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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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Watch out for the pushy lot on the top floor

Go on a Thursday as there are some great craft stalls , watch out for the one where they do the try this thing , one practally rammed dried fruit in my face , they had quite a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Go on a Thursday as there are some great craft stalls , watch out for the one where they do the try this thing , one practally rammed dried fruit in my face , they had quite a pincer move on us , I thought at one point it was going to get violent I actually had to swear at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Place it self was half empty so we there was no pushing and shoving walking around. The selection of fresh fruits is amazing (some vendors will cut the fruit up and offer serve it in a plastic cup). We were slightly disappointed with the selection of fish on display but buying fish was not our objective. Then we made our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Good place to visit, but full of bozos trying to persuade you to buy their goods. Some bozos will try to talk to you in french, italian, English just to impress in order to sell their goods. The market has a strong fish smell. Nearby there are lots of beggars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Loved this art deco market, genuine workers and farmers selling their fruit, vegetables and fish. As other sellers say thoough, beware of the upper floor, bit like Morroco with good English speaking (well versed) telling you about their fruits and the various varieties until you buy a few kilo's of Mangos for example. Jane bought half a mango and he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

wonderful traditional market. Pefer visit on morning for wath the guy cutting steak of Tuna and prepared filet of black espada. Plenty of tropical fruts, all the passion fruts !!! and vegetable. A good opportunity to learn what you can eat on Madeira island, they offer you to taste the passion fruts. great to visit and also for buy your... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Went to this market because it had been highly recommended. It was colourful bright and friendly. Great selection of fruit, vegetables and beautiful flowers and plants. This was all on the ground floor. However, beware the first floor.!!!! Up here it's totally different. Guys offering exotic fruits to sample and taste. Once you taste they then reel you in and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

As the name hides the market is a traditional place where mostly local vendors try to sell you their various goods: from dried fruit over coloured flowers to one euro for nothing goods. The unique fish market on the ground floor makes your visit sencefull.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had a lovely couple of hours exploring this fabulous market, so much to see, smell, and taste.. we had read reviews about the upstairs being pushy, but we had no problems at all everyone was very friendly and helpful in explaining what things were. lots of tasters too.. really enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Place to visit on his trip to the island of Madeira. The market for farmers is an odd point of interest where you can find regional items of all kinds from vegetables fruit drinks or even souvenirs, place full of magical aromas, colour and beauty, is located in the city Center historic area near several shops such as bars and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We walked downtown from our apartment to see the vivid colours of the markets. We were surprised at the variety of passion fruit. You do feel somewhat pressured to buy something when you're there but everyone is friendly and willing to let you take photos. Worth a visit and a sampling of the fruit.

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