Discover the rich history and the 16th-century architecture in Madeira's capital with this Funchal Old Town Free Tour. Explore the city centre's charming streets and its vibrant atmosphere.
Funchal Old Town Free Tour
We'll meet at the time indicated at Santa Catarina Park in Funchal, where we'll begin the free tour around the city's old town.
As we explore the charming historic centre, we'll come across the many quaint alleys and cobblestoned streets which characterise the city, perfect for peacefully exploring the area.
During the tour, we'll visit many standout old Forts while the guide explains the great importance of Funchal's defence. We'll see the city's first fort, built in the 16th century, the Sao Lourenco Fortress. It is regarded as the most important example of military architecture in Madeira. The guide will also show us the areas that were destroyed after the great floods and how they recovered.
The tour will take us to other points of interest including the Legislative Assembly, the city's Gate, originally built in the 17th century and later reconstructed in 2004, and the Pillory Square.
You'll also enjoy the impressive street art by local and foreign artists, as well as the vibrant nightlife atmosphere that exudes from the bars and restaurants around the old town.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Free tour around Funchal's old town
When to book?
You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
No printing of documentation required.
Has a gender equality policy.
Promotes local employment.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Santa Catarina Park