Funchal Travel Guide

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You're Going to Love Funchal

The beautiful capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira, Funchal offers vibrant markets, tranquil gardens, easy access to the island's dramatic interior, historic sights and much, much more. It's a little mid-Atlantic miracle.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Funchal

What to do in Funchal

Botanical Garden
Madeira Story Centre Museum
Teleférico do Funchal
Mercado dos Lavradores
Top activities in Funchal

When to Visit Funchal

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Most tourists arrive during Funchal's summer season between late June and late September. However, don't discount spring, when the Flower Festival shows off the island's famous, and dazzling, blooms.

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How to Get to Funchal

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Where to Stay in Funchal

Exceptional accommodation options in the city include the Royal Savoy Hotel Madeira, the seafront Vidamar Resort Hotel and the tucked-away Quinta da Bela Vista.

Popular Neighborhoods in Funchal

Where to stay in popular areas of Funchal

Most booked hotels in Funchal

How to Get Around Funchal

The Cost of Living in Funchal

Shopping Streets

The best place to shop is the Mercado Dos Lavradores (particularly for flowers). You can buy fine wines at Blandy's Wine Lodge, while the Dolce Vita shopping mall offers a wide range of international brands.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets in Funchal include Pingo Doce and Continente, where you can expect to spend around EUR2.30 on 12 eggs.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
$7.77
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
$84.68
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
$2.19
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$1.21

Where to Eat in Funchal

If you want great food to accompany your fortified wine, Funchal delivers. Fantastic local eateries include the pan-European specialists Restaurante Mozart, Portuguese seafood masters O Tasco and Il Gallo d'Oro, the only Michelin-starred restaurant on the island. Prices vary, but meals should come to about EUR20.