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Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores)

Largo Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira 9060-157, Portugal
+351 291 214 080
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Wine and Food Walking Tour in Funchal
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“fish market” (252 reviews)
“stall holders” (63 reviews)
“fruit and veg” (53 reviews)
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Largo Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira 9060-157, Portugal
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+351 291 214 080
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"fish market"
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"stall holders"
in 63 reviews
"fruit and veg"
in 53 reviews
"scabbard fish"
in 48 reviews
"nice market"
in 15 reviews
"flower sellers"
in 15 reviews
"fish section"
in 13 reviews
"working market"
in 10 reviews
"indoor market"
in 11 reviews
"self catering"
in 11 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 62 reviews
"for sale"
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"souvenir shops"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
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"madeira wine"
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"bulbs"
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"stallholders"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So I went there prepared but even like that...they were like mosquitoes! That strange thing was that on one side I could find strawberries for 1,5€ and some meters away for 13€ per kilo. Of course I didn't buy anything. I just took some pictures...More

Thank Diana D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an interesting short time stop to walk through and see the various fruits and vegetables indigenous to the area. The most interesting piece is standing on the steps in the back and watching the fish market function. Much smaller than the market in...More

Thank rc1078
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the second floor very nice young people are presenting some exotic fruits and are happy to let you taste. But you'll be shocked when you get the bill when you purchase them. Up to 5 euros for a single piece of fruit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We allways go to the Mercado on every visit to Madeira. Brings back childhood memories of my parents taking us there to buy our fish, I love the chaos of the fish market and the smell of the fruit, veg and fresh herbs

Thank Claudia M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish had all gone at 16:30 but there was loads of amazing fruit. Bit pricey. But we stocked up on weiird and wonderful fruit and had a banquet bak home. Also lots of garden plants (bulbs and seeds) for sale including a lot of...More

Thank DarwinBeagle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting place. The fish market is fascinating and you have to watch as the stall holders wield enormous knives to fillet and cut the fish, especially the tuna. The fruit market is interesting for its range of fruits but take care in...More

Thank Jackie H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After been on cable car and wicker baskets down the hill we visited the market, the fresh veg and fruit market was very busy but extremely interesting, then went to the fish market and after coming from a fishing port it was amazing the smell...More

1  Thank budgiebarrett
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lively market with lots of local produce. You can get to taste some of the fruit and veg available, but the most interesting (if somewhat smelly) was the fish part. Fresh fish (scabbard fish, tuna, especially) were on show and you could get whole...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty and interesting market, at the lower level you’ll see some amazing fish catches and at the top you’ll be caught if you buy any fruits, ridiculously expensive especially when you can buy it at a fraction of the price at one of the supermarkets....More

1  Thank ilovejelly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to visit for fresh local produce. Ground floor has great well priced fresh produce - a must for short stays. The second floor had speciality fruit & veg - watch out for the hard sell & samples of wonderful fruit that don’t taste the...More

Thank Creativejourneymen
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29gus
October 19, 2015|
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Response from Steve L | Reviewed this property |
No. Nearby are many restaurants in a re developed part of old Funchal. You will find plenty of choice along the narrow street that runs up to the fort at Santa Maria.
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29gus
October 19, 2015|
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Response from Bibi1948 | Reviewed this property |
No, there is only a small 'pastelaira' where you can have a coffe and cake.
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691caz1983
September 24, 2015|
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Response from omiha1950 | Reviewed this property |
That's right, Mon-Sat but close at noon on Saturdays.
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