Well worth the drive to see amazing views . You're up in the clouds but the views are breathtaking. A must do
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It all happens from here! This is where you pick up any bus, get the cable car, see public concerts, get pleasure sea trips, buy bus tickets and sit and watch the cruise ships and have snacks. Innovative sculpture is dotted along the route and...More
Large promenade with nice view on the cruise ships. Plenty of benches to sit on. Lots of food trucks offering all kinds of food.
This once tranquil spot, where you could enjoy a relaxing stroll under the shade of the trees, is now a seething mass of commercialisation. The same can be said for most of Funchal. Once a pretty little town, with several distinguishing landmarks and easy to...More
I enjoyed the busy atmosphere and architecture of this elegant street in the centre of Funchal. My other half hated it: the traffic fumes were awful.
This boulevard alongside the water has plants, food trucks, nice new pavement and lots of people to watch. Too bad the busy street between the walking boulevard and the cafés and restaurants is disturbing the peace. For us it was to busy and smelling of...More
I realize the maderians had to rebuild after the terrible mud slides in 2010 but the sea wall walks are a monument to concrete and don't seem to have had any design or planning some areas have little black and white stone pathways others are...More
The promenade near the sea (the port is between the sea and the prom) is a nice flat walk. There are bars and restaurants to be found along its length. The restaurants are below you are sea / port level but there are a few...More
Avenida do Mar is a wide boulevard, built, one has to think, not just for traffic, but to accommodate the many parades that Madeirans delight in. Then one part of the boulevard is closed for the parade whilst the other remains open. Ideal for celebrations....More
very nice walk along the shore and marina of Funchal, a little bit too much concrete in some areas; combines the old town with marina and Santa Catarina Park