Downtown Funchal: A Self-Guided Audio Tour Through the Old City

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Departs: Madeira, Madeira

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Wander along worn cobblestone roads, picturesque coastlines, and down alleyways filled with mystery on this self-guided walking tour through downtown Funchal. Along the way, you’ll see historical sites and the iconic Old Town known to locals as “Zona Velha”.

You’ll visit Madeira’s only cathedral, the city’s oldest wine cellar, the Jesuit Church in all its splendor, Fort São Tiago, and other lesser-known, but equally worth landmarks. By the end of this tour, you’ll understand what all the fuss surrounding white gold was about, and the role Madeira played in the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.

Highlights on this tour include:

• Sé Cathedral
• Mercado dos Lavradores
• D'Oliveiras Wine Cellar
• Fort São Tiago
• CR 7 Museum
• The Old City Ruins

On this walk through downtown Funchal, meet the movers and shakers that transformed the city. Downloading the tour onto the VoiceMap app to enjoy the tour on location or virtually at home.

What's Included

Lifetime access to this tour in English

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

VoiceMap App for Android and iOS

What's Not Included


Smartphone and headphones

Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitiser with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

CR7 Museum
This self-guided audio tour starts outside the CR7 Museum.

• Admission Ticket Free

Palacio de Sao Lourenco
The tour briefly stops outside the Sao Lourenco Palace. You'll hear about the palace before continuing on the walk.

• Admission Ticket Free

Estatua Joao Goncalves Zarco
The tour stops briefly next to a statue of Zarco. You'll learn a bit about who Zarco was and his connection to Funchal before continuing on the walk.

• Admission Ticket Free

The tour stops briefly outside Sé Cathedral. You'll learn about the cathedral before continuing on the tour.

• Admission Ticket Free

Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista
The tour passes by the São Luis de Tolosa Chapel. You'll stop outside the chapel briefly to hear about its history.

• Admission Ticket Free

Pereira d’Oliveira
The tour stops briefly outside D'Oliveiras Madeira Wine Cellar. After hearing about the wine cellar, you'll have the opportunity to go in.

• Admission Ticket Free

Corpo Santo Chapel
The tour passes by Corpo Santo Chapel. It is one of the only buildings still standing from the 1400s.

• Admission Ticket Free

Portas Da Cidade (city Gates)
The tour briefly stops in front of the City Gate Monument.

• Admission Ticket Free

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