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Funchal, over 500 years of History!

Funchal is the Capital of Madeira's Archipelago, the first place the Portuguese settled overseas in the 15th Century, in the Age of Discoveries.
Soon, Funchal became a very important harbour in the Atlantic, as many ships stopped over to get supplies.
It was in Madeira that the mass production of sugar started. Madeira supplied sugar to Europe in the 15th and 16th Centuries. The sugar trades brought a lot of wealth to the Island, which attracted many foreigners.
Christopher Colombus was in Madeira for the first time in 1478 due to a sugar trade and then lived on the Archipelago as he married a local lady.
With the decline of the sugar trades in Madeira, the Wine industry took over. The fortified Madeira Wine is known worldwide and, according to Thomas Jefferson, it is the wine of every civilized man!
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Funchal Essentials Free Tour

Tuesdays and Thursdays - 9.30 and 2.30 Saturdays - 2.30 Duration: 2.30 hours Language: English Reservation Required

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Old Town Free Tour

Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays - 9.30 Duration: 2 hours Language: English Reservation Required

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Private Tours

Visit Funchal at your own pace with a private tour!

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The meeting point in Parque Santa Catarina, in front of the Chapel.
The address Av. Calouste Gulbenkian 1629, 9000-052 Funchal.
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Romeu Curto

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Funchal Guitar Quartet

Are you looking for an amazing and relaxing music experience? You found it!

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Shut Up and Eat Food Experience

Are you a foodie and want to experience and amazing Food Tour? Shut up and Eat Madeira has the perfect tour for you!

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Ukulele Class

Did you know that the Ukulele was taken to Hawaii by Madeiran Migrants? And now, you have the change to learn how to play a tune in a local studioin Funchal!

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Pottery and Paiting Experience

Would you like to make or paint your own mug? Now you can!

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  • Capela de santa catarina Funchal
  • Parque Santa Catarina

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Local Partners

We support local businesses!

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Most ou our visitors want to explore Madeira and see the best sights Madeira has to offer. However, lately, the amount of rent-a-cars are creating way too many issues on the island, clogging our roads, parking lost and main sights in Madeira.

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The Funchal Guitar Quartet is composed by four your teachers of Madeira's Conservatório. They play every Mondays and Thursdays at 9pm in the Presbyterian Church in Funchal.

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Deciding on what do to on a rainy day while on vacation sometimes is a challege! Read our blog to get some ideas!

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Planning to visit Madeira and could use some advise on useful sites and apps? Read our Blog Post and find out some of the best ones to use in Madeira!

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Some thoughts about the Farmer's Market

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Learn some basic Portuguese for your next trip to Portugal/ Madeira

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Some good reasons to join a Tour Group

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Very Historical area of Funchal, with old mansions that became museums.

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Let me tell you a little bit about the Oldest Book Store of Madeira!

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Let me introduce you to the English Church of Funchal!

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