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Things to do in Rua Dr. Fernão de Ornelas

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Funchal: Old Town Walking Tour

1. Funchal: Old Town Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Jesuit's College of Funchal, Madeira University to begin this 2-hour guided walking tour of Funchal. Learn how the history of Madeira and Funchal shaped the city centre as you visit the most important points of interest. Travel down the 19th century public walkway between the Municipal Theatre and the Cathedral, where sugarcane was first planted in Madeira, during the 15th century. Explore the city’s medieval heart dating from the Golden Age of Sugar and discover the beautiful 17th century religious monuments. Visit the ruins of the old Pilory Square and other remnants from past floods and the area damaged by the Great Fire of Funchal in 1584. This tour helps to support students at the University of Madeira who are facing financial difficulties.  

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 929 reviews

I only had one day in Funchal and I really enjoyed getting to know the town through the eyes of my amazing Dutch tourguide, Ellen! I would highly recommend this walking tour.

Hannah was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Madeira. The tour was thorough and we have been well introduced to Funchal. Excellent.

An interesting guided tour of the historical old town of Funchal. Magda shared her knowledge of the area and clearly enjoys her work

Great tour! It was just us and the guide. Very inforamtive and interesting. Would recommend!

We did enjoy the city tour very much. Yannick, our guide, was very knowledgeable.