Municipal Market of Santa Cruz

Municipal Market of Santa Cruz

Municipal Market of Santa Cruz
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Brucestewart
Livingston, UK10,160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
When walking along the adjacent Promenade we popped into the market to see what was available to purchase. We were staying in a hotel in Funchal for a week so buying some of the excellent looking fresh fish was certainly out of the question. However we did make a couple of purchases including a relatively inexpensive bottle of Madeira wine from one of the better known producers.
Written September 24, 2022
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Rick R
Ontario, Canada29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
classic art deco market in old town, may not be the cheapest place to but stuff but it is fresh and has loads of atmosphere
Written January 24, 2020
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SarahOSouth
Southampton, UK337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
Fruit tasting interesting but we didn't like most of it! You can refuse to buy if prices go up when you are about to buy, and then they often go down again. Lift to first floor, where there are free toilets. Wine shops on ground floor surprisingly reasonably priced.
Written March 30, 2019
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Alderado
Blackpool, UK397 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Just a small building with a few little shops/stalls. Things like fish, fruits, vegetables and souvenirs are on sale. Toilets and a place to buy hot food are also there. The Santa Cruz market isn't worth a trip, but the Funchal market & Santo da Serra market have much much more to offer.
Written October 30, 2019
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John
Nottingham, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We went to the market 4 times on are 2 weeks holiday the best day in Friday lt more going on large fish market down stairs fruit and veg middle an top floor as well leather goods toilet are all on top floor there is a great cafe on the top floor near the toilets
Good food and very pleasant people we are on a cruise in 3weeks and will look forward to another visit
Written October 22, 2019
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Andrew M
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Like other reviews, the market is a massive con where the vendors let you taste the fruit which, from their samples are sweet and delicious. However, when you taste the fruit you buy it is bitter and inedible.

Furthermore, the pricing is simply fraudulent where they charge you for the for what appears to be the price per 100 grams.

We picked however the word forced would be more appropriate, 2 passion fruits, 2 dragon fruits and 4 bananas (which were a freebie) and were charged €26!!!

Avoid this place like the plague!

Madeira is a great place to visit and this is the only place I would recommend avoiding. Or if you do go, don’t buy anything.
Written July 3, 2019
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Bob F
Essex, UK127 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
A few fish that looked tired, a wine shop, a greengrocer and a tourist tat shop is about all that there is, hardly a tourist attraction! Not worth the walk, and we only stayed across the road.
Written November 14, 2018
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Fanoulla
53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
This is a fascinating market with gorgeous displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables, not to mention the very interesting fish market on the bottom floor.
However, beware of the ‘freebies!’ Lots of stall vendors will be very willing to give you a sample of fruit or vegetables to taste, but they do expect you to buy after you try!!
A great place for people watching and photo shoots; just be a little wary!
Written January 13, 2018
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arover452
Stockton-on-Tees, UK200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
This market is quite small but worth a visit. There is a small fish section where you see the Black Scabbard fish being filleted and a variety of other fish all named in Portuguese.
We have been coming to Santa Cruz for many years and still enjoy our visits to the Market.It used to take just a few minutes to walk through this building but now it takes MUCH longer because we have to Greet the many friends we have made over the years and wish them Bom Dia.
There is a Wine shop , Mini Market, Fruit Shop, Butchers, Florists,A Shop that sells Embroidered Linen , Bar/Cafe,and others.
It is well supported by the locals and we often buy things here
Well worth a visit.
Written February 24, 2017
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Vitor A
Lisbon, Portugal798 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The market is between the old city and the downtown. If you walk by it you should enter even if you are not interested in doing shopping. It’s like a show-room of the local products where you can find fruit, fish, handicraft, among other things. Enjoy!
Written December 1, 2019
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