Things to see and do - Funchal
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Funchal : Michelin's recommendations
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 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 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 Das Hortas, 35 P - 9050-024 Funchal
Hotel Sirius features a rooftop terrace offering panoramic views of Funchal’s picturesque city centre. It has free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and offers spacious accommodation with private balconies. The rooms at Sirius Hotel are decorated with parq..
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 Bela São Tiago 70 P - 9060-400 Funchal
Rua dos Aranhas 27-A, centro comercial Dolce Vita P - 9000-044 Funchal
This restaurant is on the hotel's rooftop, next to the pool, with a reasonably modern interior and good views. Contemporary cuisine, which is more ambitious in the evening.
Av. do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 50 P - 9060-190 Funchal
Rua Imperatriz D. Amélia 69 P - 9000-018 Funchal
Welcoming and with lots of personality, Casa Velha is particularly popular in the evening thanks to its terrace teeming with exuberant vegetation. Honest, traditional cooking, which includes personal recommendations from the chef.
Rua da Alfândega 135 P - 9000-059 Funchal
This rustic restaurant with character and charm combines stone, wood and modern art in its decor. A contemporary take on traditional cuisine.