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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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This open market is a hive of activity, noise, color and high-energy, where...

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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Nice, good quality products.

Really good market, fantastic amount of different types of fruit, vegetables, fish, flowers well you name it! Reasonable prices and friendly atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Edefig
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Uppsala, Sweden
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to buy fruit in this market, buy where the locals are buying, generally downstairs and where the prices are clearly marked. Upstairs is a different story. The fruit looks unusual and beautiful and they give you a lot of "samples" to try. Its delicious. Because its not really the fruit they are selling you, its sweet fruit... More 

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Thank jezjay
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't sample the fruit the price will be extortionate and you are put under so much pressure to buy,we walked off but it was difficult.

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Thank Steve E
Uppsala, Sweden
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good market, fantastic amount of different types of fruit, vegetables, fish, flowers well you name it! Reasonable prices and friendly atmosphere.

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Thank Edefig
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Farmers Market is nice to look at but do not sample any of the fruit or buy here, it's a huge rip off, or you will leave feeling conned like we did!

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Thank Ian1951
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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315 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great market to wander around, with lots of photo opportunities but produce is expensive to buy. The fish market is always interesting, you can stand on a balcony and watch the fishmongers prepare their goods. It can get a bit smelly though, especially in warmer weather!

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1 Thank Linda A
Borgholm, Sweden
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24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do come here for the smell/scents and for taking photos but buy your fruit elsewhere or you get ripped off. Watch out when offrered to taste!

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Thank Katten_stannar_hemma
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful colourful experience with exotic flowers and fruits but beware of pushy vendors upstairs who try to get you to taste the fruits. This is an interesting experience but fruit very overpriced. There is a price beside fruit but it does not say whether / kg or 100gm as we were charged €25 for a custard apple, a monstera deliciosa... More 

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Thank Pandrosos41
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to walk around and see various fresh and dried fruits. BUT it's extremely expensive. Passion fruit costs 17€for a kilo. Other fruits can reach up to 25€ a kilo. Walk around, DON'T BUY ANY FRUITS. Huge ripoff.

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Thank Zbigniew R
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in here feeling quite hopeful despite having read some disappointing reviews. I enjoyed the large pictorial tiles but sadly that is all. We both felt uncomfortable being there and couldn't even face going upstairs feeling that the reviews we read said it all.

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Manby, null, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit if only to see the beautiful display of colour. You will be offered a sample of the fruits. Beware, it could cost you a lot if you buy. The price must be for us tourists, the locals could not afford those prices. The stall holders are very friendly and always have a smile. The fish market is... More 

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