Igreja Inglesa - The English Church

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Funchal: Historical Walking Tour

1. Funchal: Historical Walking Tour

Explore historic Funchal on a 2-hour guided walking tour. Begin at the walls of the city and learn about the attack on Funchal by the French army in 1566. Enter the English Church and hear about the foreign community that inhabited Madeira for over 5 centuries. Take in Funchal from the Cruzes viewpoint and see the area where João Gonçalves Zarco, the founder of Madeira, used to live. Learn why the nuns of Santa Clara were a tourist attraction some 200 years ago and where the foreign princes used to enjoy the island’s best queijadas. Visit some of the most notable churches in Funchal and hear about the individuals that sponsored their construction.


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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 33 reviews

The tour was great fun. My guide, Annika, took part in the European Erasmus program and was able to tell very well about the history of the city and point out many details that you would not see on a normal city tour. So we went to the British Cemetery, various gardens and courtyards, and the largest bookstore. Even though I was all alone, the tour was carried out, which made the whole thing a once in a lifetime experience. Thanks very much! Definitely a big recommendation :)

Had actually booked the scary tour, which then did not take place and then alternatively took part in the historical tour. There were four of us and we loved it! Learned a lot and you could ask questions at any time. Very entertaining, didn't feel like 2 hours. Our city guide also dealt with us individually and always asked if everything fits and we want to go to the fish market, for example, or if that doesn't work for someone, gladly again :)

So much information, enjoyed the walk and the guide was very knowledgeable.

Interesting information about Funchal's history and places of interest

Lovely friendly tour guide.

Interesting walk around Funchal with a local guide