Funchal

Funchal city breaks

What do you get when you mix flower-jewelled gardens, heritage-stamped landmarks and the sleekest of cocktail joints? Fabulous Funchal, that’s what. Let us whisk you away on a city break that gives ‘wild card’ a whole new meaning thanks to the lush levada walking trails that swirl the surrounding hillsides. Throw in quirky street art, local foodie treats and a calendar jam-packed with exciting events, and you’ll soon fall for Funchal’s charm. And if all that wasn’t enough, Madeira’s captivating capital just so happens to be beachside too. Need we say more? 
Kaleidoscopic colours

Kaleidoscopic colours

Yes, Funchal city breaks are a floral fan’s fantasy, but it isn’t just the fabulous flowers that give this place its colours. Explore the chess-board-like squares, marvel at monochrome buildings and take in the terracotta rooftops, all from the comfort of a cable car! And check out the painted doors project!

Amazing museums

Amazing museums

Dodge the midday sun with a spot of museum hopping. With no fewer than 15 to choose from, you’re sure to find one that’s especially of interest. Football, films, art, wine, even 3D art – there are spots dedicated to all sorts of amazing topics. So, where’s first?

Beach trips and lido dips

Beach trips and lido dips

Pitch up at the pebbled plots of Praia do Gorgulho and Praia de Sao Tiago or take the short drive to Praia Formosa Beach for black sands and a promenade potter. Like to stay local? Funchal also has its very own lido – how cool is that!

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Funchal City, Funchal

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  • Located in the resort centre
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Afternoon tea at Belmond Reid's Palace

Afternoon tea at Belmond Reid's Palace

Funchal

Traditional afternoon tea served on a clifftop terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean – Belmond Reid’s Palace is a must-visit. Fresh scones, dainty sandwiches, sumptuous pastries and special blend...
Madeira Flower Festival

Madeira Flower Festival

Funchal

Experience Madeira in bloom and celebrate spring as parades, markets and exhibitions take over the island between May and June. The Float Parade, held since 1979, is a true spectacle. You’ll see hundreds...
Madeira Flower Festival

Madeira Flower Festival

Funchal

Experience Madeira in bloom and celebrate spring as parades, markets and exhibitions take over the island between May and June. The Float Parade, held since 1979, is a true spectacle. You’ll see hundreds...

Language

Portuguese

Currency

Euro

Time difference

Same as UK

Cost of a beer

£1.80

Three course meal

£22.20

Three-day travel pass

£10

Sightseeing
Funchal’s pretty paved streets are a marvel in themselves, but if charming churches and fabulous forts are your sort of thing, then this city’s sights will delight. Bit of a botanical buff? We can’t think of a better place for you. There are more gardens than you can shake a rake at around these parts!
Eating and drinking
Ooh la la! Feel fancy in Funchal with afternoon tea at Belmond Reid’s Palace. As well as cute-as-can-be sarnies, dainty cakes and a refreshing cuppa, you’ll also get some seriously impressive views. Into your seafood? Menus across the city are sure to catch your eye. And don’t miss a spot of wine tasting. When it comes to nightlife, the Old Town’s as cosmo as they come.
Shopping
Name a better way to while away a morning than at a farmer’s market? Mercado dos Lavradores ticks the box for atmosphere, colour, variety and vibe with its dramatic displays of fantastic fruit and veg. Fashion fans, La Vie shopping centre could be more your style. There are heaps of independent boutiques and speciality shops too.
Getting around
Hop on a bus, explore by foot, or take the cable car. Wait, what? That’s right, Funchal’s got a cable car that can whizz up to the mountaintop village of Monte for some of the best views of Funchal going! Check out the harbour and admire Madeira’s capital in all its sun-kissed glory.
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