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Printable maps of Funchal

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Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Funchal

1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Funchal with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.

Railway and landscape maps of Funchal area

This Funchal map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Funchal and surroundings

Portugal - moving around the country

You can book a taxi in the cities. When traveling out of town, you will have to pay not only for the kilometers it takes to get there, but also for the trip back to the place of departure of the taxi. At night, the tariff increases by at least 20 percent. In Portugal, it is customary to leave tips for taxi drivers, at least 10 percent of the cost of the trip. You will also have to pay for the overall cargo. Lovers of sea transport can enjoy themselves by traveling by ferry to coastal regions and towards the islands of Portugal. There are also cruise liners, yachts and boats. If there is a need to quickly reach the islands, it is better to use air transport. … Open

Overview of festivals and celebrations in Portugal

The main holidays of the year are Christmas and Easter which are traditionally celebrated with family, relatives and closest friends. The Portuguese certainly participate in divine service, and then lovingly decorate the table with an abundance of local dishes and alcoholic beverages. On the night before Christmas, the Portuguese participate in religious worship. This is accompanied by a well prepared meal laid in the temple. In all houses, traditional fish dishes, as well as dishes from turkey are eaten for dinner. Celebrations are never complete without all sorts of baked desserts and sweet rolls. There is also the compulsory visitation of relatives which is accompanied by exchanges of gifts. … Open

Photogallery of Funchal sights

Our guide to Funchal

Attractions and active leisure

The beach is equipped to a high standard; it has repeatedly won prestigious awards for high environmental performance. In addition to many sporting venues and welcoming restaurants, there are several play areas for children on the beach. A perfect holiday destination for the whole family is the pool complex Ponta Gorda. It has great leisure facilities for both adults and youngest visitors. The main beach is … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Funchal is pleased to offer its guests a wide range of dining places for every taste and budget. Among local restaurants and cafes there are quite original places, such as Cantinho dos Amigos. Its main distinguishing feature is a tiny hall with just a few tables, but the restaurant's menu is pretty extensive. Interesting entrees and fresh salads, meat and fish dishes, desserts and soft drinks are served at reasonable … Open

Traditions and mentality of Funchal

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 centuries ago it grew in abundance in the coastal zone, which has attracted the first settlers. One of the main distinguishing features of a modern resort is a high level of environmental performance; locals have managed to keep unique … Open

Travel guide to Funchal

Nowadays, the Wine Museum is located in one of the centuries-old wineries. Its exposition is really varied. You can see the old equipment that was used to make wine in the 17th century, documents, and plenty of old stuff, more or less connected with the history of winemaking. There is the opportunity for museum visitors to visit the tasting room, and try the most popular wines from local factories. Madeira’s … Open

Advices for travellers

5. Shoppers should definitely pay attention to a variety of accessories decorated with handmade embroidery. They remain among the most popular souvenirs for tourists; tablecloths and bed linen of local production are of high quality and look simply irresistible. 6. No less popular souvenir is local wine; you can buy it in special stores and at local markets. Many tourists prefer shopping in the elite shop located … Open

Cultural excursion through Funchal - things to see

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 … Open - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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