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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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The Cliff Bay €202
Reviewed on 2 Aug 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

    Beautiful surroundings and fantastic staff. A truly amazing hotel

    Porto Mare Hotel €122
    Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020
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    Porto Mare Hotel

    Porto Mare Hotel

    Rua Simplicio Passos Gouveia 21, Funchal
       
      4.7 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Lovely hotel with beautiful gardens and sea view. Food was very good. Wonderful stay.

      Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World €230
      Reviewed on 4 Jun 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
         
        4.5 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Great Location. Great Views, Wonderful Staff. Will be even better when connected to the property being built next door.

        Turim Santa Maria Hotel €65
        Reviewed on 5 Aug 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

          Cool modern hotel in the heart of Funchal with an amazing rooftop pool and incredible staff.

          Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel €106
          Reviewed on 4 Aug 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

            All you expect in a top class hotel was present. The bedroom wass excellent. The dining facilities and food was superb and the entertainment was top class.

            Belmond Reid's Palace €300
            Reviewed on 1 Mar 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

              Vila Baleira Funchal €61
              Reviewed on 17 Dec 2019
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              Vila Baleira Funchal

              Vila Baleira Funchal

              Estrada Monumental N. 274, Funchal
                 
                4.1 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Convenient position, friendly, very helpful staff, nice breakfast, good size room. Good decor. Minimalist. No tissues, tiny TV, no kettle in room - but provided when requested. Would like to stay again.

                Vidamar Resort Madeira - Dining Around, Free Dinner €184
                Reviewed on 8 Aug 2020
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                Vidamar Resort Madeira - Dining Around, Free Dinner

                Vidamar Resort Madeira - Dining Around, Free Dinner

                Estrada Monumental 175-177, Funchal, Madeira
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Very friendly staff and helpful. Very nice pools and relaxing seaside area

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