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Culture of Funchal. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Funchal Funchal is known primarily as the center of beach and sports facilities. The resort is famous for its luxurious accommodation and stunning beaches. Fans of excursions would also like the city, as there are interesting historical and natural attractions in its immediate vicinity.
The picturesque city with a history covering more than five centuries has a lot of unique and interesting national holidays. The name of Funchal derives from fennel, because several … Open
Among the architectural monuments Palheiro is worth mentioning. The estate was built in the colonial era. Now it is a private property, so the entry into its territory is prohibited. Each day, travelers come to the historical monument to be photographed against the old building and walk around the park embracing an estate.
Palheiro Park is also one of the unique attractions; there is an extensive collection of exotic plants and flowers brought from different parts of the world on its territory. The Jardins Botanicos da Madeira is the main natural attraction of the city. Its collection consists of more than two thousand different plants, among which are very unique and rare species. Parrots are main inhabitants of the beautiful garden; the collection of birds is also very diverse and admirable. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Funchal is a great resort for those who prefer to spend time in the fresh air. There are magnificent beaches and a lot of beautiful places to walk, a number of attractive markets for … Open
One of the oldest buildings in the city is the beautiful Cathedral Se built in the first half of the 16th century. The historic building is located in the heart of the city; it has a very impressive appearance, as rare sorrel basalt was used for its facade.
Funchal, Madeira Sao Tiago Fort also appeals to fans of antiquity; this religious building is located in the immediate vicinity of Funchal. The majestic fortification with walls of bright yellow is situated near the coast. The beautiful castle is one of the most important historical sites of the country.
1.Luxury hotels are situated mainly in the western part of the resort. They feature quite high prices, so it makes sense for budget travelers to pay attention to hotels at other areas. 2. … Open
One of the most unusual excursion sites is the Nun’s Valley. It is the name of the picturesque village located in a mountain gorge not far from Funchal. Miniature houses are located on very steep slopes and it seems that they can fall down at any moment. Among other resort facilities the Santa Clara Monastery and wine museum at the Wine Institute that is popular among fans of fine drinks are worth mentioning.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Funchal and surroundings

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Landmarks of culture on Funchal map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Funchal

Culture guide to Funchal. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Funchal: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Funchal. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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