Funchal is Madeira Island's capital in Portugal. Its name is supposed to have originated from the luxuriant growth of fennel there.
Location of Funchal
Funchal is situated in Madeira Islands in Portugal at the co-ordinates of 32°38'N and 16°54'W. It is Surrounded by Santana in the north, Santa Cruz in the east, in the west Camara de Lobos and the Atlantic Ocean in the south.
Funchal is wonderfully connected to the main land of Portugal through extensive roadways and regular flights to the Madeira Airport.
Sightseeing in Funchal
The exquisite natural beauty of Funchal makes sight seeing an almost redundant activity because every where Nature has been particularly generous. However certain objects of tourist interest can still be found such as the Madeira Wine Lodge, Mercado dos Lavradores, and the Cathedral Sé.
Accommodations at Funchal
Just like any modern city Funchal provides for all sorts of accommodations to match any tourist budget. Opulent luxury and bare essential requirements both go hand in hand. Four star to plain bed and breakfast all are available for the traveler's choice.
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