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Best things to do in Madeira

Establishment
“Just a block away and you can be soaring through the air on your way to Monte, Botanical Gardens and/or Tropical Gardens.”
8 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Nightpub with an irish pub / sports bar vibe. Best known for it's drink menu featuring beverages from all around the world, occasional live music, and the classic car on display. Rated 4,0/5 on TripAdvisor. ”
10 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Walk along the promenade towards Camâra de Lobos or back into Funchal. Beautiful walk along the coast.”
6 locals recommend
Cable Car
“The longest cable car from city center to "Monte" where you can visit the "Monte Palace, tropical garden by José, Berardo" and come back down in 4 different ways, cable car to funchal, cable car to Jardim Botanico (near home), car or the famouse "carrinho de cestos".”
7 locals recommend
Route
“The Lido Promenade is a seafront walkway that provides a pedestrian link between the Lido area and Formosa Beach. The entire path affords far-reaching views over the Atlantic.”
12 locals recommend
Church
“Vale a pena visitar a linda catedral do Funchal. --- It is worth visiting the beautiful cathedral of Funchal.”
7 locals recommend
Factory
“The Madeira Wine Company was founded in 1913, incorporating several companies or independent producers who joined forces. The cellars are open to the public and in addition to the architectural curiosity there are tasting rooms, warehouses a shop and an exhibition area. All together, the history of Madeira wine is told, from the production process in the vineyard until its transformation into Madeira wine in its many varieties, Sercial, Malvasia, Verdelho and Boal. ”
8 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The biggest Shopping center in Madeira, with shops, restaurants, cinema, supermarket, etc...”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Based in a 200 year old building that once served as a salt warehouse, it was repurposed as a restaurant, presenting itself as a new gastronomic option with contemporary cuisine inspired in the traditional Portuguese gastronomy, where the regional influence is naturally present. Rated 9,1/10 on TheFork (TripAdvisor).”
13 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“During your visit to Madeira it is practically required that you take a boat ride at sea for cetacean observation. Its excellent location allows viewing of these species throughout the year.”
4 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“It´s a nice place with beautifull views. Go by cable car from the oldtown in Funchal.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Both trails begin on the regional road (E.R. 110), and go down as far as the Rabaçal government house. The trails diverge along two parallel levadas located on different levels. Trail PR 6.1, goes along Levada do Risco, at 1000m above sea level, taking the hiker to an impressive waterfall, which falls horizontally creating a ridge in the rock. If you go down to PR6 you can visit the 25 Spring Lagoon (Lagoa das 25 Fontes), created by the waters which come down from the Mountain Marsh (Paul da Serra) and mysteriously appear from behind the wall that forms the lagoon, where you can see more than 25 springs. ”
4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Sunset walk along the Tunnel than opens to Praia Formosa. The views onto Cabo girão are breathtaking. Go for a swim, have a coral beer, taste the local limpets or bolo do caco with garlic butter. My fav beach.”
11 locals recommend
Establishment
“At the Café do Teatro, adjacent to the Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre, enjoy a romantic and sophisticated atmosphere. In addition to its famous cocktails, they occasionally have DJs spinning tunes in the inside patio.”
8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“It’s quite an adventure to walk to this beach a couple of kilometres east of Câmara de Lobos. The pathway hugs the coast and sections cut straight through the cliffs. There are caves on the way, battered by the ocean surf, and after a little while you’ll come to this sheltered beach. With large pebbles it’s more of a location to ramble and take in the scenery, or head to the small promenade where there are a couple of restaurants.”
12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“ideal for small kids and grownups you have both , our village is also very pretty to visit”
9 locals recommend