Funchal Free Walking Tour
Funchal free walking tour shows you the capital and largest city of the autonomous region of Madeira, Portugal. Known for its beautiful natural landscapes, mild climate, and rich cultural heritage, Funchal is a popular tourist destination. The city is situated on the southern coast of the island of Madeira, and is home to a variety of attractions, including the historic city center, the Funchal Cathedral, and the Madeira Botanical Garden. Visitors can also enjoy the local cuisine, which features fresh seafood and traditional dishes, as well as the famous Madeira wine. With its picturesque streets, colorful architecture, and stunning views, Funchal is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Madeira.
♦ Meeting point: Praça do Município
♦ Start times: 11:00 hrs / 18:00 hrs
♦ Duration: 2 hours
♦ Language: English
♦ Availability: Everyday
♦ Price: Tip only basis
♦ Note: Booking this tour is mandatory
Funchal Free Walking Tour – Itinerary
This 2-hour Funchal free walking tour begins at the heart of the city, the Praça do Município. This historic square is surrounded by charming colonial-style buildings and is a wonderful place to take in the sights and sounds of the city.
From there, we will make our way to the Funchal Cathedral, a beautiful 16th-century church with a striking white façade. We will continue on to the Madeira Story Centre, a museum that tells the story of the island’s history and culture through interactive exhibits. After that, we will visit the Mercado dos Lavradores, Funchal’s colorful and bustling market.
Here, you will have the opportunity to see and taste a variety of local fruits, vegetables, and seafood. We will then head to the picturesque Rua Santa Maria, a charming street lined with traditional houses, shops, and art galleries.
We will take a stroll through the historic center of Funchal, which is a great place to take in the city’s colonial-era architecture. We will continue on to the Quinta das Cruzes, a beautiful 18th-century manor house that is now a museum. This museum is home to a collection of art, furniture, and decorative objects that reflect the island’s rich cultural heritage.
As we walk along the waterfront, we will have a chance to see the traditional boats and enjoy the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Our last stop will be the Madeira Botanical Garden, where you can take a stroll through the lush gardens and see a variety of exotic plants and flowers. The tour will end at the entrance of the Botanical Garden.