Historic Center of Funchal
Historic Center of Funchal
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A visit to the historic centre is a nice place for a stroll. We were on a cruise and walked up from the harbour, past CR7s statue, into a small park. past a monument , a nice roundabout then you are there. There are the municipal gardens on your left , restaurants, the Bank area with is statue and the Church. Pleasant recommended.
Written 23 March 2024
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nonedicky
none140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Attractive town, everywhere walkable traffic can be bad. Plenty of places to eat and drink but best avoided if the cruise ships in.
Written 18 March 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is where we spent our day from our cruise ship. Very walkable, some up slopes. Churches, the big market, lots of places to eat and drink. Madeira wine tasting, places to shop and bank. Lots of people around. Gardens. Plus historic buildings.
Written 19 September 2023
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The historic center of Funchal is a lovely jewel.
We enjoyed exploring this beautiful small town with its coastline.
Written 25 May 2023
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Paul H
Bournemouth, UK1,646 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The historical center of Funchal is really beautiful, be it the churches, cathedrals, banks, governmental offices, squares, and even the street surfaces (mosaic like). And the side streets too, e.g. Rua Carreira at night with its restaurants and 19th century buildings and street lighting.
Written 27 April 2023
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,310 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Apparently it once was a city itself, it's now an area of picturesque streets, with handcraft shops set up in small houses where families used to live. Really it's a must to see if in the area.
Written 23 March 2023
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johnnymac2017
Kilmacolm, UK1,159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The historic centre is a must see when in Funchal.

It is full of interesting old buildings and quaint architecture, with endless places to eat all vying with each other to drag you into their establishment.

You never know what you will encounter next as you wander about the streets and alleyways.
Written 2 June 2022
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Peter R
Dartford, UK1,244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Our first look at the town of Funchal was from the top of one of the hop on/off buses. Having orientated ourselves we then set off on foot around the town. The streets were very clean even around the many outdoor markets. As you would expect there many outdoor restaurants and beautiful garden with lots of small alleyways to explore
Written 30 November 2021
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jrdh
641 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
The historic centre is a great place to wonder round - lots of very interesting architecture, streets clean and can find lots of activity and restaurants if you wish my choosing certain streets - otherwise some of the back streets are nice and quiet and good to just wonder round in the evenings.
Written 15 September 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is my favorite area in Madeira, the absolute center of the old town, full of life and things to see. Great places to eat and drink. Quite a few tourist spots. Go tasting!
Written 30 November 2019
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