Funchal is a modern, sophisticated, rejuvenated city, nestled in between stunning natural amphitheatre, in Madeira Islands of Portugal. It’s the capital and also the largest city of the island, which derived its name from the fennel growing here. This beautiful city sits opposite to blue Atlantic Ocean, offering a breathtaking and picturesque setting of spectacular mountains. Discovered in the year 1421, King Manuel I, had bestowed Funchal the status of a city in the year 1508. A visitor’s delight, this coastal town attracts countless tourists year-round, offering beautiful varied landscapes, awe-inspiring volcanic caves, rocky coast lines, natural beaches, extravagant historical monuments and amazing panoramic vistas.
There are a wide variety of tourist attractions in Funchal including the beautiful Botanical Garden, where visitors will find some rare species of plants and trees. Museu de Arte Sacra is a museum in the city displaying local art and craft. Santa Maria Maior, Blandy's Wine Lodge, Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro and Cathedral Se are popular Funchal attractions.