Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmers' Market)

Market in Funchal (Madeira)

Mercado Dos Lavradores
CC BY-SA 2.0 / Funchal

Madeira is renowned for its exceptional regional products, a result of the fertile soils and subtropical climate that define the island. At the heart of Funchal, the Mercado dos Lavradores holds a special place, functioning as a vibrant living museum where the freshness, vitality, and tropical essence of the archipelago’s flavours come to life.

Inaugurated on November 24, 1940, the Mercado dos Lavradores has seamlessly integrated into the daily life of the people of Funchal and has become an essential destination for visitors seeking an immersive experience in the lively and joyful atmosphere it exudes.

Designed by Edmundo Tavares, the building reflects typical Estado Novo architecture, emphasizing its intention to serve as the primary supply hub for the city. The façade, main door, and fishmonger’s shop feature large tile panels dating back to 1940 from the Faience Battistini factory, created by João Rodrigues and depicting regional themes, showcasing the artistic and cultural elements of Madeira.

The market’s unique charm is defined by a kaleidoscope of colours, aromas, people, and flavours, making it a distinctive and unforgettable destination. Visitors are invited to discover the Mercado dos Lavradores and immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Madeira’s culinary and cultural heritage.

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Visiting Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmers' Market)


Monday to Thursday: 07:00 – 19:00 | Friday: 07:00 – 20:00 | Saturday: 07:00 – 14:00 | Closed: Sunday

Address: Mercado dos Lavradores, Mercado dos Lavradores, Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 20 minutes

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