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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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The best advise we received was if there is a cruise ship in the harbour; don't go as its hard sell time. When we did go it all seemed pleasant but you left feeling you had been... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't miss this place..Full of flowers fruits fish is a happy and unique place. Keep your eyes open what they have for sell is more costly than in others shops around the city.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best advise we received was if there is a cruise ship in the harbour; don't go as its hard sell time. When we did go it all seemed pleasant but you left feeling you had been conned. €20 / kg for passion fruit and before you know it you have easily racked up €25 -30. I would say it... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Is a very beautyful because have fresh vegetables and exotic fruits.....but is a little expensive.Go to the terrace in the roof.

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So good to see all the amazing fruits and vegetables. some very exotic and unknown in britain. so colourful and you get to try loads of fruits.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is always nice to visit the Market and see the beautiful flowers ,fruit and vegetables ,leather goods and of course the fish and much more. I was surprised to hear that some people had felt they had been forced to buy things that they really did not want.. All I can say to that is NO means NO in... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our fourth visit to the island and have only just tried this roof cafe. It has lovely comfy wicker chairs and plants around. We just had a drink and cake, good service, good price. It is above the fish market which had already packed up for the day so not sure if that would be a problem at... More 

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Swadlincote, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit the market as it was recommended by the travel rep and a good place to start exploring the town. Be warned, this is NOTHING MORE THAN A TOURIST TRAP! The downstairs area basically has shops selling the same tourist tat that all the other shops in the town sell. Upstairs however is a different story. At... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place where you can appreciate all the fresh produce available in Funchal. There were so many local vegetables, so much fish from the surrounding sea and a huge range of local cakes very cheap. There are also many shops where souvenirs can be bought at competitive prices.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

for those who love visiting local markets this one does not disappoint. A vast range of fruits and vegetables are artistically ans structurally displayed in a covered area only minutes by foot from the main town centre. it is well worth a visit.

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Twyning, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks great, but do not under any circumstances pay the outrageous and unmarked prices in this market. Lovely people, who will rip you off with smiles on their faces. Avoid.

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