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Great Marketplace of the Best of Madeira's Banquet

The fresh fish market is extensive, and fun. Vendors will describe their catch and you can watch... read more

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Lots to look at, but beware!

This is a fascinating market with gorgeous displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables, not to... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
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“Great Marketplace of the Best of Madeira's Banquet”
13 Jan 2018
“Lots to look at, but beware!”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Rua da Praca, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-166, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fresh fish market is extensive, and fun. Vendors will describe their catch and you can watch them slice and prepare the cuts. The flower and vegetable market is very large and busy too. Again, there are an incredible variety of items, with friendly vendors....More

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 13 January 2018

This is a fascinating market with gorgeous displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables, not to mention the very interesting fish market on the bottom floor. However, beware of the ‘freebies!’ Lots of stall vendors will be very willing to give you a sample of fruit...More

Thank Fanoulla
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Nice market with a very nice outdoor play area for kids up to 8 years. It has a nearby cafe for parents to relax while kids run around in a gated playground with new play equipment.

Thank Job D
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Unlike the much larger market in Funchal, no one bothered us and we were free to wander around and enjoy looking at everything. Lovely mural on walls inside and out.

Thank louiseholistic
Reviewed 20 October 2017

this is a excellent place to visit - either just to look at what is available or to buy if you are staying locally the fruit and veg are very fresh and not expensive. the fish is very good but if you want fish you...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 4 October 2017

best fish market i have ever been too , so clean - ALL fresh , reasonable priced and will too sell smaller quanties as we only wanted a few for a BBQ

Thank Frannyhiggins
Reviewed 20 September 2017

It was such a joy to see all the fresh produce on display in this little place, including vegetables, salads and lots of freshly caught fish. Perfect if you have somewhere to barbecue in the open. Well attended by locals and tourists alike. We liked...More

Thank joolia
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Just as in "Mercado dos Lavradores" in Funchal, beware of pocketpickers, thiefs and other colleagues. It's full of them! Same for fruit sellers in the street. I bought 1,8Kg "espada" in Mercado de Santa Cruz, for 7 Eur/Kg (3,99 Eur/Kg in Pingo Doce). I was...More

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I went there to purchase "espada", the typical Madeira fish. Very good and fresh at a very reasonable price. I also found out that I could also take some "lapas" and sort of fish. Very good and fresh vegetables and fruits are also available at...More

Thank FACaldeira
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Nice market with unique flowers , plants & fruits exhibted - sold , also has a large Fish market where fishermen bring their catch . Certainly worth visiting if your in the area

Thank Jose D
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