Posts Tagged "Madeira"

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

On April 22, 2016, we reached our last port of call, Funchal, the capital of the islands of Madeira. Situated on a mountainous island, Funchal is a part of Portugal. We rode around the island visiting the Municipal Market and the Flower Market, which is just outside of it. From the harbor part of the city, all buildings and farming rise up on the cliffs. We traveled to Camara de Lobos, a small fishing village nestled in a cove. On the way there were many views out to the sea and of the ragged shoreline. One of the prominent features was a giant rock, Cabo Girao, that rose steeply from the...

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Funchal, Madeira

March 21st. After 8 days at sea we docked in Funchal, Madeira at 8:00am on a bright sunny day. We left the Prinsendam after breakfast at 9:15 am and decided to walk the half mile into town along the new promenade even though a shuttle bus was provided. We ventured past the church and strolled the narrow streets until we came to the market, with it’s flowers, vegetables and fish stalls. From the market we went over to the cable car and took it up to Monte where we had a cappacino and enjoyed the views of the city below. Returning to Funchal we had lunch at a local restaurant. We then...

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Funchal, Madeira

  Madeira Botanical Gardens on a hill above Funchal

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Madeira, Portugal

  Looking to the sea in Madeira

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Funchal, Madeira

After a day at sea we landed on the island of Madeira. We docked in Funchal the Capital, where we decided to visit the Madeira Botanical Garden. The garden is situated up on a hillside. To get there we walked into town along the new waterfront promenade to the Cable car to Monte. We proceeded to take the cable car up to Monte. At Monte we walked over to another cable car which took us over and down to the Botanical Garden. We spent all morning viewing the various levels of the garden. After our visit, we retraced our steps back to Funchal and the ship. In the evening we went to dinner at the...

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