Funchal is one of my favorite places in Europe, which is the capital of the island Madeira, belonging to Portugal. It is a very colorful flower island, which inspires me. There are so many things to do and 101 nice places.

Walk through the old town, enjoy the flair of the Mercado and go up to the hill by the great cable track.

Don´t miss to drink the good madeira wine!

Places to see in Funchal

  • Telefrico, the cable track to the monte
  • Carros de Cesto, a crazy ride with the Toboggan. The toboggans are baskets, where u can sit in and 2 men are controlling it and roll you down from the monte t
  • Kathedrale Sé
  • Jardim Municipal (the biggest garden in town)
  • Mercado dos Lavradores: very nice market with good and fresh fruits and flowers. You can get there crazy things like tomatoe-passionfruit, banana-passionfruits and eatable Philodendron
  • Santa Catarina Park

Special Food in Funchal

  • Espetada em Pau de Lauro: this is a traditional food, meat on a bay leaf stick
  • You will get there often a traditional Bolo de caco, which is a garlic bread
  • Fresh Fruits from the Mercado
  • Seafood
  • Don´t miss to drink the madeira wine
  • Try the beer from madeira, it is called Coral

Transportation in Funchal

  • enjoy walking
  • cable track
  • bus

Porto ClockTower in the center of Porto



Porto is the second largest city of Portugal with about 240.000 citizens. The main river “Duoro” rans into the Atlantic Ocean. The summers are nice and the winters are not so cold. It is rarely under 0 degree Celsius. On the photo you can see the amazing city hall of Porto.

Sightseeing in Porto

  • Ponte Luis 1 and the Duoro
  • City Hall
  • Dragão Stadium Porto
  • Mercado do Bolhao Mo 7-5, Sat 7-1
  • Lello & lrmao book store
  • Sao Francisco golden Church
  • Luz e Som – Edifício Transparente (surfing, amazing sunsets, good food, …)

Delicious Food in Porto

  • Nata Lisboa: the slogan is “the world needs nata”. Try the empades with chicken and a nata
    Rua Santa Catarina, nr499
  • Munchie – the burger kitchen: this is not fast food, they make very good burgers with special fries, which you can enjoy in the sun. Praca Filipa de Lencastre, nr183
  • Rua – tapas & music bar: delicious portugies food and live music from wednesday to sunday. Travessa de Cedofeita, nr20
  • Tapabento – restaurante & tapas bar: this was our favorite place to eat. We really liked the vegetable soup and the potatoe pie. The server were very friendly. Rua da Madeira, nr222


  • 3 day ticket for bus and train
    If you arrive at the airport in Porto you can buy a 3 day for only 15€ at the Tourismus interactive store on the 1th floor
  • You can walk to a lot of sightseeing attractions in Porto.