Funchal’s famous Farmer’s Market (The Mercado dos Lavradores) was opened on the 24th of November 1940. It was designed by Edmundo Tavares (1892-1983).

Still today the market serves the purpose for which it was created. Full of vibrant colours, smells and flavours. Located over two floors, you are welcomed by the Ladies selling flowers at the entrance, walk a bit further and you then step into the centre square, where the true heart of the market can be seen.

Sellers approaching to offer you local delicacies like the Flavoured Maracujas (Passion Fruits), Dragon Fruits, Anona (Custard Apples) and so much more…

For those willing to venture all the way to the back of the Market you then find the Fish Market. The strong fishy smell enters your nostrils as you enter this area. Here you find a wide selection of Fresh Fish caught off the coast of Madeira.

Special mention should be made of the Espada (Black Scabbard Fish) which is a very popular dish on the island. As well as the variety of Tunas amongst others.

Location & Opening Hours

Located at: Rua Brigadeiro Oudinout 9060-158 Funchal

Openng Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 08:00-19:00

Friday: 07:00-20:00

Saturday: 07:00-14:00

Sundays & Public Holidays: CLOSED

Opening Hours can very with the current Covid Pandemic*