Madeira Funchal Old Town Guided Tour

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Duration: 2 hours
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Experience Highlights

Explore the capital of Madeira on a guided tour of Funcal lasting approximately 2 hours. A local guide will introduce you to the history of the Portuguese city on a walking tour of the old town. You will walk near monuments and areas of interest such as the Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre, the Lavradores Market and the municipal gardens. At the time of booking you can choose the schedule that best suits your needs.

  • Guided and walking tour of about 2 hours in Funchal
  • See the neoclassical architecture of the Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre and other highlights.
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What’s included

  • Guided tour of Funchal
  • Local guide

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Step by Step

Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of Funchal and get to know the Portuguese city surrounded by hills and beautiful gardens. Delve into its history and get to know the highlights of Madeira's capital such as:

  • The Municipal Gardens: also known as the garden of Dona Amélia in honour of the former queen of Portugal. Located in the centre of Funchal. It houses native flora from the city and from different parts of the world. It has 8,300 m², a lake and a stream with birds and fish.
  • The Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre: a place with a surprising architectural beauty in neoclassical style. It is one of the main centres of art and culture in the city, where music, theatre, exhibitions and festivals are held.
  • Mercado dos Lavradores: built in the 1930s with Art Deco and Modernist influences. It is the favourite place for locals and visitors to buy fruits, vegetables, fish, and fresh flowers.
  • Old Town: get a taste of the city's nightlife, art and entertainment scene. Stroll through its beautiful narrow cobblestone streets and renowned restaurants and bars.
  • The Church of St. John the Evangelist of the College of Funchal: built in the 17th century, it houses artefacts of baroque and mannerist art. It is one of the most visited monuments on the island.
  • Jesuit College of Funchal: currently part of the University of Madeira, it has a striking Portuguese baroque architecture and houses various art exhibitions.

At the time of booking you will be able to choose between different starting times for this activity. Select the one that best suits your travel itinerary.


· 863 Reviews
  • J
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    Time flew by walking through the streets of Funchal. The guide was able to integrate the whole group and tell the history of the place in a very engaging way. I really enjoyed it a lot!
  • Á
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    I recommend it.
  • Z
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    Great tour, it is best to go with a guide so you get to know Funchal better.
  • U
    (0 Reviews)
    The capital of Madeira is surprising, a city that enjoys an architectural mix between the modern and the old. Although the tour is not very long, you will learn a lot about the history of the place.
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