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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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  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
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“fish market” (266 reviews)
“stall holders” (66 reviews)
“fruit and veg” (55 reviews)
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Largo Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira 9060-157, Portugal
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"fish market"
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"stall holders"
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"fruit and veg"
in 55 reviews
"scabbard fish"
in 53 reviews
"nice market"
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"flower sellers"
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"fish section"
in 13 reviews
"working market"
in 10 reviews
"indoor market"
in 11 reviews
"self catering"
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"worth a visit"
in 66 reviews
"stalls selling"
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"for sale"
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"beautiful flowers"
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"madeira wine"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited several times during week. Crowded and colourful, fruit, flowers,veg.and fish.plants on ground floor.we admired the exquisite flowers, but purchased Agapanthus, blue and white bulbs, immense flower heads, still,have a few from previous visit, blooming annually.the seed display was very crowded area but returned at...More

Thank irenajm
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting experience. The flower sellers are very friendly. The fish was an education. Watch the times though as it shuts at 2 on a saturday. Do have a good look round before you buy anything. My bird of Paradise plant and banana tree are now...More

Thank B5933ABruthm
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm from Madeira remember going to this place as a child with my mother I absolutely loved it. That was than this is now. I Have been going here every time I visit Madeira for the memories. But the last few times have been disappointed...More

Thank joe G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have no idea of time table we went there on a Friday mid day and was full of fruit vegetable sea food stalls with good animation for tourists. Then we went back on a Monday which was calm...

Thank agipio2
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fruit sellers try to rip off tourists with high prices. This Mercado is also overrated. Nice to see the scabbard fish dowstairs though.

1  Thank Stefanie V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice hour spent looking at the flowers, fruit and fish markets. ALL of the sellers in the fish market were friendly and explained the fish on offer. Flower sellers were lovely too. The fruit sellers on the other hand were aggressive, pushy and rude...More

Thank Traveller378
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best looking fruit markets I have seen, there is so many fine details and everything was neat and tidy, but there is a controversial side to the sight. Make beforehand what the actual cost for the fruit is. I ended up in...More

2  Thank Walter A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely colonial style building housing a veg, flowers and fish market. Get there early in the day if you want to see the fish as it finishes before lunchtime. Fish section is big other parts smaller. No food stalls to eat there but a couple...More

Thank Middlemiss
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

visited market in funchal june 2018 and was lured in to trying passion fruit samples from seller on first floor as you enter from stairs. all seemed very interesting and tasty so said i would buy one but woman seller persuaded me to add more...More

Thank Mel L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The market is housed in a 1940s Art Deco building. Very nice to wander around. Go in the morning when the fish market is active. We visited on a Friday - the fruit, flowers and vegetable side is busier on a Friday and Saturday. We...More

1  Thank Ros0604
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29gus
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.
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29gus
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.
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691caz1983
24 September 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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