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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.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“fish market” (206 reviews)
“stall holders” (62 reviews)
“fruit and veg” (41 reviews)
Largo Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira 9060-157, Portugal
+351 291 214 080
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The market is not particularly authentic nor picturesque. Depending on from which site you enter, you are confronted with (very) smelly fish or smell-free flowers. In between there are cheap souvenir stalls. I guess there is not much else to see in Funchal but it...More

Thank Niko P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice to walk around for 30 mins. Good Cafe on the roof. We used the one on the left as you go up the stairs. Tasty orange juice.

Thank Jane1059
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is where you met with local ppl, try the native fruits and buy fresh veggies and fish if you have kitchen facilities. There is also a place for ppl selling flowers and hand craft products, very nice!! I would reccommend to visit this place...More

Thank Paulina A
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this place last on the tour of Funchal old town. What a mistake. The place is pretty grubby to start with. Toilets are almost third world! The main bug bear though is the upper levels of the market. On the ground floor is...More

1  Thank Mike E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited on Monday morning and unfortunately there were not too many sellers with fruits. The place itself is worth to be seen - fish market for sure. Also a lot of ladies selling flowers and seed. Be careful with fruit prices - can be...More

Thank Rudzik22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a busy little market arranged on three floors. Sells fruit, flowers, vegetables, leather goods, souvenirs, clothing etc and downstairs at the back is the fish market-watch the fishmongers at work if nothing else! Be very careful of some of the traders enticing you in...More

Thank Andr00L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very knowledgeable stall holders - if staying for a few days ask them to select you fruit that ripen during your stay. Can also try before you buy. Beware permanent stall holders - more expensive than farmers market on a Friday. Good atmosphere.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but good to look round. Very repetitive with plant stalls and fruit stalls. Giant Fish mongers at rear. Can be in and out in 15 mins

Thank Leah H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read the reviews we were a little nervous, especially of the second floor. We visited twice, once in the week and then on the Saturday. All in all it was great and we were not hassled at all. Very busy so, if you don't...More

Thank Kieran S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old market, very well cared where you can buy typical bananas, passion fruit and local products. It is very big and here you can buy typical products and gifts. People are very friendly and like to speak with you and tell you interesting things about...More

Thank msgoliveira
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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.