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Why Visit Funchal, Madeira Island

Visit beautiful Portugal to get to know more about the Age of Discoveries and follow the trails of Columbus in your own search for the unknown! After exploring the mainland, continue your travel to the beautiful Madeira Island in the Atlantic Ocean. The breathtaking nature, vast cultural heritage, and numerous places of interest in Funchal make up for a perfect getaway indeed, and attract a growing number of tourists each year.

Among the main parts of any Funchal tour are the beautiful botanical gardens. The Madeira Botanical Garden is located on a hill, providing picturesque views over the city, along with numerous beautiful gardens and species of plants. While the Monte Palace Tropical Garden features not only a vast majority of examples of different greenery but also a whole separate section devoted to the flora of Madeira itself. It is actually situated on the site of Quinta Monte Palace, a beautiful mansion right by the upper station of the Monte cable car. As a matter of fact, the cable car is a great way to get a better look at the city, so make sure to try it out and add this activity onto your Funchal itinerary!

Another must-see in the city is the old town and the numerous architectural monuments in it, such as the Corpo Santo Chapel, the Socorro Church, and Rua de Santa Maria, which is considered to be the oldest street in the area. The streets in the old town are narrow and cobbled, lined up along the old authentic buildings, making it a great route for Funchal sightseeing on foot.

As for history lovers and the ones seeking to know more of the place and its culture, there is plenty to see as well. A wide variety of museums, such as the Museu da Quinta das Cruzes, the Madeira Story Center, and the City of Sugar Museum, along with monuments like Funchal's Cathedral, and Convento de Santa Clara will make your Funchal travel an unforgettable experience.

From magnificent mountains to numerous beaches, Madeira has a lot to offer, and its capital Funchal is not an exception.

Best Things to Do in Funchal, Portugal

  • Visit the colorful Madeira Botanical Garden in Funchal
  • Catch the best city views from Quinta Monte Palace and ride a cable car
  • Check out the historic sites like Funchal's Cathedral and Convento de Santa Clara
 

Full of beautiful places, amazing architecture, a lively cultural scene, and lots of delicious things to sample, it is a must-place to put on your bucket list. Are you ready to cross it out yet?

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