Funchal

Funchal is a city associated with tourism for more than a century. It currently offers hotel and restaurant units for all tastes, from modern to typically Madeira units. In addition to the magnificent natural sites that you can visit, be sure to also visit the historical centre, also known as Zona Velha. You will find pleasant pedestrian streets and squares with various terraces and restaurants. For those who love good snacks, Funchal offers some tasty regional dishes, from which stand out the espetada de carne de vaca (beef kebab), milho frito à madeirense (snacks of fried corn flour), bife de atum (tuna steak) and sopa de trigo (wheat soup with pork meat and black-eyed peas). The main events in the region, and those that attract the most tourists, are the Madeira Carnival and the end of the year party, with its famous fireworks.

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Where to eat in Funchal

Where to sleep in Funchal

Les Suites at Cliff Bay PortoBay
Les Suites at Cliff Bay PortoBay

5 star

Localizado no topo de um promontório, ao lado do Hotel The Cliff Bay, este boutique hotel resulta da recuperação de duas casas centenárias. Dispõe de uma pisci…

Pestana Carlton Madeira
Pestana Carlton Madeira

5 star

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 ter…

The Vine
The Vine

5 star

Luxurious and sophisticated Hotel, designed by architect Ricardo Bofill and João Francisco Caires, located in Funchal's historic city centre, close to the mari…

Near Funchal

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz


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Ribeira Brava

Ribeira Brava


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