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Funchal - The Largest City in Madeira

9000-040 Funchal City center: 2.2 km
Dbl. from 65.00EUR
8.1
9060-011 Funchal City center: 2 km
Dbl. from 64.00EUR
9050-024 Funchal City center: 2 km
Dbl. from 22.00EUR
8.9
9050-074 Funchal City center: 1 km
Dbl. from 30.00EUR
7.8
9060-040 Funchal City center: 0.5 km
Dbl. from 27.00EUR
8.9
9004-535 Funchal City center: 2 km
Dbl. from 46.00EUR
7.2
9000-022 Funchal City center: 2.2 km
Dbl. from 60.00EUR
7.5
9000-576 Funchal City center: 4.6 km
Dbl. from 253.00EUR
4.4
9054-512 Funchal City center: 0 km
Dbl. from 66.00EUR
8.2
9004-539 Funchal City center: 2.8 km
Dbl. from 82.00EUR
4.5
9050-019 Funchal City center: 1.9 km
Dbl. from 35.00EUR
9004-535 Funchal City center: 2.9 km
Dbl. from 63.00EUR
9000-250 Funchal City center: 3.8 km
Dbl. from 90.00EUR
9000-100 Funchal City center: 3 km
Dbl. from 75.00EUR
9000-026 Funchal City center: 0.2 km
Dbl. from 46.00EUR
7.4
9000-103 Funchal City center: 4.1 km
Dbl. from 103.00EUR
9000-046 Funchal City center: 2 km
Dbl. from 50.00EUR
9000-100 Funchal City center: 3 km
Dbl. from 212.00EUR
9000-098 Funchal City center: 2.5 km
Dbl. from 111.00EUR
9000-022 Funchal City center: 1 km
Dbl. from 360.00EUR
9004-513 Funchal City center: 2.1 km
Dbl. from 103.00EUR
6.1
9000-113 Funchal City center: 1.6 km
Dbl. from 63.00EUR
9004-532 Funchal City center: 2.6 km
Dbl. from 214.00EUR
9004-538 Funchal City center: 3.2 km
Dbl. from 46.00EUR
9004-530 Funchal City center: 3.7 km
Dbl. from 105.00EUR
Once an important shipping center in the 15th century, it is now considered one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal. It gets its name from the abundance of fennel found on this tourist island, and much of its original wealth comes from the Madeira sugar cane known as "white gold." Its comfortable temperatures, renowned wines, and unique crafts make it a premier tourist destination connecting both the old and new world cultures. Visitors enjoy an easy time with walkable streets and 111, 000 friendly locals who are ready to offer a smile and a helping hand.

Location: Inside the Coastal Valley

Funchal's geography on the south coast of Madeira Island is quite unique, featuring a valley perfectly shaped to create a natural amphitheater. The gentle slopes at the coast once provided the perfect shelter for early settlers. The Savage Islands are also a part of the municipality, a group of islands turned into a large nature reserve. Its subtropical climate provides almost steady temperatures year round.

Culture: Culinary Experiences and Folklore Music

There is no lack of different choices for food and libations in this capital city. With the coast offering fish of all kinds, such as White Marlin and Spearfish, local dishes contain some of the best cooked fish around. Pastries also contain local ingredients, including molasses. Wine is locally made with a choice of sweet or dry. Music is very popular with locals too, using unique instruments, such as the machete and rajão. Catholic faith is deeply rooted here, and the Holy Trinity Church is one of the island’s most popular churches.

Activities: Sports, Unique Tours, and Gardens

Watching sports, such as surfing, basketball, and football is a major pastime in Funchal with many playing recreationally as well. World-famous football player Cristiano Ronaldo was born in this very city. Golf has become a popular way to relax and unwind for guests. For those who want to tour the city, there are some fun options. Paragliding through the mountains can be exhilarating, and cable cars allow for a view from above as well. Another huge draw is the many botanical gardens that visitors frequent. A daytrip to the UNESCO Natural Site Laurisilva Forest, some 30 kilometers north of Funchal, should be on the itinerary of any visitor to the “Flower Island.”