Jesuit College of Funchal

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Funchal: Old Town Walking Tour

1. Funchal: Old Town Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Jesuit's College of Funchal, Madeira University to begin this 2-hour guided walking tour of Funchal. Learn how the history of Madeira and Funchal shaped the city centre as you visit the most important points of interest. Travel down the 19th century public walkway between the Municipal Theatre and the Cathedral, where sugarcane was first planted in Madeira, during the 15th century. Explore the city’s medieval heart dating from the Golden Age of Sugar and discover the beautiful 17th century religious monuments. Visit the ruins of the old Pilory Square and other remnants from past floods and the area damaged by the Great Fire of Funchal in 1584. This tour helps to support students at the University of Madeira who are facing financial difficulties.  

Funchal: Wine and Sugar Walking Tour

2. Funchal: Wine and Sugar Walking Tour

Join a former student of the University of Madeira, or a volunteer of the university's Erasmus Madeiran Heritage program, and get fascinating explanations about the cultural history of the island and its importance to the historical trade routes of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Learn more about some of the famous visitors to Madeira and what they contributed to the island. Explore the wine-making industry and its impact on global history, and visit emblematic buildings, such as the 15th-century Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Go to the Old Customs House, built at the height of Madeira's importance to the sugar industry, and discover one of the oldest tourist centers.

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What people are saying about Jesuit College of Funchal

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 877 reviews

We had a great tour with Hannah. Hannah packed an incredible amount of information into good stories in a very clear and personable way. We had a lot of fun and learned a lot. By the way, the tour supports the students on site. Highly Recommended.

Very enjoyable and interesting walk round the old town. Great guide from the Netherlands - very knowledgeable and lovely personality.

An interesting guided tour of the historical old town of Funchal. Magda shared her knowledge of the area and clearly enjoys her work

Very nice tour and very kind guide. We were only 2 people on tour, which made it very easy to communicate

Great tour! It was just us and the guide. Very inforamtive and interesting. Would recommend!