Wondering what to do in Funchal? Well, you can easily get a great view of all the things to see in Funchal from the sky! Hop on the cable car and enjoy the best views of the bay, the harbor, and the city. You can access the cable car from Avenida Almirante Reis. This is one of the most relaxing and picturesque Funchal activities, and the views get great as you rise 560 metres to the district of Monte. The 15-minute ride begins with a pass over the old town, which is home to some of the essential places to visit in Funchal like the Cathedral of Funchal, the Convent of Santa Clara, and Lavradores Market.
Known for its exotic subtropical flowers, the Madeira Botanical Garden is one of the most popular Funchal attractions. Located south of the city, its herbal greenhouses are located in spectacular terraces. Another one of the best things to do in Funchal is to visit the cellars of Blandy, a famous wine maker and a place where you can admire the craftsmanship of the prestigious wines of Madeira.
Other attractions in Funchal which have won international claim are its volcanic sand beaches. Do not miss the Praia do Gorgulho, Praia Formosa, the Lido's two saltwater pools, and Ponta Gorda.
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