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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%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“fish market” (192 reviews)
“stall holders” (59 reviews)
“fruit and veg” (39 reviews)
Largo Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira 9060-157, Portugal
+351 291 214 080
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went twice to the market once on a quiet day and again on the Friday when it was really busy. I enjoyed the experience from flowers to bulbs and the coffee shop was amazing. Worth visit 🎋

Thank 72Andrea1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Compared with other indoor markets I've been to this was very disappointing. Most of the vendors were selling the same produce and competing with each other to grab your attention. Took me about 15 minutes to walk round and get a few photos but didn't...More

1  Thank Ruth_1962
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really nice place to pick up a few souvenirs and look at the locally made gifts and local produce. Some of the staff wear traditional clothing which is really nice to see. Worth a visit :)

Thank Traceybrownsword1971
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A fascinating and very busy place. The main market is flowers and vegetables all very neatly displayed. Beware of being overcharged for fruit, particularly upstairs. The fish market at the rear is packed with fish and one can spend a long time just watching the...More

Thank Paulvaj
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A melting pot of madeira life, the Worker's Market bursts with colour, tastes and smell. I'd recommend mooching through it's different stalls every day during your visit to Funchal, but do be careful-the prices can be pitched at the higher end of most tourist's budgets.

Thank bb506
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must visit place when in Funchal. It is quite a large market with flowers, vegetables and fish in abundance. Very lively and colourful place. Watch out for high prices for fruit particularly upstairs.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I want to check out the market to see what it was like. It was a pretty decent-sized market with a lot of vendors selling fruits and other gifts. Do not buy any fruits there because it's way overpriced. They make you try different kinds...More

Thank Kazumoto N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Guys, this place is beautiful, but if you go up the first floor, you will get ripped off. The sellers lie about the passion fruits, you pay a lot, and when you try them at home, you will see that the flavors is sooo diferent....More

3  Thank Cristina Joana T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only have a short time in Funchal make time for this amazing market. Go early and enjoy the fish, flowers and fruit. Very near the cable car.

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely interesting market but upstairs they pester you to try things. We bought a small amount of fruit and it cost £28 euros. We were given 2 when we asked for 1, soon as we realised we went back. They refused to refund any money...More

1  Thank garytS427IT
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is there any places in the market that cook seafood?
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.
is there places in the market that cook any food?
20 October 2015|
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Response from Blanka B | Reviewed this property |
No, there is only a small 'pastelaira' where you can have a coffe and cake.
What day(s) is the market open?
24 September 2015|
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Response from omiha1950 | Reviewed this property |
That's right, Mon-Sat but close at noon on Saturdays.