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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 good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“fish market” (239 reviews)
“stall holders” (57 reviews)
“fruit and veg” (48 reviews)
Largo Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira 9060-157, Portugal
+351 291 214 080
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Reviewed yesterday

Have visited this market during my holidays, to snap some pictures and probably buy some of the exotic fruits. I was already aware of the ruthless tactics that happen here with tourists, but in the other hand Madeira is not wealthy and I was decided...More

Thank seara_paulo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great for pictures stall laid out very nicely. Go and see the street with painted doors that is near there.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have visited this market on numerous occasions and have absolutely no intention of a return visit... They are ruthlessly aggressive stall holders who try to extort money from unsuspecting tourists. Do not accept any samples of fruit unless you are prepared to part with a...More

2  Thank Ken O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice building but lots of touristy stalls mixed in with the fish, fruit and veg stalls. I wouldn’t go out of my way to see it but if you are going to visit, early morning is best. Look out for flower sellers in traditional dress.

Thank Rachael B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Be wary of fruit sellers. They may try to get you to buy more than you want and charge high prices. The samples may be tricky. I recommend shopping at local market.

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

nice place but be careful with the tropic fruit sellers, I am not sure they let you try the same fruits they sell!

1  Thank tollimolli
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to buy organic fruit and vegetables from this market, as web site says organic available. The sales people will tell you that their food is organic, but are not certified. The prices are extortionate. Not a pleasant experience. Go to farmers market at...More

2  Thank TopCat246
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No one visiting Funchal should miss a visit here. Vibrant eye catching displays of every conceivable flowers fruit and vegetables and not to mention the fascinating fish market at the rear. The ladies at the front of the market wear national dress and will happily...More

Thank kernowphil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was hoping to find a genuine market but it’s just a showroom for tourists. Stall holders are quite pushy and if you’re after more than fruit and veg, though exotic they may be...you’re stuck!! A waste of time!!

1  Thank Elisabeth D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This market is not a pleasant place to walk around. The stall holders are aggressively pushy. Don’t taste their fruit, you are pushed into a corner and feel obliged to buy something. The prices they then charge are absolutely ridiculous, 26€ for 2 pieces of...More

1  Thank Caro04
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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.