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Funchal Cathedral: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • 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.  

    Julian was great! He was very knowledgeable and confident and able to answer our questions. He was really friendly and informative, such a pleasant guide

  • Funchal: Private Guided Walking Tour

    2. Funchal: Private Guided Walking Tour

    Begin your private walking tour in the Mercado dos Lavradores. Learn how the history of Madeira and Funchal shaped the city center as you visit the most important points of interest.

    Visit the main farmer's market to discover regional products. Explore the city’s medieval heart dating from the Golden Age of Sugar and discover the beautiful 17th-century religious monuments.

    Continue through the Old Town, passing the Sea Avenue and visiting the City Door, once the main gate from the Sea to the Madeiran capital.

    Next, stop at the famous Funchal Cathedral, visit the interior of the Church, and marvel at its amazing roof and gold carving. Make your way along Avenue Arriaga to see the Palace of São Lourenço and the Marina of Funchal. End the tour in Catarina City Park.

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What people are saying about Funchal Cathedral

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 540 reviews

Good friendly guide. Excellent English, informative and knowledgeable. Took time and trouble to look after the three visitors, two quite young, one older. She judged the pace well and I never felt rushed.

Julian was great! He was very knowledgeable and confident and able to answer our questions. He was really friendly and informative, such a pleasant guide

Really good tour. Interesting and quite nice to learn a bit more about the city. Plus great cause to support. we had a great time and would do it again

Frederica was friendly & very knowledgeable. The tour gave me a great idea of the layout of the city

It was a very interesting and nice tour. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Funchal.