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Funchal Attractions

There are opportunities for fun around every corner in Funchal. From exciting excursions to popular tourist attractions, this alluring city has something for all. Ready to begin arranging your travel itinerary?

Find out what makes Funchal tick with some of the most popular tours & day trips. Scroll through our 684 fun activities in Funchal, and book with ease knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Funchal with Kids

There are plenty of incredible experiences in Funchal that the entire gang will enjoy. Here are some of the best family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in Funchal

They say the best things in life are free. Make sure you visit the following around Funchal:

Museu da Madeira Wine Company - Young or not so young, this gallery will excite your imagination and grip your attention.

Funchal Ecological Park Recreation Center - You'll enjoy this place if you're in the mood to let your hair down and simply have fun.

Fortaleza do Pico - If you like delving into bygone eras, this is one stop you ought to visit.

Funchal Marina - Hang out for a while in this popular area and experience life as a local resident.

Funchal Farmers Market - Pull out your guidebook and learn why this place is worth adding to your must-see list.

Se Cathedral - Connect with your spiritual side or simply take in the tranquil atmosphere at this site of worship.

Formosa Beach - Devour your favorite novel or listen to a top podcast while sitting in the sunshine.

PR11 Vereda dos Balcões - Be prepared for vistas that'll take your breath away at this natural wonder.

Jardim de Sao Francisco - Prepare a picnic and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the interesting plants.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Funchal

São Martinho

The breathtaking beach views and beautiful gardens are just a few highlights of São Martinho. Make a stop by Complexo Balnear do Lido or Formosa Beach while you're exploring the area.



Se is a destination visitors seek out for is lively bars, colorful gardens, and seaside views. You might want to check out attractions like Funchal Marina or CR7 Museum while you're exploring the neighborhood.

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Santa Maria Maior

Historic sites, seaside views, and gardens are just a few things travelers enjoy about Santa Maria Maior. Check out Madeira Botanical Garden or Madeira Stadium while you're exploring the area.

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Old Town

While there might not be top attractions in Old Town, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Funchal Marina and CR7 Museum.

Sao Goncalo

Golf courses, seaside views, and gardens highlight some of the noteworthy features of Sao Goncalo. Make a stop by Palheiro Gardens or Palheiro Golf Club while you're exploring the neighborhood.

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Sao Pedro

Sao Pedro is known for its colorful gardens, and you can plan a trip to Quinta das Cruzes Museum and Santa Clara Monastery while you're in town.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Funchal on a sunny day?

What should I not miss in Funchal?

If you'd like to experience the best of this destination, fit these attractions into your itinerary:

  • Madeira Botanical Garden
  • Madeira Stadium
  • Monte Palace Gardens
  • Palheiro Gardens

What can you do in Funchal for free?

You could store your cash in the hotel safe for the day, because these terrific attractions won't cost you a cent:

  • Madeira Stadium
  • Funchal Marina
  • Funchal Farmers Market
  • Town Square