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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.

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Tourist attractions Funchal : Things to see and do

  • 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 ..

  • Quinta das Cruzes Recommended Recommended

    1 Calçada do Pico 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..

  • Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro Recommended Recommended

    32 Caminho da Quinta do Palheiro 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..

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Hotels Funchal

  • Hotel Do Centro Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Rua Do Carmo 20 P - 9050-019 Funchal

    Prix Prices from : 49 €

    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..

  • ARTS IN Hotel Conde Carvalhal Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Rua Conde De Carvalhal, 53 P - 9060-011 Funchal

    Prix Prices from : 48 €

    This beautifully restored Madeiran mansion is only 750 metres from Funchal's Old Town and has scenic views of the area. The air-conditioned rooms of this bed and breakfast have flat-screen TVs. Bright, modern furnishings and wooden floors are featur..

  • Hotel do Carmo

    Travessa do Rego, 10 P - 9050-018 Funchal

    Do Carmo offers a rooftop pool with views of Funchal and the Atlantic. It is located close to the Funchal Cathedral, the old town and the marina. There is a billiards room for lazy afternoons. Do Carmo Hotel’s guest rooms have a 60’s furniture and d..

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Restaurants Funchal

  • Arsenal Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Av. do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 50 P - 9060-190 Funchal

  • Uva Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Casa Velha Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Quinta Bela São Tiago Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Rua Bela São Tiago 70 P - 9060-400 Funchal

  • Il Gallo d'Oro Top class comfort restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Armazém Do Sal Comfortable restaurant 

    Rua da Alfândega 135 P - 9000-059 Funchal

    A rustic-style property with lots of character and charm thanks to the combination of traditional wood and stone and modern art on display. A contemporary take on traditional cuisine.

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