Funchal Holidays, Madeira
Funchal is a coastal resort located in the south east of the
island of Madeira. It is also the island's capital and is a popular
holiday choice for its charm and vibrancy.
The resort is a mix of old and new with a busy downtown area
that includes the Old Town, marina and business district. The town
centre is small, just a square mile of old buildings, new shops and
green spaces - and that's why it's so charming! Much of the tourist
area is found in the Lido, with its numerous hotels, shops and
Who is Funchal suitable for?
Funchal holidays are known for the fantastic flora and fauna,
making it a top pick for those with a botanical interest. It's also
an ideal location for walkers due to its rich natural
Families with young children may struggle to find enough
activities to keep everyone entertained and nearby beaches are
limited. It's not classed as a beach holiday location and would be
more suited to those seeking a culture and nature filled trip.
Sightseeing in Funchal
As a trading port since the 15th century, Funchal has
a complex history. You'll find evidence of this in the narrow
lanes and old buildings located in the resort's Old Town.
It's also home to the national monument, the Santa Clara Convent
that many holidaymakers choose to visit.
A wander through Funchal offers a glimpse of numerous churches
including the 18th century Holy Trinity English church,
the 17th century Fort of Sao Tiago, a Gothic cathedral
and fantastic gardens.
Eating out in Funchal
You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options on
your holiday to Funchal. Local cuisine is
popular and readily available at various prices depending on the
style of the eatery. If you're looking for more international
options you wont be disappointed, there's many things available
including Chinese, Indian and Italian.