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Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming and interesting area with lots of colourful characters, shops, bars, restaurants. Great people watching place.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic part of Funchal is near the bus terminus, cruise port and cable car station - fortunately a ship wasn’t berthed when we visited as it would no doubt feel extremely crowded. It’s very pleasant walking along the narrow cobbled streets or sitting outside...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 2 July 2019

Walking along the main street of this old part of Funchal remains in our memory. A place full of athmosfere! Nothing extraordinary, but the whole place together give's you a nice feeling.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kuki58
Reviewed 18 June 2019

Just wander through the maze of streets and each one will reveal something beautiful and interesting - plenty of lovely restaurants and bars for a bite to eat and a cooling drink. The artists have really made this place so interesting from the painted doors...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank coffeetime93
Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

I think if it’s a hot day I could be a bit busy. Nice area to walk around and see the old building and history Plenty of places to eat and drink I did enjoy looking at the artwork on the doors and windows Every...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank chezr2014
Reviewed 20 May 2019

This is a quirky area with even smaller streets, but with a little bit of a buzz. Restaurants, galleries, shops

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MayDayTraveller
Reviewed 2 May 2019

The painted doors were the main draw but we loved eating in the outside cafes. Definitely try to go in the morning if you want to take door photos.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank nyctravelgirl2
Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

We love this area of funchal. Great market especially the fish market. Narrow cobbled streets with amazing artwork, great tapas bars. Lovely restaurants.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank HunterAndrea
Reviewed 29 April 2019

Head to the Mercado dos lavradores for flowers, fruit and fish and Rua de Santa Maria with its funky cafes and restaurants and street art project. Watch out however for the dodgy Rua L. Coehlo area - we were looking for the Armazem do Mercado...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Essejay
Reviewed 10 April 2019

The area is great to make a stroll through, and something of a must when visiting Funchal, but the tourist touch makes it possibly too crowded.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Torger B
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