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Funchal by Leo-Seto⤠@flickr
The view from the Reid
The view from the Reid's Palace in September 2009 towards the Cliff Bay Hotel in Funchal by Uggboy @flickr
Lido Suburb of Funchal
Lido Suburb of Funchal by Capt' Gorgeous @flickr
Botanical Gardens above Funchal, Madeira
Botanical Gardens above Funchal, Madeira by N_Willsey @flickr
Funchal looking down on Sao Martinho
Funchal looking down on Sao Martinho by Andy Hawkins @flickr
Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira by Luisvilla @flickr
Funchal churches
Funchal churches by Capt' Gorgeous @flickr
Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira by Luisvilla @flickr
Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira by Luisvilla @flickr
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Top sigths of Portugal

When describing religious landmarks of the country, we cannot fail to mention the Christ the King statue. It was built in 1959 and is an exact copy of the statue located in Rio de Janeiro. The height of the statue is 28 meters; there is an observation deck near the statue, from which visitors will be able to enjoy it stunning panoramic views of Lisbon. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Funchal

Traditions and mentality of Funchal

Funchal is famous for an abundance of colorful festivals and celebrations that are always visited by a huge number of foreign visitors. Mass festivities are held in the city on the eve of the New Year. Colorful fairs and open-air concerts, plenty of diverse attractions for younger guests and exciting sports events are conducted during Christmas holidays. The most anticipated and exciting event of the New Year is a … Open

Travel guide to Funchal

Madeira’s Botanical Garden is located a short distance from the city center. Currently, it covers an area of about 8 hectares. In total, about 3000 species of plants brought from various countries of the world are represented in the garden. Here, you'll see rare species of azaleas and magnolias, admire slender palm trees and rare species of orchids. The opening of the botanical garden took place in 1960. An … 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

Cuisine and top restaurants

Sweet tooth will appreciate the Opan Carmo cafe, as a selection of pastries and cakes here is very large. Visitors are offered to stay at one of the tables in a cozy light-filled room. Among the most prestigious places the Miramar restaurant is particularly noteworthy; it specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. In addition to classic menu treats, many author’s masterpieces can be found there. A selection of … Open

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

Cultural excursion through Funchal - things to see

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. Sao Tiago Fort also appeals to fans of antiquity; this religious building is located in the immediate vicinity of Funchal. The majestic fortification with … Open

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