Shopping in Madeira

Mercado dos Lavradores
Place: Madeira
Photo: João Paulo
Photo: João Paulo

After delighting in Nature’s greenery and the blue of the sea, and in between visits to colourful typical villages, you’ll feel like taking home a piece of this paradise.

A memorable holiday that deserves lively mementoes.

Strolling along the streets of Funchal, bedecked with beautiful cobbled pavements, you will find a great variety of shops, from the major Portuguese and international names to shops selling regional items which you can buy as small souvenirs of your trip.

For a revitalising pause to recover your strength, there’s nothing better than settling down comfortably on one of the city centre’s terraces for a regional fruit juice.

Continuing your stroll, visit the Madeira Embroidery Museum and of course use the opportunity to buy a piece. From small handkerchiefs to the beautiful, traditional tablecloths, every piece is a true work of art.

After tasting the delicious Madeira Wine in one of the many wine cellars and shops scattered around town, you will not be able to resist buying at least one bottle to take home with you.

Wicker items are available in Funchal and all over the Island, but they are produced in Camacha, where you’ll find the widest selection of wicker articles in all shapes and sizes.

Madeira’s flowers, such as orchids, strelitzias, proteas and flamingo flowers, are the souvenir of choice of many tourists. They can be purchased anywhere, in the city market or in florist shops. The city market, known as the Farmers’ Market, is another must. This is a real trading hub for regional products, from exotic fruits, vegetables and fish to flowers, wickerwork, tapestries and the famous botas de vilão (traditional handmade boots).

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