Funchal

Funchal

Subtropical Funchal is the capital of Madeira and a boon for foodies, culture and history buffs. Take the Funchal Cable Car for the best views of the city, paying a visit to the Monte Palace gardens and the nearby Botanical Gardens. 
Your cruise ship will dock about 2km from the city centre and it’s a short, slightly uphill walk into town, which is small enough to explore on foot.