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Funchal Checklist

Funchal Checklist

Are you visiting Funchal and looking for a checklist?

I have an ambiguous relationship with checklists when I travel. Sometimes I do love them, others I don’t…See, while this checklist in Funchal is useful to make sure you don’t miss out good attractions, it’s also important to wanderlust and discover your favourite spots.

In the meantime check this list in Funchal and start ticking those boxes! 🙂

√ Stroll along Avenida Arriaga all the way from the Cathedral. At the heart of the city, you’ll find the most elegant cafes, a lovely garden, the tourism post office and the Theatre – get inside (it’s beautiful)!

Avenida Arriaga

Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias - Funchal

Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

√ Admire the colourful street art in the painted doors of the pedestrian street Rua Santa Maria. Go early in the morning (fewer crowds) if you want to see the urban art on the painted doors, or later in the evening to have dinner, drink Poncha and listen to some music).

√ Admire one of the most beautiful church squares in town – Largo do Município – and visit the beautiful city hall nearby.

Funchal City Hall

√ Go for a long walk by the seaside at Lido Promenade, cross the tunnel at Doca do Cavacas and refresh yourself with a swim in the Formosa Beach. Sit quietly and see the sunset as you listen to the sound of the waves – it’s super!


√ Visit the Farmer’s Market. Smell it, feel it and eat it! If you want to grab a bite at the market, you can try the typical sandwich of pork, wine and garlic by the hands of those that have been doing it for 27 years – Cica Café. If you’re vegetarian, check this list of vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Funchal, like Olive’s nearby.



√ Head to the marina and hop on a boat to see the outstanding views of Funchal from the sea and with some luck, dolphin’s jumps in the waves.

√ Visit the local gardens and let yourself be driven by the local “Carreiros” in a wicker basket, down the hill. Monte, in Funchal, is the only place in the world where you can go for a ride like this (as far as I know…) so go for it!

√ Photobomb a selfie with the CR7 statue and then relax in the city park – Santa Catarina Park. Take the kids to the playground there.

√ Forget the diet and taste some food at a local restaurant: Tomato soup, scabbard fish, tuna steak, passion fruit pudding, Madeira Wine, Honey Cake (to name just a few typical dishes in Madeira).

Sccabard fish at Porto Bay Hotels

√ See the 360 º views of Funchal at Pico dos Barcelos. Welcome to beautiful Funchal!

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If you like to share, I would be thrilled if you could with me your favorite spots in Funchal. You can share it on social media (#checklistfunchal) or leave me a comment below, if you wish.

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See you soon ♥








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