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Welcome to Funchal Golf

With many delightful courses, pure coastal breeze from the Atlantic ocean, great fresh gastronomy and fantastic weather conditions, the Funchal is a Golf Bliss for most golfers.


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Funchal History

Funchal population is approximately 140,000 and is the capital of the Madeira Islands of Portugal. Funchal is also the largest city on the islands. It was founded by João Gonçalves Zarco in 1421 and was elevated to city status by King Manuel I in 1508.

Today Funchal is a modern city, located in a unique area; the natural geological features form an "amphitheatre" surrounding the city, which begins at the harbour and rises almost 1200 metres high on gentle slopes. This provides a natural shelter and was what attracted the first settlers.

Madeira's capital for more than five centuries, Funchal is said to have been named as such because of the abundance of fennel (funcho - in portuguese) that was growing there.

Part of Funchal Municipality is Ilhas Selvagens (Savage Islands ), one nature reserve 160 km (100 mi) South of Funchal.

Funchal is bypassed by a superhighway to the north east and southwest which accesses to Santa Cruz, the Madeira airport and Ribeira Brava. The best harbour and the best climate combined with an excellent geographical position allowed Funchal to have a rapid population growth.

The city can easily be explored by foot and no matter where your hotel is located (as long as it is in the Funchal tourist area) you will find no difficulty in walking into the city centre to delight at its sights and sounds. Probably the most central point is the ‘Sé’ Cathedral. Built between 1493 and 1514 by Gil Eanes it represents one of Madeira's

Nearby Funchal Locations of Interest

Botanical Gardens
Carrinho do Monte
Cathedral - Sé do Funchal
Caves of São Vicente - (São Vicente)
Centre of Living Science - (Porto Moniz)
Chapel - Capela de Penha de França
Chapel - Capela de Santa Catarina
Chapel - Capela de São Nicolau - (Câmara de Lobos)
Church - Igreja do Colégio (also Town Hall)
Convento de Santa Clara
Curral das Freiras - (Ribeira dos Socorridos)
Customs House
Forte de Santiago
Garden of Orchids
Garden - Jardim de Quinta da Boa Vista
Garden - Jardim de Quinta das Cruzes
Garden - Jardim de Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro
Garden - Jardim da Santa Catarina
Garden - Jardim de São Francisco
Home - Casa de Cristóvão Colombo - (Porto Santo)
Home - Quinta Magnólia
Home - Quinta Vigia
Island of Porto Santo
Nature Reserve of Madeira - (Porto Moniz)
Nature Reserve of Miradouro do Garajau - (Caniço)
Nature Reserve of Ponta de São Lourenço - (Caniçal)
Nature Reserve of Sítio da Rocha do Navio - (Santana)
Palácio de São Lourenço
Paul da Serra
Pico do Areeiro - (Highest Point on Island)
The Deserted Islands

Funchal Map ( Click Here )

Funchal Golf
Palheiro · Santo da Serra

Funchal Weather

Funchal Information
291 211 000 - Town Hall
291 222 122 - Fire Brigade
291 757 303 - Police
291 416 656 - Transit Police
291 742 241 - Hospital
291 419 269 - Emergency Treatment
291 422 122 - Ambulance
291 225 658 - Tourist Office
291 966 300 - Airport
800 296 296 - Support to Tourists
112 - SOS

Funchal Beaches
There are so many lovely interesting sandy beaches in Funchal that you will find amongst them a good selection on which to enjoy your holiday. Everyone has their favourites and these are often hidden away from the more popular ones! When you see the sign “Praia” this means in Portuguese “beach”.

List of Main Beaches
Praia do Areeiro
Praia da Barreirinha
Praia da Calheta
Praia das Cavacas
Praia do Clube Naval do Funchal
Praia da Fontinha
Praia da Formosa
Praia do Funchal
Praia Galo Mar
Praia do Governador
Praia da Lage
Praia Lido
Praia da Madelena do Mar
Praia da Marina do Funchal
Praia Nova
Praia das Palmeiras
Praia de Ponta do Sol
Praia de Porto Moniz
Praia de Porto Santo
Praia da Prainha
Praia da Ribeira Brava
Praia da Ribeira do Faial

Funchal Nearby Locations
Porto Santo


Funchal Centre

Funchal Docks

Funchal Sun Set

Funchal Centre

Funchal at Night

Funchal Casino

Funchal Centre

Funchal Centre

Funchal Centre

Madeira Town


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