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Avenida do Mar

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Address: Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This busy and vibrant boulevard is home to many seafood restaurants and...

This busy and vibrant boulevard is home to many seafood restaurants and outdoor cafes with waterfront views.

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Plenty of variety. At the western end there is a small-boat harbour with a sailing school, and you can book a boat trip. Next, the main port with cruise ships docking and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The main Avenue along the Coast Road back up into the Town areas. You can walk from there to the various sights around Funchal and find your way back to the Buses from return jounies etc.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This newly completed Promenade offers the travller a rest from the hills and climbs one inevtiably gets whilst wandering through Funchal. Located right opposite the Port where the ships dock, you can view the Cruise Liners up close. There are a few shops selling souvenirs as you walk along towards the CR7 Museum, but one of them has a better... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of variety. At the western end there is a small-boat harbour with a sailing school, and you can book a boat trip. Next, the main port with cruise ships docking and a replica of an old sailing ship. There is the Ronaldo Museum there with his statue outside. The remainder is a nice walk with lots of seating which... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here you can stroll or perhaps run along the sea. The community of Funchal has done this to a fantastic place. We have visited Funchal during more than 35 years and we are so impressed. Take a book with you and sit down and relax

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In good weather, this is a delightful area to stroll along. There are some interesting statues along the way and loads of eating, drinking and shopping opportunities. There are good views out to sea and plenty to see, as Funchal has a busy harbour. Also nice views along the coastline, with its stunning sea cliffs.

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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

There are plenty of places to sit and eat an ice cream or snack and watch the world go by, or boats/cruise ships come and go. This is a nice walk along the waterfront.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

One of the major attractions of Madeira is the diversity of walks available to the visitor. The levadas are the most internationally renowned but Funchal itself offers so much and the Avenida do mar is among the best. The work that has been undertaken over the past few years has been monumental and has transformed the whole of the seafront... More 

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Port Dover, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a beautiful and clean promenade that caters to all kinds of people. Those who wish to get their hearts going can either run, race walk, skate or bike on this promenade. Those who prefer a a more relaxing day can just casually stroll along the promenade and enjoy the view. Lots of benches around if you get tired.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We last visited Funchal in Spring 2015 when this water front was a noisy construction site so we were very pleased to see the finished article in October 2016 and we look forward to seeing the planting mature in the coming years. It is a busy waterfront especially when there is a cruise liner in port but there is lots... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This area is perfectly suited to walks day or night. There are several cafes for drinks and snacks. There are activites for children to partake in. The view is spectaculor especially when there are cruise ships docked here. This was one of our highlights for our trip.

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