Guided Walking Tour in Funchal
Explore the essence of Funchal, Portugal, on a 2-hour walking tour that unveils the city’s rich tapestry. Begin amid the tranquility of the Municipal Gardens, and then immerse yourself in the artistry of Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias. Dive into the bustling Mercado dos Lavradores, wander through the historic Zona Velha, and discover spiritual heritage at Igreja de Sao Joao Evangelista. Finally, conclude at the impressive Colegio dos Jesuitas, carrying with you the stories and flavors that define Funchal’s captivating allure.
Price / 29 USD
You can pay online
Monday to Friday
10:00 / 12:00 /14:00 / 16:00 hrs
Included / excluded
2 hours guided walking tour
Food and drinks
Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Funchal, Portugal, as we unravel the rich tapestry of history, culture, and vibrant life that defines this charming city. Lace up your comfortable shoes and set off on a leisurely 2-hour walking tour that promises to unveil the hidden gems and storied landmarks that make Funchal truly special.
Our adventure commences amidst the lush tranquility of the Municipal Gardens, a botanical haven that blooms with an array of colorful flowers and towering trees. As you stroll along meandering paths, be captivated by the harmonious blend of native and exotic flora. This oasis of calm offers a perfect introduction to Funchal’s natural beauty.
From the gardens, we journey to the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, a splendid architectural gem that has witnessed countless theatrical performances and artistic feats. Admire the ornate façade and imagine the stories that have unfolded within its walls, reflecting the city’s enduring love affair with the arts.
Our next stop is the bustling Mercado dos Lavradores, where the aromas and vibrant hues of fresh produce, exotic fruits, and local crafts converge. Immerse yourself in the bustling ambiance as vendors proudly display their wares. Engage your senses in the kaleidoscope of colors and flavors, and perhaps even sample a taste of Madeira’s renowned culinary delights.
Venturing into the historic Zona Velha, or Old Town, is like stepping into a time capsule. Cobbled streets wind through a maze of charming alleys, revealing colorful houses, quaint shops, and inviting cafes. This district pulsates with character, narrating stories of a bygone era. Allow the atmosphere to envelop you as you explore its charming corners.
The tour takes us to the Igreja de Sao Joao Evangelista, an architectural masterpiece nestled within the Colegio do Funchal. Step inside this elegant church to discover a sanctuary that echoes with centuries of devotion. Marvel at the intricate artwork and sacred ambiance that make this place a testament to faith and artistry.
As our journey nears its end, we conclude at the impressive Colegio dos Jesuitas. This historical site encapsulates the educational heritage of Funchal and stands as a testament to the city’s profound past. Gaze upon the impressive façade and let the weight of history settle in as you reflect on the stories that have shaped this remarkable city.
With the echoes of the past and the vibrancy of the present, our 2-hour walking tour of Funchal illuminates the essence of this captivating city. As you bid adieu to its enchanting streets, take with you the memories of its gardens, theaters, markets, and churches, each a unique thread woven into the cultural fabric of Funchal.
Meet your guide at Jesuit College of Funchal ,inside of Madeira University Rectory, Rua dos Ferreiras next to D’ Oliveiras Madeira Wine.
This tour will take place rain or shine.