Immerse yourself in Funchal’s most sophisticated hub, right at your front door in Praça Colombo. Explore Funchal’s most unforgettable destinations – Sé Cathedral, The Old Town, the market, and the seafront at praça do Povo – just a short walk away from your home in Esmeraldo St. 18. The downtown has yet more to offer. Lose yourself in the streets and squares; savour what cosmopolitan life has in store for you. Art, culture, cuisine, shopping, history.
— The city is yours.
A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF FLAVOURS.
Innovative culinary concepts are emerging at establishments all around Praça Colombo and Esmeraldo18.
The options abound just a short step from your Apartment : from eclectic yet modern Pubs to sophisticated signature restaurants; from the Downtown’s elegant and emblematic Cafés to the charming Tea Houses and elegant spots for a relaxing nightcap.
To taste Madeira is to try Madeira wine, honey cakes, black scabbardfish, limpets, “bolo do caco” bread, bananas with syrup, tuna steak, fried cornmeal, meat kabobs on laurel spits, homemade couscous, wheat soup… Need to say more? A list of tasty delicacies that will make your head spin. Madeira Archipelago’s gastronomy reflects the soul of simple, generous and hospitable people.
AN UNMATCHED SHOPPING EXPERIENCE.
In Funchal’s revitalised Downtown, retail stores and shopping centres with a variety of offerings to suit your taste extend along sidewalks.
Classic boutiques, and national and international brands prosper beside art galleries, book stores, and the fashion industry.
Glamour and excitement collide in a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.
A MULTICULTURAL STAGE.
Live music, theatre, dance, exhibits, are just a modicum of the options available in Funchal’s downtown.
Visiting Funchal is having a number of unique experiences never to be forgotten. The Old Town is the ideal setting for such experiences. Here, creativity can be found year-round, with attractions setting the stage for many opportunities to feel the city. The “Painted Doors” community enhancement project was an invitation to local artists to upgrade doors and building façades, converting the streets into an outdoor art gallery. A number of restaurants and lots of night-life let you experience and feel this part of the city in a different way.
In Funchal, culture is celebrated at every corner in a vibrant, inspiring cosmopolitan setting.