Funchal is the capital of Madeira Island and the most populous out of the Portuguese mainland. Funchal is magnificent, with its crooked streets that go down the mountain side, and in front of the blue sea.
Visit the Farmers Market just two steps from the historic area. The main door opens onto a patio, animated daily by the sale of fruits and vegetables. Walking through the old town streets you will find the Art of open doors, a public art program that aims to transform Funchal´s Old town into a permanent outdoor art gallery by displaying over 200 works of art, by guest artists.
Ascend up to Monte via Cable car ride, it costs 10€ per person but it's surely worth it.Visit the Funchal’s Cathedral, which contains undeniable historical, architectural and artistic value, one of the interior highlights of the Cathedral is the chancel’s altarpiece ordered by King D. Manuel I in 1510-1515. For Art lovers, feast your eyes upon masterpieces of Flemish painting at the Museu de Arte Sacra. A trip to Funchal wouldn’t be complete without a walk along the seafront, plus, soccer fans can head for the CR7 Museum, in homage to Cristiano Ronaldo, who was born on the island.
The quintessential Funchal experience since the 1850s. A downhill toboggan ride in a wicker sled. Historically, these basket-like carts were designed as an innovative way of getting around on the island. The runners cling to the sled to guide the way towards Funchal at speeds that can nudge up towards 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour).