Things to see and do - Funchal
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In a remarkable spot, the island’s capital is a great place for walks between sea and mountain and has many viewpoints from which to admire it. The centre includes fine avenues, a cathedral built by the Knights of the Order of Christ in the late 15C, many museums, in particular the Decorative Arts Museum (Quinta das Cruzes) which includes some fine furniture. A pleasurable stroll around the beautiful gardens on the west side of town is the perfect way to conclude an exploration of Funchal.
Tourist attractions Funchal : Things to see and do
P - 9000 Funchal
After pasing the church of São Martinho, there is a fine view from Pico dos Barcelos over Funchal, Santo António and São Martinho. By the River Socorridos, there is a good view of its gorge. Then the route heads into the valley (fine panorama of its ..
Calçada do Pico 1 P - 9000 Funchal
Once the home of city founder Zarco, this quinta is now a decorative arts museum, exhibiting 16C Portuguese furniture, and 18C-19C English furniture. In the last room is a 15C Flemish reredos depicting the Nativity. The house sits in a botanical gard..
Caminho de Quinta do Palheiro 32 P - 9000 Funchal
This vast establishment incorporating a hotel, smart restaurant and golf club sits in a fine English-style park traversed by avenues planted with camelias. Over 3 000 species feature, and it is pleasant to wander among its remarkable exotic trees and..
Rua Bela S. Tiago Nº 70 P - 9060-400 Funchal
Offering panoramic views of Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean, Quinta S. Tiago features an outdoor heated pool surrounded by tropical gardens. It offers a wellness centre 10 metres from Barreirinha Beach. The elegant rooms at Hotel Quinta Bela come wit..
Rua Do Carmo 20 P - 9050-019 Funchal
Situated in the historic centre of Funchal, this hotel is a 2-minute walk from Santa Clara Monastery and the Monte Palace Tropical Garden. It offers 24-hour front desk service and air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms at Hotel Do Centro have simple woo..
Rua das Hortas 4C P - 9050-024 Funchal
Located in the heart of Funchal, the 4-star Hotel Windsor offers modern rooms. On the roof top there is a bar, a solarium and an outdoor pool overlooking the city centre. Windsor Hotel’s rooms are decorated in neutral colours and feature wooden furn..
Rua Imperatriz D. Amélia 69 P - 9000-018 Funchal
Attractive, classic-style, establishment on two floors. Acceptable facilities and discreet table service.
Rua dos Aranhas 27-A, centro comercial Dolce Vita P - 9000-044 Funchal
A restaurant on the hotel roof terrace, next to the swimming pool. Bright, modern interior featuring high quality furnishings and table settings, glass floors and a taste for synthetic materials. The menu is very much contemporary in feel and influen..
Estrada Monumental 147 P - 9004-532 Funchal
This restaurant has an attractive glass-fronted wine cellar in the entrance hall-bar, a dining room on two levels with an elegant classic-cum-contemporary ambience, and an attractive terrace. It offers cuisine with a distinctly modern feel with a foc..
Rua Imperatriz D. Amélia 83 P - 9000-018 Funchal
Same owner as the Casa Velha restaurant. A split-level dining area, nicely kept and decorated to give an inviting atmosphere.
Rua Bela São Tiago 70 P - 9060-400 Funchal
Rua Portão São Tiago (Forte de São Tiago) P - 9060-250 Funchal
As its name would suggest, this restaurant is located inside the fort, alongside its walls. Internationally inspired cuisine with a contemporary touch. The collection of vintage cars here is even at the disposal of guests!