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Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores)

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Address: Largo Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira 9060-157, Portugal
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+351 291 214 080

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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Great to wonder around

Went for a wonder around great fun nice people but most are a little pushy to sell upstairs on fruit but Was nice little cafe on ground floor went in an amazing wine shop 1200... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Alex L
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very busy market, the Fish market was interesting. Also lots of fruit, vegetables and flowers great if self catering ; you get Bombarded upstairs by sellers trying to get you to taste their items, but it was fun to try some unusual fruits. There are toilets on both levels and a lovely terrace cafe on top, we went on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a wonder around great fun nice people but most are a little pushy to sell upstairs on fruit but Was nice little cafe on ground floor went in an amazing wine shop 1200 bottles to sell actually hanging on brackets on the ceiling Well done all and very clean Would go around again just for the fun of... More 

Thank Alex L
Udaipur, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unlike anywhere else on the island, the vendors sell their fruits very aggressively. You can try a variety of exotic fruit, though. The building is otherwise nice, and has public toilets. The prices are not cheap at all, but since it's not all local produce, I think it's not worth the price. There are also some flower and souvenir stalls,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The building of the market is beautiful and I guess it can be more interesting if visited during the morning hours. The variety of fruits and veg is indeed vast and the place is buzzing with colours, however it can easily turn into a tourist trap if one is not cautious. We ended up paying 17€ for a bunch of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having read about this market in various tour guides, I was really looking forward to visiting it. The produce was varied and plentiful but the stall holders, particularly upstairs, were rude and intimidating, thrusting samples at you, whether you wanted to taste or not, then being very aggressive if you didn't purchase. My partner purchased some persimmons and they were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely mix of island product, not only food but local craft product also. Fish section was something special

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South East England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So-so mediocre market. I'd guess it's great for produce & pricing if you live in Funchal, but as a visitor- side swerve this one. Take a walk up to the Lido area instead- It's much nicer!!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A vibrant exciting place to be with choices galore. I especially liked the variety of fruit and vegetables available,lovely and fresh. The flowers were most beautiful and enhanced by the sellers in traditional costume.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must to be able to experience local vegetables, flowers and handicraft. The stall holders are very kind and eager.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The market is well worth a visit as it is so colourful and the fruit and veg are really interesting. However tourists beware! Upstairs there are lots of dried fruits and the sellers are eager to give tasters of the produce. It is difficult to calculate the prices and the vendors quickly fill large bags with nuts or fruits if... More 

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