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Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmers' Market)

Small Tuna in the Fish 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Largo dos Lavradores, Funchal, 9060-158
  • Hours: Weekdays 7 am–8 pm, Sat. 7 am–2 pm
  • Location: Funchal
Updated: 11-14-2013

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