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Funchal Private Walking Tour
  • Funchal Private Walking Tour

    Funchal is a charming seaside city renowned for its picturesque harbor, gardens and Madeira wine cellars. Its moderate subtropical weather, rich Portuguese heritage, and of course, being Cristiano Ronaldo’s birthplace is the reason why it's famous among the tourists. This steep city is also known for its unconventional traditional transportation from the hillside suburbs and the lower town, in Wicker Basket Sledges that slide down the streets with no need of snow. Admire the 15th century-old Funchal Cathedral, designed in a Gothic style. Explore Praça do Colombo, a famous square set among colonial-style houses. As you stroll through the streets of Funchal, you will be fascinated by the old lanes, wide 20th-century boulevards, and the pretty squares.

    You will learn about:
    *Strong-willed people from Madeira;
    *Volcanic origin of the island;
    *Discovery age;
    *1424’s first settlement;
    *Why it is called “Madeira”;
    *Álvaro Fernandes, the commander of Funchal;
    *Christopher Columbus as one of the early settlers in Funchal;
    *Why it was a stop-over for caravels traveling between India and Europe;
    *Famous wine of Madeira;
    *Portuguese fascist regime;
    *Why it is today an autonomous region of Portugal;
    *Cristiano Ronaldo.

    You will see:
    *Fortaleza e Palácio de São Lourenço;
    *Jardim Municipal;
    *Convento de Santa Clara;
    *Church of St. John the Evangelist;
    *Funchal Cathedral;
    *Praça do Colombo;
    *Farmers' Market;
    *Forte de São Tiago.

    English and Portuguese
    SKU: E-P01-A1MDNO0478

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