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Hostess of the entire archipelago, the city of Funchal welcomes you like no other. Well-tempered, verdant and fragrant, it attracts the visitor for extended stays and, of course, is the ideal starting point for wanting to know the rest of the island. A city with more than 500 years of history, Funchal has monuments that you will want to visit: museums, churches, fortresses and real estate of public interest. In addition to its abundant nature, this is also a city that has been reinventing itself, as evidenced by the cultural project “Art of Open Doors” in the Historical Center of Santa Maria, where its painted doors transform the neighborhood into an “art gallery”. ”Permanent.

It is also from the center that Funchal Cable Car departs, another of the city’s attractions that goes up to the parish of Monte, to go back down in the famous Carts. But the city’s business card was not complete without mentioning the green that covers it. Its magnificent gardens replaced fennel, the humble plant that grew in abundance in the area and gave the city its name, giving it a special color and perfume.