What travelers say
The natural geological features of Funchal form a unique ‘Amphitheatre’ surrounding the city. This amphitheatre type formation is almost 1200 m high on gentler slopes and begins at the harbour. Funchal also has rich subtropical vegetation and gets its name from the abundance of fennel (‘funcho’ in Portuguese) grown in the region.
The climate here is very mild, with ... More temperatures ranging from 22°C in summer to 16°C in winter; the region also experiences moderate humidity.
About 140,000 people reside in the city of Funchal. The renowned Madeira wines, fish and fruit form some of the chief exports of the city.
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