Learn about the history of Funchal and Madeira on a guided walk through the city’s medieval center. Visit the farmer's market, the Campo Almirante Reis, the Fortress of St. James, and a number of other sites as your guide provides commentary.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Armazém do Mercado to begin this 1-hour guided walking tour of historic Funchal. Learn how the history of Madeira and Funchal shaped the centuries-old center as you visit the most important points of interest.
Explore the city’s medieval heart from the farmer’s market to Rua de Santa Maria, dating from the Golden Age of Sugar, and to Campo Almirante Reis, an area that has had many different functions through the centuries.
The Fortress of St. James, built during the Philippine era, provides a perspective on the defense of Madeira, which was attacked by pirates numerous times in its history.
See the Chapel of the Holy Body, erected in the late 15th century, and admire beautiful pieces of Portuguese Art. Return to the emblematic Rua de Santa Maria and end your guided walk at the Armazém do Mercado, where the tour began.
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Food and beverages
- Any personal expenses
La Vie Shopping Center, Naturalmente Português Shop 1st. Floor, Rua Doutor Brito Câmara 9, 9000-039 Sé, Funchal.
What to Remember
• Your walking tour will be guided by a former university student integrated into the History Tellers project, developed at the University of Madeira. This project has an important solidarity component
• Be sure to wear comfortable shoes