Funchal

City of rare beauty, where the dwellings appear in harmony with nature, framed in a beautiful setting between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains. In addition to the magnificent natural sites that you can visit, be sure to visit the historical centre, also known as the old. In the years 60, almost all the streets downtown were traffic jams, because it is the meeting place par excellence of the population. Currently, this problem is solved, since most of these streets is closed to traffic. Linger for its narrow streets, absorbing every detail. You will find pleasant pedestrian streets and squares with various terraces and restaurants. For those who love good snacks, Funchal offers some regional dishes, where stands out the beef kebab, fried corn to Madeira, Tuna Steak and corn soup. Finding themselves on the waterfront, one of their specialties could not fail to be the fresh fish. One of the best-known festivals of the region is the Madeira Carnival, at which point, for several days, the imagination and joy reign, taking place three parades: the school parades, the parade of troupes and the so-called Carnival Bumbling. Another party of enormous importance, and perhaps the one that most appeals to tourists, is the end-of-year party, with its famous Fireworks. City associated with tourism for more than a century, the Funchal offers currently hotels and catering for all tastes, from the modern to the typically Madeirans.

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Belmond Reid’s Palace

Funchal

The Belmond Reid's Palace is located on top of a cliff overlooking the Atlantic, stretching in a majestic slope overlooking the Bay and the city of Funchal. Offers the comfort of 35 suites and 128 rooms beautifully decorated and well furnished. The interiors include five restaurants and seating areas, as well as the famous terrace of Reid's tea, overlooking the ...

Carreiros do Monte - Carros de cesto

Funchal

From the Monte come down the basket cars pushed by two Madeiran men dressed with typical clothes. A tradition that goes back to 1849 and turns the most typical transport of the Island in one of the well know tourist attractions.

Casa-Museu Frederico de Freitas

Funchal

Casa Velha do Palheiro

Funchal

Converted into a five-star country hotel located in one of the most beautiful and exotic areas of Madeira Island, the unit has 37 rooms and suites, divided by the garden wing, main building and golf wing, where the decor, elegant, governed by good taste. Visit the old house restaurant or relaxing Haystack Spa.

Casino da Madeira

Funchal

Building drew by the famous architect Óscar Niemeyer, assumed to be the largest amusement centre in Madeira, not only for gambling but also for entertainment and cultural activities. It has a slot machines room with 200 machines and a traditional ...

Choupana Hills Resort & Spa

Funchal

Luxury hotel located on a hill of Funchal. It is a daring complex, decorated by Didier Lefort, author of the Hotel Meridien in Bora Bora. The main materials are stone and wood. The resort has 34 bungalows, built on pillars, 58 deluxe rooms and four suites viewing the Atlantic Ocean and the magnificent gardens around it.

Enotel Lido Resort Conference & Spa - Madeira

Funchal

With an outstanding location on the sunny south coast of Madeira, the Enotel Lido-Conference Resort & SPA-wood is a wonderful seaside resort with 5 star modern services, complemented by a unique hospitality. Formerly called Tivoli Madeira, this hotel offers a welcoming atmosphere and excellent facilities, ensuring guests a relaxing stay, whether you are travelling on business or enjoying a well-deserved ...

Estalagem Quinta da Casa Branca

Funchal

This Inn is placed at the tourist centre of Funchal. From the 43 rooms available, 12 are luxury facilities and two are suites: all equipped with cable TV, direct phone, mini bar and balconies with fabulous views of the mountains ...

Estalagem Quinta Mirabela

Funchal

The construction of Quinta da Mirabela goes back to 1888. It has been recently remodelled, and is now a luxurious Inn preserving the culture patrimony of the history of Madeira. The location is privileged, in a calm area, 2 km ...

Fortaleza de São João Baptista

Funchal

Fortress built probably in 1600, to defend the city from the corsairs’ attacks. It was also a prison and a gunpowder storehouse. In the middle of the XX century it was delivered to the Navy that placed there the Armada Communications Centre.

Fortaleza e Palácio de São Lourenço

Funchal

The name “Palácio de São Lourenço" refers to a monumental set that includes the Fortress, which construction started in the first half of the XVI century and concluded during the Filipino period, and the palace with the noble floor halls ...

Forte de São Tiago

Funchal

Fortress built in the XVII century to protect the city against pirates’ attacks, being enlarged in the XVIII century. It was used with military ends until 1992, year in which it was given to the Regional Government, which turned it ...

Forte do Ilhéu da Pontinha

Funchal

Accordingly to the existent bibliography, facts indicate that this fort was the refuge of Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira, the finders of Madeira, before they reached the archipelago. In one of the extremities it is still possible to see the triangle where the sailors fastened their boats.

Heliatlantis - Turismo em Helicópteros

Funchal

An original way to capture the magnificent landscapes of Madeira Island. The helicopter needs four people (minimum) and good weather conditions to take off. Various circuits take place everyday until sunset. The possibilities are varied, such as 10 minutes at ...

Igreja do Colégio dos Jesuítas/ Igreja de São João Evangelista

Funchal

Church at the Colégio dos Jesuítas (Jesuit College), which is now the Madeira and Católica Universities. It is a mannerist building from the XVII century, with various paintings from the XVII and XVIII centuries inside. The beautiful altar at the ...

Jardim Botânico da Madeira

Funchal

This garden is located at about three kilometres from the centre of Funchal. It has about 2000 vegetal species, including plants that exist only in the Madeira island and in other Atlantic islands such as the Azores, the Canaries and ...

Madeira Magic

Funchal

Thematic Park with a space called “Live Science”. It owns entertainment and pedagogic infrastructures, such as the mini planetarium, auditorium to play three dimensions films and a space dedicated to temporary exhibitions. It also has a 5 thousand square metres ...

Madeira Regency Palace

Funchal

Placed on top of a cliff, the building is placed among tropical gardens, with refined facilities and elegant furniture Portuguese colonial style. It offers 115 rooms and 95 suites, all with large balconies offering a great view of the sea and Cabo Girão.

Marina do Funchal

Funchal

A magnificent bay surrounded by the blue sea and the green mountains, with a dock for boats and a fueling area.

Museu da Quinta das Cruzes

Funchal

Museu de Arte Contemporânea - Fortaleza de Santiago

Funchal

This museum owns a vast collection of contemporary Portuguese art since the 1960s until now, being its initial nucleus the goods of the Plastic Arts Prize of the City of Funchal, an initiative carried out in 1966 and 1967.

Museu de Arte Sacra do Funchal

Funchal

Working at the bishop’s palace, it shows one of the best collections of religious Flemish paintings from the XV and XVI centuries in Portugal. The triptych of São Tiago and São Filipe stands out. The exhibition also displays liturgical clothes, ...

Museu do Vinho / Instituto do Vinho da Madeira

Funchal

Created in 1984, it exhibits materials that tell the story of Madeira wine through centuries. The ethnographic objects, the machinery and the bottling line stand out along with a permanent photographic exhibition.

Parque de Santa Catarina

Funchal

Green area with about 36000 m2, offering a dazzling view of Funchal. It has a lagoon with a small Island, where ducks and swans live, for aviaries and some sculptures devoted to various personalities.

Parque Ecológico do Funchal

Funchal

Leisure space where environment educational actions take place aiming to preserve the natural patrimony. Here have been seen over 30 species of birds and the flora is quite varied, with the endemic species standing out. It has five backup houses, ...

Passeios de Balão de Ar Quente

Funchal

This balloon with 30 seats goes up to 150 metres to view the city bay. During 15 minutes, you may admire beautiful sights. It is a place of great tourist interest because it has a museum next to the departure ...

Pestana Carlton Madeira

Funchal

Placed in a cliff, it offers a magnificent view o the sea and is only 10 minutes away (on foot) from the city centre. It has 328 rooms, all with balcony or terrace and a lift with direct access to the beach. It own various restaurants and bars, offers live music and conditions to practice various sports.

Pestana Casino Park

Funchal

The hotel, dawned by the Brazilian architect Óscar Niemeyer, is on top of a cliff viewing the Funchal harbour. The space is luxurious, offering great fittings and professional service. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens with trees and plants of the Island. It owns various restaurants, bars, leisure areas and equipments to practice several sports.

Pestana Grand

Funchal

Placed over the Ponta da Cruz cliff, Pestana Grand Hotel offers a fenomenal view of the Atlantic Ocean and Cabo Girão. It gives access to a walkway, offering guests lovely walks by the sea. It is a memorable circuit, especially in the evening, at sunset. From many possible activities you may enjoy sauna, fitness centre, spa & well being centre, ...

Photographia Museu Vicentes

Funchal

The museum Photographia Vicentes is based in the collection of the atelier founded in 1845, with a department of emulsified glasses unique in the world. It is placed in the former photographic studio of Vicente Gomes da Silva, built in ...

Poças do Gomes / Doca do Cavacas

Funchal

Seaside area with some natural pools in the rocks. It has direct access to the clear waters sea. It has curious tunnel dug out on the rocks giving access to Praia Formosa.

Poças do Governador / Complexo Balnear da Ponta Gorda

Funchal

Seaside area with two adult pools and one for children, sea access, sand fields to practice sports, playground and first aid sickberth. It is located at the promenade Lido-Praia Formosa.

Porto Santa Maria

Funchal

In the heart of the historic centre of Funchal, the luxurious and sophisticated Hotel Puerto de Santa Maria is located in the place where the most important naval dockyard of the island. Resort style, with nice atmosphere and care and ...

Praia da Barreirinha

Funchal

Beach located in the old town area, right next to the São Tiago Fortress. It is a seaside complex with pool and access to the sea, with good conditions for visitors and certified water with Blue Flag. It has locker ...

Praia do Lido

Funchal

This beach is probably the most well know seaside complex of Madeira Island. It has two slat water pools, renewed every day, as well as sea access. It also has several infra-structures such as playground, ping-pong tables, diving centre, toboggan, shop, locker rooms, WC, umbrellas, settees and lockers among others.

Praia Formosa

Funchal

Beach located ten minutes away by car from Funchal city centre. It has two small beaches of sand and one with shingles, called Arieiro. It has Blue flag and is watched by a team of lifeguards. It is an attractive ...

Praia Nova - Funchal

Funchal

Sand beach at the Praia Formosa. It has a playground, three healthcare assistance posts, sports area, restaurants and bars.

Quinta da Bela Vista

Funchal

Farm located 3km away from the centre of Funchal, with two hectares of gardened area, where is this manor house. It is a space where tranquillity and luxury rule, with 89 comfortable and well decorated rooms. The gardens invite you ...

Quinta das Vistas Palace Gardens Hotel

Funchal

This Inn is surrounded by 12000 m2 of gardens and centenary trees, in one idyllic atmosphere. The gardens are extensively treated by sections and have a mini golf track of 9 holes and a levada (water course), as well as two small lakes. Each of the 63 rooms, 3 junior suites, 4 luxury suites and 1 presidential suite offer private ...

Quinta do Monte Panoramic Gardens

Funchal

Placed in the picturesque parish of Monte, the Inn is only a few minutes away from the place where the basket cars going down takes place. It has 42 rooms, all with private balcony and views of the lovely gardens around it. The restaurant offers traditional dishes and the chapel is dated from 1936, built in homage to Nossa Senhora ...

Quinta Jardins do Lago

Funchal

The Inn Jardins do Lago is placed on top of a hill that surrounds the city of Funchal, offering magnificent panoramic views of the sea. It has 31 double rooms, four junior suites and five suites, all with views of ...

Quintinha de São João

Funchal

This Inn is an example of the historic farms of Funchal. Surrounded by a garden with centenary trees, it offers 34 rooms, six suites and three junior suites, all large and separated between living and sleeping areas. The décor is ...

Royal Savoy Madeira

Funchal

With a splendid location, in front of the sea and surrounded by subtropical vegetation, this hotel is luxurious. It offers rooms, suites and penthouses excellently decorated and all with views of the sea. This space offers various services such as pools, restaurants, bars and terraces. You may also enjoy the many sports and leisure activities taking place around the Island.

Sé Catedral do Funchal

Funchal

This was the first church built in Funchal. It is gothic style, with Manueline and Moorish influences. Ten gothic arches connect the naves and the natural light comes from eight Manueline breaches at the main chapel. At the Santíssimo Chapel, decorated with XVIII and XIX styles, you enjoy a big painting from the XVII century representing the Last Supper. There ...

Teleférico da Madeira

Funchal

Teleferic connecting the low area of Funchal to the Monte, a tour greatly appreciated by tourists. It is possible to enjoy amazing panoramic views and visit various gardens and interest points of Monte, as well as enjoy the beauty of ...

The Cliff Bay

Funchal

This nice hotel has privileged location, less than 2km away from the city centre and over the Funchal bay. It has direct access to the sea and offer magnificent views. The facilities are of great quality, with about 200 rooms, all very well equipped. The infrastructures and the services are varied, and you may choose among sports activities, walks along ...

The Vine

Funchal

Luxurious and sophisticated Hotel, designed by architect Ricardo Bofill and João Francisco Caires, located in Funchal's historic city centre, close to the marina and the Cathedral of Funchal. It features a rooftop pool, vinotherapy SPA and a gourmet restaurant overlooking ...

Troço da Antiga Muralha do Funchal

Funchal

This defensive wall ended by the São Tiago Fortress, with a door giving access to the sea, from which there are still some remains in the access to São tiago beach. With the construction of Campo Dom Carlos I, the ...

VidaMar Resorts Madeira

Funchal

The CS Madeira Atlantic Resort & Sea SPA is now VidaMar Resort. Changed the name, but space continues to offer all the conditions that the designation Resort implies. Overlooking the sea and unavoidable presence on the South coast of the island, the hotel is only five minutes from Funchal city centre and 18 km from the international airport of Madeira. ...

Zona Marginal do Funchal

Funchal

Very pleasant spot, with some green areas crossed by paths surrounded with palm trees and some statues. It is ideal for a walk and to rest in one of the garden benches along the waterside.