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Amazing painted doorways.

An interesting part of old Funchal but the constant invites to view menus and look at fish becomes... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
GeordieIanD
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Small streets

A lot of beautiful old streets with a lot of art, painted on the doors, each one more beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jan16Vera
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Brecht, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An interesting part of old Funchal but the constant invites to view menus and look at fish becomes rather tiring. Remain polite but firm if you want to see the whole area.

Thank GeordieIanD
Reviewed 4 days ago

A lot of beautiful old streets with a lot of art, painted on the doors, each one more beautiful than the other. You could go on and on.

Thank Jan16Vera
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wander round the old town a couple of times. Good art work on the doors and some walls. Narrow cobbled streets and lanes with plenty of restaurants. Felt a bit claustrophobic to be honest but was worth the walk around.

Thank agnesmurphy
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many wonderful restaurants to choose from, so little time. . .excellent regional cuisine with dozens of restaurants all located in one easy-to-navigate path of gastronomy!!

Thank CapeCodSue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so cute with cobblestone streets, full of restaurants , they are a little pushy to try their restaurants though, On Rua de Santa Maria there are so many to try, Great fish @ Gaviao Novo #131 and the staff was very nice. Taberna Ruel #119...More

Thank Lezas2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent six out of seven evenings in the Zona Velha during our week's vacation in Madeira and loved the hustle and bustle of the busy streets bursting with tempting little restaurants. The only evening we didn't visit we decided to try the hotel zone,...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 9 October 2018

There are so many restaurants in this area you might chance to try them all. Don't be put off by the waiters jumping out at you for your custom they are only don't their job. They are always very polite when you say no.

Thank BrianNortern
Reviewed 6 October 2018

In this part of the town, you have everything that you wish for, some of the best bars, pubs and restaurants, for every taste. the painted doors are an ex libris.

Thank CristianoNunes92
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Lots of restaurants in the old town zone ....with variety of cuisine wall art and paintings worth seeing good place to know the culture of madeira

Thank simongild
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We always enjoy visiting Funchal's 'Old Town'. From morning to night the place always feels alive, especially on Fridays - market day. Visting the market (fruit, veg and fish) is a must. So easy to get to with the Centro bus station close by as...More

Thank terpau
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