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Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores)

Largo Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira 9060-157, Portugal
+351 291 214 080
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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 good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
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“fish market” (225 reviews)
“stall holders” (51 reviews)
“fruit and veg” (46 reviews)
Largo Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira 9060-157, Portugal
+351 291 214 080
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you’ve visited Machaneh Yehuda in Jerusalem or the market in Tel Aviv, this is not much of a market at all. Nonetheless, the varieties of fruit and fish never seen in the USA, made this a fascinating place for a quick visit. Boy, did...More

Thank jasf522017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Too many competing fruit sellers,good maybe for locals but not for tourists. Not enough variety. There are a couple of good Madeira wine stores and one good souvenir T Shirt shop worth a look. Plenty of eateries but in Madeira you cant walk 10 yds...More

Thank bluesbuddah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Supermarkets? Forget it. When in Funchal, you can do no better than shopping in the market. The locals shop here, so it seems sensible to follow their example. Veg and fruit, meat all home produced and the highlight: the fish market downstairs (get here before...More

Thank Donald P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice visit overall. The colourful stalls of beautifully displayed fruit and veg are impressive. Unfortunately couldn't buy any as difficult to carry back to England. We were tempted by the selection of spices on the first floor. People were impressed by the fish market- loads...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to come and see the local sellers. The stalls are colourful and the people friendly. They will tell you all about the fruits and vegetables if you ask. Most people there do manage to speak some English. There are also plenty of...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small local market that has some exotic fruits and the black scabbardfish as main attractions. It gets very busy with tourists and sellers that will push you to try their local fruit (in order to buy it of course). There is...More

Thank Resiak85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So right let’s start, they pulled us in got us to try all different flavour passion fruits, very nice right. We brought 2 that cost us €8.80, omg they did not taste the same, SOUR, but hey they have to make money somehow. The market...More

Thank 83Lilo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Colourful and vibrant, plenty of local fresh fruit and flowers and a good selection of freshly caught fish - interesting to see what the scabbard fish really looks like. Good selection of gift shops and a cafe will an outside seating area, clean toilets there...More

Thank xyzKerry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being warned of some seller's assertive behaviour of compulsing tourists to buy, we didn't want to spend much time there. However, perhaps due to some present guided tours or low season (we avoided these sellers as much as we could), we didn't perceive them so...More

Thank Kingyan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not as big as I had expected, but an enjoyable experience. I bought some bulbs from the ladies in traditional Madeiran costume, much cheaper than in UK. The fish market is a sight to behold, watching the fish being prepared and sold. So many different...More

Thank Rainytom
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20 October 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.
20 October 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.
24 September 2015|
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Response from omiha1950 | Reviewed this property |
That's right, Mon-Sat but close at noon on Saturdays.