Posts Tagged "Madeira"

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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Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

We¬†arrived in Funchal after 1 day at sea. Today we took the shuttle bus into town and proceeded to the cable car on the other side of town. We took the cable car up to the town of Monte where we went into the church and explored the different vistas along the trails. We then returned to Funchal in the cable car and started to explore the streets when we found out that the annual street flower festival began that day.   Booths at the festival Finished flower design Setting up Forms used in set up Setting up Setting up Setting up Funchal Flower Festival Funchal Funchal Funchal Flower...

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Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

In Funchal we took the shuttle bus into town, then we walked to the market. We then proceeded to the cable car that goes to Monte. Up on Monte we strolled around enjoying the sites. Upon returning to Funchal, we had lunch and explored the town before returning to the ship.       Funchal Funchal Funchal Monte – Basket sleigh ride Monte – Basket sleigh ride Monte Monte Funchal from Cable Car Funchal Cable Car Mercado de Lavradores Mercado de Lavradores Mercado de Lavradores Mercado de Lavradores Palacio do Sao Lourenco Funchal (view from...

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Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

In Madeira we took a tour which included a stop at Pico do Serrado ( a mountain overlook), a visit to Monte and ended with a 10 minute wicker sleigh ride down the streets.         Madeira logo Grupo Folklore de Bao Nova (Musical Instrument) Monte Basket Sleigh Ride Monte Basket Sleigh Ride Monte Basket Sleigh Ride Monte Basket Sleigh Ride Church of Encarnacao in Monte Monte View from Pico do Serrado Funchal, Parliament Building Streets of Funchal Funchal, Flower Market Streets of Funchal...

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