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Avenida do Mar

Avenida do Mar, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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This busy and vibrant boulevard is home to many seafood restaurants and outdoor cafes with waterfront views.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea front” (15 reviews)
“wide avenue” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida do Mar, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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"sea front"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful promenade"
in 4 reviews
"wide avenue"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 11 reviews
"small eating places"
in 3 reviews
"walk along"
in 3 reviews
"christmas lights"
in 5 reviews
"cruise liners"
in 6 reviews
"hop on hop"
in 4 reviews
"cable car"
in 12 reviews
"stroll"
in 24 reviews
"boats"
in 16 reviews
"parade"
in 4 reviews
"seafront"
in 9 reviews
"chestnut"
in 5 reviews
"yacht"
in 4 reviews
"seaward"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to take a bus tour, or a tuk-tuk tour, start here. It's actually quite a long avenue and worth just walking to or from the old town.

Thank R3res
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

The harbour front has been paved and planted since the terrible floods and is a lovely walk now with cafes and small eating places. While we were there, there was a Classic car rally and the front was really busy but a good atmosphere. Lovely...More

Thank Maureen H
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Getting off the us from your Lido hotel near the CR7 hotel and museum allows you to start a journey from the marina to the old town. Even on a dull day, you see Funchal at work and play. Today was very sunny and showcased...More

Thank coh8
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

very pleasant area to explore, lots af small kiosks selling various items and where the hop on hop off bus services pickup from As with all of Funchal, numerous resturants , cafes and ice cream parlours as well as shops selling typical Maderia bits and...More

Thank Norman D
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Nice place for an easy stroll. Beautiful sea view or city view of Funchal itself. Sit down & relax and have a drink.

Thank JK300
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This whole street area is full of so much to do, people watch, restaurants, small shops, statues, scenic promenade over the harbour.

Thank Teresa H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The best road for promenading in Funchal and watching the world and the boats go by and possibly enjoying a drink.

Thank td2traveller
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Avenida do Mar (or Ocean Avenue), is the place to walk in relax mode. From Av. do Mar, you can see on your left side (when walking from CR7 Hotel into Teleférico), all the old part of the city, with lots of emblematic old buildings,...More

Thank Domingos S
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Relaxed on a quiet days but when several cruise ships disgorge their passengers its crowded and far less pleasant.

Thank CustomerConsultant
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Interesting place for walk and to observe the nautical activities and people just generally relaxing. Various cafes and information kiosks plus local craft market on some days. Cable car station and main bus terminus.

Thank pbhPlymouth
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