The city of Funchal is the administrative and tourist center of Madeira Island.
Fall in love with the city once and for all with its charming basalt and limestone pavements and squares along with its varied architecture. The Sé Cathedral, located in the city centre, was built in 1514. Surrounding the cathedral are several historic buildings and shops.
The Forte São Tiago, built in 1614 in order to protect the city from pirate attacks, is one of the main attractions in the charming old area of Funchal known to locals as the “Zona Velha”. Leaving Funchal, the next stop is the Eira do Serrado viewpoint located 1km above the extinct volcano crater surrounded by a spectacular mountain landscape.
The captivating beauty of the mountains will enchant you as they slope down directly into the Curral das Freiras – Valley of the Nuns.