Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Funchal

Funchal is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Funchal one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Funchal is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Funchal or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Funchal. Explore the historical monuments of Funchal with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Funchal guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Funchal page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Funchal with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Monte Palace Tropical Garden

    #1 of 7 Historical Places in Funchal
    Monte Palace Tropical Garden

    Tags: Garden, Palace, Tourist Center, Nature

    Address: Caminho do Monte, 174, 9050-288 Funchal

    Timings: 09:30 am - 03:30 pm Details

    Immerse yourself in the wonder of Nature in the green kingdom of plants and shrubs knitted tightly like a strand in a massive web of life. The scent of Azaleas and Orchids drift through the air, stirr...Read more

  2. Igreja De Nossa Senhora Do Monte

    #2 of 7 Historical Places in Funchal
    Igreja De Nossa Senhora Do Monte

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Monte, Funchal, Madeira 9050-208, Portugal

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    In 1565 the wealthy families in Funchal created the parish of Nossa Senhora do Monte. It was a summer refuge for the nuveau riche. They constructed cottages along the hills. The mild climate attracted...Read more

  3. Cathedral Se Funchal

    #3 of 7 Historical Places in Funchal
    Cathedral Se Funchal

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: Rua do Aljube 13, 9000-067 Funchal, Portugal

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    In 1490s, Manuel I sent his architect to work on the design of the cathedral of Funchal.The church was built in Gothic style to appeal to the most powerful emotion whether springing from faith or from...Read more

  4. Santa Clare Monastery

    #4 of 7 Historical Places in Funchal
    Santa Clare Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site, Monastery

    Address: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The monastery was built with a clear vision. A vision of the raw mixture of pain, sweat, prayer, learning, reflecting, editing and dreaming. The constant turmoil begins to subside as you start to medi...Read more

  5. Ireja De Sao Pedro

    #5 of 7 Historical Places in Funchal
    Ireja De Sao Pedro

    Tags: Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site, Cathedral

    Address: Rua de Sao Pedro, 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Get away from the hustle and bustle of busy life and step into a calm and serene church. Find solace from the beauty of the architecture. It is surrounded by an air of calm, very peaceful to sit and c...Read more

  6. Laurisilva Of Madeira

    #6 of 7 Historical Places in Funchal
    Laurisilva Of Madeira

    Tags: Forest, Unesco Site

    Address: 9240, Portugal

    This forest, is one of the most rich basin of flora and fauna. Making it easily to the UNESCO list, this area has now been titled as a World Heritage Site. It is a subtropical forest with high humidit...Read more

  7. Praca Da Autonomia

    #7 of 7 Historical Places in Funchal
    Praca Da Autonomia

    Tags: Monument

    Address: Praça da Autonomia, 9000-079 Funchal, Portugal

    Praça da Autonomia is a historical monument in Funchal, Portugal. It is not missed frequently, as its height is very conspicuous. The tall statue overlooks the waters, and the blue waters go we...Read more

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Top Tours for Historical Places in Funchal

  • History Tellers
    History Tellers8 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Your 2-hour tour to the emblematic monuments of this part of the town will be guided by a former university student or a Euro...

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  • Discover Madeira Sea and Land Tour
    Discover Madeira Sea and Land TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Combination tours: 2 different trips-same day/alternate days-ONE price!1. Seek adventure and take a thrilling Jeep excursion....

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  • Funchal Jesuits' College Tour
    Funchal Jesuits' College TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    Your tour to the emblematic monuments of this part of the town will be guided by a former university student integrated in th...

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  • Madeira Exquisite Food on Foot Tours
    Madeira Exquisite Food on Foot ToursNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Introducing Funchal to the World - Food & Cultural tourPrepare yourself for a sensory journey across the island. On this ...

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