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One Day In Funchal/Madeira... Advice?  
User currently offlineHywel From Malaysia, joined Apr 2008, 814 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

Hi everyone,

I will spend one day in Funchal in early November. Arriving at FNC at 08:30 and leaving at 21:00.

What can I do in one day? Has anyone travelled there before, and can you offer any advice? I don't want to spend a huge amount as I'm on a budget (one day car hire seems to be over 100 euros which is a lot...)

Thanks.

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User currently offlineHywel From Malaysia, joined Apr 2008, 814 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

Btw I can't stay at the airport plane-spotting because my sister will be with me  

User currently offlinebaguy From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

The Horarios de Funchal (the local bus service) are excellent - VERY cheap and a good service. Personally I would recommend Cabo Girao which I think is the second highest sea cliff in the world - it's amazing! If you like going for walks there are many 'levada' walks which are easy to do. Also there are the botanical gardens which are famous throughout the world. I find though a lot of the more interesting stuff is in the North of the island for which really you would need a car (you could take a taxi, but all in it would probably cost you nearly as much as hiring a car!)

Hope this helps - anyway at least you will experience the famous FNC approach - it must be one of the scariest in the world!

BAguy


User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4071 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2727 times:

Quoting baguy (Reply 2):
Also there are the botanical gardens which are famous throughout the world.

Correct. Get yourself into downtown (bus, taxi or shuttle service) and take the cable cars up to the botanical gardens. Very beautiful. Oh, and in the end don't forget to tell your sister you need to go back to the airport 4 hours before your flight because of traffic, so you can look at aircraft landing sideways.

What are you doing there for only one day, if you don't mind me asking? It isn't exactly a major transit hub...



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Just a quick reply at the moment:
Include a visit to the market hall (including the "Fish"-annex) located close to the base station of the cable car. It also is on the edge of Funchal's city center.
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineHywel From Malaysia, joined Apr 2008, 814 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
Correct. Get yourself into downtown (bus, taxi or shuttle service) and take the cable cars up to the botanical gardens. Very beautiful. Oh, and in the end don't forget to tell your sister you need to go back to the airport 4 hours before your flight because of traffic, so you can look at aircraft landing sideways.

What are you doing there for only one day, if you don't mind me asking? It isn't exactly a major transit hub...

Thanks, the cable car sounds good. I'm going there as we had a friends' wedding which has since been cancelled. Flights were already booked so thought we might as well go anyway...


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