Igreja Inglesa - The English Church

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Funchal: Historical Walking Tour

1. Funchal: Historical Walking Tour

Explore historic Funchal on a 2-hour guided walking tour. Begin at the walls of the city and learn about the attack on Funchal by the French army in 1566. Enter the English Church and hear about the foreign community that inhabited Madeira for over 5 centuries. Take in Funchal from the Cruzes viewpoint and see the area where João Gonçalves Zarco, the founder of Madeira, used to live. Learn why the nuns of Santa Clara were a tourist attraction some 200 years ago and where the foreign princes used to enjoy the island’s best queijadas. Visit some of the most notable churches in Funchal and hear about the individuals that sponsored their construction.

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What people are saying about Igreja Inglesa - The English Church

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Our guide was excellent. Her English was perfect. She was very knowledgeable and was always ready to say if she did not know the answer to our questions. She had a good sense of humour, listened well and was clear about where we were going. She set a good pace, sensing the right pace for us two fit but older people. We finished the tour feeling we had spent the afternoon with a friendly and interesting young person. It was a delight. Thank you. Will recommend this tour to others.

The tour was great fun. My guide, Annika, took part in the European Erasmus program and was able to tell very well about the history of the city and point out many details that you would not see on a normal city tour. So we went to the British Cemetery, various gardens and courtyards, and the largest bookstore. Even though I was all alone, the tour was carried out, which made the whole thing a once in a lifetime experience. Thanks very much! Definitely a big recommendation :)

So much information, enjoyed the walk and the guide was very knowledgeable.

Interesting information about Funchal's history and places of interest

A knowledgable ,friendly guide with excellent language skills.