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Located in a bay bathed by the Atlantic Ocean on the island of Madeira’s southern coast, Funchal is the capital of the Madeira Island chain. The Madeiran capital is full of history, cosmopolitanism, culture and entertainment and is the largest tourist center on the island. Its name comes from “funcho”, a wild herb once abundant at the time of its first settlement. In the shape of an amphitheatre, the municipality of Funchal extends along a slope ranging from sea level to 1,818 metres above sea level at Pico do Arieiro. The scenery is highly diverse, with year-round activities, attractions and entertainment.


The place where tradition meets cosmopolitanism. Learn more here.