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Funchal Old Town Free Tour

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 the Beerhouse restaurant in Funchal, and begin the free tour around the Funchal'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 for 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 it 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.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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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.

More Information


1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

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.

Digital voucher

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No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



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.


Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

BeerHouse Restaurant Funchal