Funchal is the capital city of the island of Madeira, Portugal. The nearest neighbouring cities are Santa Cruz and Câmara de Lobos.
Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in Funchal
The Jardins Do Palheiro and the Madeira Botanical Gardens are well worth a visit, because they show you the full beauty of Madeira's green landscapes. Other popular tourist attractions are the Mercado Dos Lavradores (a daily market), the Santa Clara Convent, São Lourenço Palace, Sé Cathedral and Colegio Church.
Family Days out in Funchal
The Madeira Story Centre, Madeira Magic and Santana Theme Park are exciting places to visit with children in Funchal. Hotels in Madeira are generally child friendly and very welcoming to families. Many of them offer kids clubs or babysitting-services.
Sport in Funchal
Visitors who are not afraid of high altitudes can take a paragliding flight over Madeira for unique views of the green island. Surfing, scuba diving, tennis, squash, riding and levada walking are popular activities in Funchal. The Palheiro Golf course and the Santo da Serra Golf Club in Funchal are ideal locations for your golfing holidays in Madeira!
Shopping in Funchal
In Funchal, you will find uncountable shops and boutiques selling literally everything - from local food to international designer clothes. Regional handicrafts include embroidery and wicker baskets, bags, trays and furniture. The Farmer's Market in Funchal is a must during your stay in Funchal. Shopping centres and malls in Funchal include the Dolce Vita, Forum Madeira, Madeira Shopping, Marina Shopping and Arcadas de São Francisco.
Nightlife in Funchal
Funchal has a range of bars, pubs, clubs, cafés, discotheques and even a casino. Popular nightlife venues are Moynihans, FX Bar, Kool, The Chameleon, Copacabana, O Molhe, Marginal, Jam and Vespas.
Transport in Funchal
Madeira International Airport (FNC) is located in Funchal offers frequent flights to and from Madeira.
Cruise ships also take you to Madeira and a ferry ships you to Portimão (Algarve) once a week.
Madeira has an extensive bus system which transports you across the island.
Official Tourism Office for Funchal
Avenida Arriaga Tourist Office
Avenida Arriaga, 16
Monumental Lido Tourist Office
Monumental Lido Shopping Centre
Estrada Monumental, 284