interesting, lots of impressions of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Enjoyed the little gem of a market - especially upstairs amongst the fresh fruit and veg - downstairs was the fish market and shops ... Had a good wander around here and a coffee upstairs passed 2-3 hours quite nicely

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We visited on a Friday. The colourful flower, fruit, veg and fish sellers amused us for an hour. Had a beer and nikita in the roof top cafe, sitting in the sun listening to the stall holders gossiping for another hour. Cost free for the market, €10 drinks.

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Warsaw, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Unfortunately, I had not read the bad opinions before we got to the market. On the second floor the sellers charge 15 Euro for different fruit which costs 5 Euro at the supermarket. And what they give you to taste is much better than what they sell. They use black bags to put inside also what you don't what. Beware.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We as a family come to maderia once a year and i always get excited to come and see the fish market. The market has so much charactor from all the old men outside the coffee shop playing cards and drinking coffee to the brightness and flavours of the fruit. The fish is at the very back and down the... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Here you can buy fish, fruit, vegtables and flowers. It is fun to see and you can buy the exotic flowers and have them delivered to you hotel and bring them back home. The "flower ladies" are wearing traditional dresses. Remember also to visit "Rua de Santa Maria" with beautifully decorated/painted doors - it is to streets downn from the... More

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