Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmers' Market)
Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmers' Market) Review
In the center patio of the farmers' market, women—sometimes in Madeira's native costume of a full, homespun skirt with yellow, red, and black vertical stripes and an embroidered white blouse—sell orchids, bird-of-paradise flowers (the emblem of Madeira), anthuriums, and other blooms. The bustling lower-level seafood market displays the day's catch. Note the rows of fierce-looking espada. Their huge, bulging eyes are caused by the fatal change in pressure between their deepwater habitat and sea level.
- Address: Largo dos Lavradores, Funchal, 9060-158
- Hours: Weekdays 7 am–8 pm, Sat. 7 am–2 pm
- Location: Funchal