Old Funchal Walking Tour

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Old Funchal Walking Tour

Your 2-hour tour to the emblematic monuments of this part of the town will be guided by a former university student or a European volunteer (European Voluntary Service - part of the European Union's Erasmus+ programme) integrated in this project, developed at the University of Madeira. This will be a university project with a side that will most certainly fascinate you.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Municipal Gardens, Rua Ivens, Funchal, Madeira 9000-046 Portugal

Also known as Dona Amélia Garden in honour of the former queen of Portugal, the Funchal Municipal Garden is conveniently located in the city centre, north of Avenida Arriaga, on the site where the São Francisco Convent once existed. The convent’s coat of arms has survived until today and is displayed on one of the lawns. The garden overflows with flora from Madeira and many other parts of the world. It covers an area of 8,300 m² and has a lake and stream populated with fish and birds. There are also some works of art and an auditorium that serves as a venue for cultural activities.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, Avenida Manuel Arriaga Funchal - Sé, Funchal, Madeira 9000-060 Portugal

Located in Avenida Arriaga, the Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre is a centennial monument of high architectural value.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mercado dos Lavradores, Rua Brigadeiro Oudinot, Funchal, Madeira 9060-209 Portugal

The Mercado dos Lavradores ("farmers' market") is a fruit, vegetable, flower and fish market in Funchal, Madeira. The building was designed by Edmundo Tavares and opened on 24 November 1940. The facade, main entrance and fish market contain panels of tiles depicting regional themes, executed by João Rodrigues. It is divided into a number of smaller plazas and stairways that are used as sales venues.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Zona Velha, Funchal, Madeira Portugal

Nightlife in the Old Town is currently a great attraction where art and entertainment come together, as the streets in the area have been transformed by the work of local and foreign artists (through a project entitled “Arte de Portas Abertas”). The project represents one of the facets of urban art and culture in the city.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista, Largo do Colegio, Funchal, Madeira 9000-000 Portugal

The College Church, dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist, is a must see attraction in Funchal that impresses visitors with its incredible interiors, that includes Madeira's finest baroque and mannerist art pieces.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal, Madeira 9000-082 Portugal

The old Jesuits' College of Funchal, now the University of Madeira's rectory, has witnessed more than four centuries of History. Now it is the focal point for exhibitions, tours and several services available to our visitors.

Duration: 15 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"



Duration: 2 Hours
Start location: Naturalmente Português, Rua Dr. Brito Câmara, n.º 9, La Vie Shopping Center, Piso 1, 9000-039 Funchal, Portugal

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Madeira Wine Tasting

Not Included

  • Transportation to/from attractions

Facilities

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