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The capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira is a beautiful city on the southern coast offering beaches, historic buildings and marine wildlife adventures. 

With houses built on the side of a hill, an attractive bay and a mountainous backdrop, Funchal has one of Portugal’s most beautiful settings. The coastal city is the capital of the island of Madeira and combines a modern beach resort with hundreds of years of history. Surf, tour ancient buildings and sail the ocean to see whales and dolphins.

The town is named for the bright yellow fennel (funcho in Portuguese) that grew here when the Portuguese settled the area in the early 15th century.

Funchal’s natural beauty isn’t confined to the coast and surrounding mountains. Spend a few hours in the sunken, rose and French gardens of Jardins de Palheiro. Stroll through Jardim Orquidea’s miniature jungle filled with varied orchid species. Enjoy thousands of blooms at the Madeira Botanical Gardens.

Explore the historic buildings of the old town area. Admire the stained-glass windows, baroque altars and gothic arches of the 16th-century Sé Cathedral. Amble along cobblestone streets lined by old buildings, some dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Visit the Museo Municipal for its natural history exhibits. Gaze at the collection of Turkish and North African decorative tiles at the Frederico de Freitas Museum.

Ride the cable car up to Monte, a small village 1,804 feet (550 meters) above sea level. When you want to come back down to Funchal, ride a toboggan. These resemble large wicker baskets and are pushed down the steep roads by drivers.

Walk along the promenade from the city center to the Praia Formosa, a collection of beaches. Venture farther out to sea on a dolphin- and whale-watching trip or take a boat cruise along the coast.

As Madeira’s capital city, Funchal has good transportation links. Madeira Airport is 13 miles (21 kilometers) away. With Funchal’s mild subtropical climate, its beaches, gardens and historic sites can be enjoyed year-round.

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Best Lodging Options Near Funchal

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Turim Santa Maria Hotel
Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020
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Turim Santa Maria Hotel

Turim Santa Maria Hotel

Rua João de Deus, 24, Funchal
     
    4.7 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Staff are really polite and friendly and also very helpful. The roof terrace has a beautiful view at night.. very well situated. As free breakfast go, the breakfast is 5* in my opinion. Really enjoyed our stay on this beautiful island.

    Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World CA $371
    Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020
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    Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World

    Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World

    Avenida do Infante, 25, Funchal
       
      4.4 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Spacious rooms with walk-in closet and ocean view balcony. beautiful and peaceful gardens and pool areas.

      Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel
      Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020
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      Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel

      Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel

      Largo Antonio Nobre, Funchal
         
        4.4 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This hotel is in a good position - between old town/harbour and Lido/promenade, with amazing sea views. It was spotlessly clean, room service was every day, overall the hotel is a little dated and areas are tired so an upgrade is needed to bring it back up to its 5 star rating. Breakfast was good ...

        The Cliff Bay
        Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020
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        The Cliff Bay

        The Cliff Bay

        Estrada Monumental 147, Funchal
           
          4.9 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This is my second visit to this hotel it’s absolutely amazing with lots of pools free shuttle bus excellent staff fabulous amenities outstanding views and fabulous price and we w stay again and again

          Hotel Royal Savoy
          Reviewed on Feb. 13, 2020
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          Hotel Royal Savoy

          Hotel Royal Savoy

          Rua Carvalho Araujo, Funchal
             
            4.6 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Staff always friendly and helpful. Double room with sea view balcony was fine, huge bed! Breakfast buffet could hardly be better whether you want a light continental or full English. Well situated with a good selection of restaurants nearby and easy walk to Funchal town. Lunch snacks also good quality ...

            Pestana CR7 Funchal
            Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020
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            Pestana CR7 Funchal

            Pestana CR7 Funchal

            Av. Sá Carneiro, Praça do Mar, Funchal
               
              4.5 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Excellent location on the waterfront in Funchal. Wonderful views of the carnival processions from the hotel. Ideal hotel to stay in during the many waterfront activities ie flower festival new year fireworks

              Belmond Reid's Palace CA $564
              Reviewed on Mar. 1, 2020
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              Belmond Reid's Palace

              Belmond Reid's Palace

              Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal
                 
                4.9 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Grounds and breakfast outstanding interior is dated

                The Vine
                Reviewed on Mar. 11, 2020
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                The Vine

                The Vine

                Rua Dos Aranhas, No. 27A, Funchal
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  tranquile and nice place, strange setting of the switches ( to use the aircon and lights ), toilet clean and with space , the floor imitates the pavements of the streets meaning using many little stones this could be difficult to clean within the toilet, the aircon has to be on in order to air the ...

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