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Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores)

Largo dos Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira 9060 158, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 11 Shopping in Funchal
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Malls, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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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.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited this market Tuesday 25th November 2014 a little late to check out the fresh fish as they were just cleaning up. Excellent quality fruit but was under pressure from the moment I stepped in to try their produce However I am not sure where they obtained their British tomatoes from as I have never seen tomatoes that shape or... More

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Mevagissey, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A must see visit to this busy, colorful, noisy indoor market, which sells fruit and veg, flowers, general store items and a fish market. The atmosphere is always good, and everything on offer looks of good quality. A photo delight, with its many colours lightening up your pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Always good to visit the local market wherever you are, but beware, the fruits they offer as a taster before buying are sweetened with sugar, so ask for a new one to be cut to taste! Very pushy for you to buy, which explains why they sweeten their tasters. Having said all that, you don't have to purchase, although some... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This "farmers" market will make you wish you were self catering! You need to get there early to see it at it's best (i.e. 8 / 9 am). The fish section is great, look up and you'll see boards explaining exactly what's what. Be careful of the fruit stalls some tourists complained about being over charged for fruit, Tip: always... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Going to local markets is always so much fun. This market has a nice mix of produce, meat, local handicrafts and souvenirs. The prices are good and it is very clean and well-organized. Definitely a must for Funchal.

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Palermo, Italy
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It has been our first stop during our 5 days trip in Madeira, twice we bought fresh fish, tuna steaks and fresh squids, price was ok, for sure cheaper to buy it and cook it instead of eating frozen fish on the several restaurants in the city.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

When in Funchal, take at least 30 min of your time to visit this traditional market. You will see species of fruits and flowers that you might not know. It is a splash of colour. I enjoyed visiting it!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great market place to try the traditional fruits, sweets, foods, drinks etc. Do walk around and compare prices from the different stores as they some do seem to have different prices and quality. I recommend to go early morning as the fish market and some veg stands pack away before noon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We came to the market a little late (at around 11:00). Most of the fish was gone, but the hall was still quite impressive. Once we entered the other part of the market we found fruit that we had not seen before - like the banana pineapple or the banana maracuja. There is a great variety of food and the... More

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was good - plenty of fruit, veg, flowers and fish, not the normal market we like but visited it anyway - fish was fascinating but smelly! Flowers lovely bought a couple of bulbs home with me. Bananas were still green hanging up. Worth a visit.

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