Funchal is a beautiful maritime city that is on the Portuguese island of Madeira and that its port has a lot of traffic as it is a stopover between the Antilles and the Mediterranean countries, attracting a lot of cruise ships and tourists who travel expressly to know the beauty of this beautiful place. In addition, from Spain you can arrive in a few hours by boat leaving from Tenerife or Gran Canaria , and from Andalusia you also have it very close if you go to any Portuguese port, such as Portimao.
In Funchal the weather tends to be good all year round , although it is best to visit it between the months of May to August, so if you are already planning your summer holidays you should consider this option. If you do not want to arrive by sea, you can also do it by air with a flight to Madeira Airport. Funchal is a purely tourist place, and its nature is truly spectacular. As a curiosity, Cristiano Ronaldo is from here.
Among the most prominent places of interest in Funchal we can highlight the Mercado dos Lavradores, the beautiful Cathedral, the Bodegas de Funchal (very important wine in the area), the Municipal Garden of San Francisco, the Museum of Sacred Art, the Plaza of the Municipality and, in general, any place you are in the historic center and in the port area, since they are the areas that are most visited and most promoted.
Special mention deserves the Madeira Botanical Garden , which is on the outskirts of Funchal and where you can find spectacular gardens with century-old dragon trees, lots of palm trees, sterlicias (paradisiacal birds very typical of here and the Canary Islands), all kinds of cacti , orchids and more than 2,000 plant species of various plants and trees. There are many terraces to be able to see the port of Funchal from an incomparable place.