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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
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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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Colourful frenzy of fruit, veg and fish

Colourful and loud in the morning. Lots of different produce and fish to see We were told that the city hall have increased the rents for the traders there which has made it... read more

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Colourful and loud in the morning. Lots of different produce and fish to see We were told that the city hall have increased the rents for the traders there which has made it difficult for families who have been vendors there for years to make a living I think this is why they are a little touchy about being used... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This market is full of tropical foods, smells and atmosphere. The flowers and building are wonderful. Especially good is the roof top terrace cafe.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The fruit market is a complete rip-off, no jokes. Bought 4 small passion fruits and a mango for EUR 15. Even worse was one mango and a large coconut (from Barzil apparently)...brace yourselves....for EUR 19 (should have just moved on). The vendors gonna push your around and will keep sraight face during the process of scamming you into buying what... More 

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Meilen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a very nice market, for fish, fruit and vegetable. There is a great choice. Best is to go in the morning wenn there are more stalls in the fruit and vegetable part. But watch out, we got ripped off by the one in the south eastern part of the first floor. They talk you in to all sorts of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a shame that we only arrived at this market late (4:30pm), there were only about 3 stalls left and they had started to pack up. If you want to see everything, you must get here early. The fishmongers were long gone. The fruit we did see was interesting, as mentioned by other reviewers, the stall keepers offer you... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was so excited to visit this market! I was expecting a market similar to the Mercat de la Boqueria in Barcelona, but the Mercado dos Labradors didn't even come close. I did visit later in the afternoon so the fish market was over and some vendors were already starting to pack up even though it was open for several... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fascinating place. Local exotic fruit and vegetables along with many other products including local liquors and craft items. The fish market is an eye-opener. Nice bar on roof serving local beers and cider. Vendors are keen for you to try local fruits especially the variety of passion fruits available. I found the prices a bit steep.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is essential viewing! Friday and Saturday, every week, the farmers bring their produce to the enormous, purpose-built hall - and display it all. The fish is as fresh as today's catch could ever be; and the strange, and quite unfamiliar, species are wondrous to look at. Many of the vegetables and fruit are also unfamiliar - 6 different types... More 

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Notts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see, fish market is brilliant. Flowers exceptional, fruit sellers try to peddle a bit hard but soak up the atmosphere.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best fruits, the best vegetables, the freshest and most lovely flowers, hand-embroidered items, and any type of souvenir your heart could desire. You won't believe the variety of passion fruit (lemon, banana, tomato, papaya, mango, pineapple, guava to name a few), and all the various bananas we tried were sweeter and tastier by far than what we can buy... More 

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