Free cultural and natural tour of Funchal

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish, French
Guru: Nina
Registered on October 23, 2022

Hi, I'm Nina de Castro, a mountain and cultural guide on the Island of Madeira. I have had a travel company for more than 8 years and to which I dedicate my life. I love what I do, I love teaching the people who visit us our history, nature, our cultural richness with more than 600 years. I wait for you on our wonderful Island, the Island of Flowers, of thousands of stories for a Cultural Tour.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

We will begin this free tour of Funchal by meeting at the indicated time in front of the Chapel of Santa Catarina , located in the park with the same name.

 After a brief introduction, we will take a walk next to the Marina do Funchal and, from this port in the capital of Madeira, we will continue the free tour until we stop in front of the palace-fortress of São Lourenço. This ancient fortress has been built in 1513, and later during the Spanish rule of Portugal.
We will talk to you about the strategic importance of this fort, considered one of the main military enclaves of Madeira.

We will continue the tour through the center of the city talking a little about its nature and we will pass by the Funchal Cathedral , before going down the Avenida do Mar , where we will contemplate the exterior architecture of the Madeira Assembly and the Funchal Gate. From there we will go to another Fortress of San Tiago to the old town of Funchal where we will pass through the oldest street in the city, known today, The street with art, with the painted doors.
At the end of the tour, time to give references to nature tours, museums and Madeiran restaurants to taste our gastronomy and traditional drinks.

 I wait for you!

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  • Meeting point:
    Santa Catarina Park, Av. do Infante 1...
    Santa Catarina Park, Av. do Infante 18, 9000-015 Funchal, Portugal
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    I will always be in front of the Chapel of Santa Catrina with a purple umbrella Free Cultural and Natural Tour of Funchal

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Marta 19 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Al llegar al punto de encuentro, el guía nos dijo que no realizaba el tour porque éramos pocas personas
Cristina 17 Jun 2024
La Seu d'Urgell

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Muy profesional
Bjorn Cornelis 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Nina es una guía estupenda, con el conocimiento que solo pueden tener los locales. El paseo duró tres horas, pero pasaron volando. Completemente recomendable.
Estíbaliz 05 Jun 2024
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Nina muy profesional, pero también cercana, nos dio bastante información tanto histórica como cultural de la isla. Muy interesante la experiencia. La recomiendo.
Maribel 03 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Gran conocedora de la historia que tiene esta maravillosa isla, nos ha gustado mucho, el tiempo vuela con Nina!! La verdad que recomendable para hacerte una idea de los orígenes y rincones que se esconden por Funchal. Gracias Nina
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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