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During our trip to Madeira, we stayed at the hotel in Funchal - the largest city on the island and on the occasion of the capital of Madeira. In Funchal, the most captivating me were: light, colors, architecture, location, the opportunity to see the city from a bird's eye view, tobogganing on asphalt, art, cuisine and peace ... that is all :-)



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Funchal - historic center and beach

Funchal - historic center and beach

Ocean shore, artificial beach and Fortress of St. John the Baptist (Fortaleza de São Tiago), which is now the Musuem of Modern Art. Here you can see more photos and locations of Madeira beaches.


Picture number (ID): 1671   Google Map  

Market in Funchal - Mercado dos Lavradores

Market in Funchal - Mercado dos Lavradores

Mercado dos Lavradores - Madeira's most famous market. Here you can taste and buy very exotic fruits - for example: star fruits, cherimoyas, several varieties of passion fruits, banana-pineapples. The prices on this market are written in a very interesting way :-)


Picture number (ID): 1670   Google Map  

Doors to art

Doors to art

Doors can also be used to create art. I recommend walking the street Rua de Santa Maria there are a lot of such paintings on the door - a real art gallery on the street.


Picture number (ID): 1669   Google Map  

Food in Madeira

Food in Madeira

This black monster from the depths of the ocean is Espada or black broadsword. Maybe this is not the most beautiful fish but it is worth trying a traditional Madeira dish: broadsword with banana and passion fruit. I also recommend Bolo do Caco which is a delicious bread with garlic butter and fruits and vegetables that grow in this amazing climate. I have to admit that the food in Madeira was excellent!


Picture number (ID): 1668   Google Map  

Funchal harbor and marina

Funchal harbor and marina

View from the park Parque de Santa Catarina to the port and marina in Funchal and the panorama of the city that is still growing by building the surrounding cliffs and hills.


Picture number (ID): 1667   Google Map  

Photos from Funchal

Photos from Funchal

View of the yacht port and the city - photo taken from Parque de Santa Catarina.


Picture number (ID): 1666   Google Map  

Funchal cable car

Funchal cable car

The cable car Teleférico do Funchal is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the capital of Madeira. I recommend taking the cable car up the mountain in the late afternoon - the sun is lower and beautifully illuminates the city. I marked the bottom station of the queue on the map.


Picture number (ID): 1665   Google Map  

Cristiano Ronaldo from Madeira

Cristiano Ronaldo from Madeira

Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Funchal, Madeira. I wonder if he played on this soccer field?


Picture number (ID): 1664   Google Map  

Funchal from the bird's eye view

Funchal from the bird's eye view

Hundreds of small houses with bright walls and brick tiles attached to black volcanic rocks, steep and winding streets, stunning ocean colors. The views from the Teleférico cable car to Funchal are amazing


Picture number (ID): 1663   Google Map  

Sledges in Madeira

Sledges in Madeira

Yes, these are real sleighs and these sleighs can go down from Monte to Funchal even when there is no snow.


Picture number (ID): 1662   Google Map  

Tobogganing in Funchal

Tobogganing in Funchal

These wicker sleighs slide on wooden skids along the winding streets between cars. Sleighs are directed and pushed by two Carreiros. The downhill route is 2 km long. An exciting ride takes about 10 minutes. During the descent, sleds can reach speeds of almost 50 km/h. I marked the place on the map where you buy tickets and get on the sleigh.


Picture number (ID): 1661   Google Map  

Rain in Funchal

Rain in Funchal

Funchal is not only the sun. There was also one day with light rain in September.


Picture number (ID): 1660   Google Map  

Funchal Cathedral

Funchal Cathedral

The interior of the of Our Lady of the Assumption in Sé (Sé Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Assunção) in Funchal built in the style of Manueline Gothic. As they say: "Golden, but modest" ...


Picture number (ID): 1659   Google Map  

Christ the King in Madeira

Christ the King in Madeira

There will also be something on Madeira for those who like religious tourism. There is a statue of Christ the King (Cristo Rei do Garajau) east of Funchal in the town of Caniço on the peninsula of Ponta do Garajau.


Picture number (ID): 1672   Google Map  

Funchal photo like a drone

Funchal photo like a drone

Funchal seen from above and lit by the late afternoon sun looks amazing. Thanks to the cable car you can feel like you are flying a drone over the city.


Picture number (ID): 1658   Google Map  

Colors in Funchal

Colors in Funchal

The light and colors at Funchal are amazing! So bright and sunny! So many saturated colors!


Picture number (ID): 1657   Google Map  

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Dorisol Estrelicia Hotel, Funchal Madeira

Hotel Dorisol Estrelicia in Funchal, Madeira

R. da Casa Branca, 9004-535 Funchal, Madeira Portugalia

The advantage of this hotel is its location, spacious rooms with balcons, good food, car parking and Wi-Fi included in the price.

If you come to explore the island and Funchal it is a very good choice.


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