Discover a city of unique experiences, history and culture throughout the year. Funchal is the capital of Madeira Archipelago. It´s backed by hills and known for its harbor, gardens and Madeira wine cellars. The centuries old Funchal cathedral, which mixes gothic and romanesque styles, is notable for its carved wooden ceiling. One of the most memorable things to do in Funchal is to visit the colorful farmers market with lots of different tropical fruits, huge bunches of flowers and the famous black scabbardfish, also known as Espada. Stroll through the Old Town, discover creative doors in Rua Santa Maria and try traditional food and drinks before using the cable car up to Monte. The Tropical garden is located here with a breathtaking view over Funchal and offers exotic plants and flowers from all over the world.
Câmara de Lobos is a small and picturesque village located in the southern part of Madeira island.
Here you can discover tradicional bars and try a good poncha and also discover the history of the town. here you will discover a historic centre with its beautiful and colourful fishing boats and just nearby the city you will find one of the tallest cliffs in Europe, cabo girão.
Câmara de Lobos
With a height of 580 metres, cabo girão will offer you an amazing view over the surroundings. you can also enjoy the view on a suspended glass platform, where you will beablew to see beneath your feet fajã do Cabo Girão and the ocean.
Curral das Freiras is a small village in between several montains and counts as the deepest point in Madeira. The Nuns Valley is famous for its cherry liqueur and its local chestnuts. In November you can even visit the Chestnut festival with music, local food and wine. Make sure that you dont miss the fantastic viewpoint from Eira do Serrado watching all the surrounding montains and the village itself.
Porto Moniz is located north west of the island and a highlight of your holiday due to its natural volcanic lava pools. The pools fill themselves with crystal clear water from the ocean and invites you for a swim. The rough sea on the north side causes big waves, which are crashing against the pools and gives you a natural spectacle.
Once in Madeira it is a must do to go on a levada walk. Levadas are irrigation canals, built in the fifteenths century, to carry the water from the rainy north to the sunny south side of the island. Nowadays levadas provide access to Madeiras untouched nature to give unique experiences to all nature lovers. Explore untouched nature, impressive waterfalls, mystic laurisilva and hidden places, which are only accessible by feet.