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Funchal (Madeira), Portugal

Madeira is a delight whether you’re strolling in the town of Funchal or enjoying the views from a mountainside cable car. Despite a tropical setting of flowers, fruit trees and lush plants, this volcanic island does not have one beach.

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Funchal (Madeira), Portugal

Port of Call

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

As you arrive at the port of Funchal, you won't want to miss the stunning architecture of the port itself or the beautiful decorative paving.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Experience the wonderful scenery and stunning natural formations on the island of Madeira. Take a scenic drive along the coves and bays of Madeira's coastline and past the colorful fishing village of Camara de Lobos. Stop for photographs at Cabo Girão, the second-highest sea cliff in the world.
  • Try a unique and exhilarating basket-sled ride down the mountain to Funchal.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Visit the Wine Lodge of the Madeira Wine Association, where you'll have the opportunity to sample and purchase some of the world-renowned Madeira wines.

Local Currency

Portugal's official currency is the Euro (EUR), the official currency of the European Union. Credit cards are accepted. Traveler's checks are also accepted, but can be expensive to cash.

Weather in Funchal (Madeira), Portugal


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 66.4° 19.11°
Average Low 55.6° 13.11°
Mean Temperature 61° 16.11°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 4.1 in 10.41 cm

    Before You Visit

    Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.


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