A memorable place like Funchal must be admired from its fantastic viewpoints such as Pico dos Barcelos, Pináculo or Miradouro das Neves.
Tiles in Madeira
The splendour of tile art is not only found in mainland Portugal but also in Madeira and the Azores Archipelagos, where beautiful examples from various eras and styles may still be found.
Walking throughout the city of Funchal, I would like to call your attention to our pavements.
The Cathedral of Funchal, considered to be one of the masterpieces of Manueline art in Madeira , was built by order of king Manuel I and was consecrated in 1514.
The famous Monte toboggan wicker sledges, are one the most picturesque means of transportation in the world.
Jesuits Church (Society of Jesus)
In the 16th century, the arrival of French corsairs (Calvinists) and Jesuits (Catholics) changed Madeira.
Quinta Jardins do Lago Gardens
Keen on tropical plants? Then this is the garden for you in Madeira!
Palheiro Gardens, also known as Blandy Gardens since the Blandy family acquired the property in 1885, is one of the most beautiful gardens and largest private “Quinta”, estate on the island of Madeira.
Monte Palace Tropical Gardens
The Monte Palace Tropical Gardens is located 5 km from the centre of Funchal, in a village called Monte.
Saint Lawrence Fortress and Palace
Among the uncountable things to do and to see in Funchal, the remarkable Palácio de São Lourenço (Saint Lawrence Fortress) – 16 -17th century – is worth a visit.
Frederico de Freitas Museum. Why is it a must?
If you love art this is the place. Also known as ” Casa da Calçada” House Museum, here you will learn about the history of a lawyer who donated all his collections to the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
The Museum of Sacred Art
A unique experience in a relatively small museum, that is right in the heart of Funchal.
Outdoor Art in Funchal, Madeira
Are you staying for a week or just a couple of hours in Funchal, the capital city of Madeira? Don’t miss out a very pleasant walk in the Rua de Santa Maria (Santa Maria Street), and you will see an authentic art gallery, lovely street art.
Alice: “This is impossible“. The Mad Hatter: “Only if you believe it is“. Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Situated at Pico dos Frias, 111.5 metres above sea level, this Fortress, which was completed in the second half of the 17th century
Museum “Universo de Memórias João Carlos Abreu”
If you are looking for something completely different, look no further.
New Year’s Eve
Tic tac, tic, tac … 00:00.
“Mercado dos Lavradores” an old building with lots of activity and charm.
Belmond Reid’s Palace & Afternoon Tea
Belmond Reid’s Palace is a historic hotel located on a cliff-top overlooking the Bay of Funchal.
Madeira Hand Embroidery
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit an embroidery factory in the centre of our capital, Funchal, and understand the reason why embroidery is one of the most valuable treasures of Madeira.
Blandy’s Wine Lodge
The Blandy’s Wine Lodge once part of a 17th century Franciscan Monastery, bought in 1836 by the Blandy’s family, is an excellent wine show place.
What’s on in December?
Come out and explore Funchal and Madeira! Find everything on our events calendar, from festivals and seasonal events, to workshops and concerts.