No matter what time of the year you may be planning to visit, its mild climate makes Funchal the ideal destination for a holiday as this 500-year old city, is filled with many interesting sites yet small and friendly offering a real holiday atmosphere.
The best way to enjoy Funchal’s historic centre in on foot. You can start your exploration at the Gothic Cathedral, built in the 16th century and continue the Collegiate Church, whose sober facade hides an interior rich in 17th century gilt woodwork, altar pieces and tile panels.
On the opposite side of the Largo do Município, in the former Bishop's Palace, is the Museum of Sacred Art, the core of whose collection is Flemish art of the 15th and 16th centuries, evidence of the trade contacts with Flanders, to which sugar cane grown on the island was sold.
The perfectly cobbled streets in the centre offer a mixture of modern shopping areas, cafés, bars & restaurants where tourist enjoy while holidaying on the island.