Apartment, Holiday Rentals & Accommodations in Funchal, Portugal
Funchal is the capital city of the island of Madeira, which lies just off the coast of Portugal. Funchal gets its name from the abundance of fennel that grows on the island.From the 15th to 17th century, Funchal was an important shipping port. It is also widely regarded as one of the most beautiful Portuguese cities. Visitors can choose to stay in a bed and breakfast, hotel or apartment, and should be sure to see the beautiful Botanical Gardens, which house a wide array of cacti and plant life. The Mercado Dos Lavradores market is also a must-see – here you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables,handicrafts and local pottery. The Funchal cable car will take you up to the Monte Palace gardens, where breathtaking views are on offer.