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Funchal (Madeira), Portugal

The island of Madeira is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 370 miles off the coast of Morocco. For over 100 years tourists have enjoyed its rugged volcanic peaks, beautiful tropical coastline and a climate that's never too hot or cold. Madeira lace and Madeira wine are both still produced here in the Old World tradition. Many hidden valleys, peaks and botanical gardens are just waiting to be explored. Funchal (Madeira) can be visited on one of our many Europe cruises

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Funchal (Madeira), Portugal

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

As you arrive at the port of Funchal, you won't want to miss the stunning architecture of the port itself or the beautiful decorative paving.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Experience the wonderful scenery and stunning natural formations on the island of Madeira. Take a scenic drive along the coves and bays of Madeira's coastline and past the colourful fishing village of Camara de Lobos. Stop for photographs at Cabo Girão, the second-highest sea cliff in the world.
  • Try a unique and exhilarating basket-sled ride down the mountain to Funchal.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Visit the Wine Lodge of the Madeira Wine Association, where you'll have the opportunity to sample and purchase some of the world-renowned Madeira wines.

Local Currency

Portugal's official currency is the euro (EUR). Credit cards are accepted. Traveller's cheques are also accepted but can be expensive to cash.

Weather in Funchal (Madeira), Portugal


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 66.4° 19.11°
Average Low 55.6° 13.11°
Mean Temperature 61° 16.11°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 4.1 in 10.41 cm

    Before You Visit

    Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.