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Funchal Market & Toboggan Botanical Gardens Tour

    Tour Operator: Madeira Island Tours     3h 30m     Travel method: Walking     Region: Madeira

Visit a local market, the statue of Christ and more!


Group of 1 to 4 People: 75€
Group of 5 to 8 People: 95€


  • 3.5 hours


  • The Funchal Market excursion starts with the pickup from your Cruiseship. Funchal's Vibrant main market, the Mercado dos Lavradores, sells a colorful array of fish, exotic fruits and local crafts. Housed in a yellow building covered with tiles, it was designed in the 1930s by Edmundo Tavares. Flower sellers in traditional island costumes have populated the entrance to the market.
  • At Monte Toboggan you can slide in a wicker basket mounted on wooden runners, it is possible to cover the 2 km (1 mile) descent from Monte to Funchal in 10 Minutes. This Trip is made by thousands of people every year, they are fascinated by the experience of traveling at high speed down a public highway on a wooden sled.
    Ernest Hemingway once described it as "exhilarating". A cushioned seat softens the ride, and passengers are in the safe hands of the toboggan drivers, who push and steer from the rear, using their rubber-soled boots as brakes.
    Madeiran Tobogganing was invented as a form of transportation in 1850.

Tickets for this are the following:

Single Person: 25€
Two Persons: 30€
Three Persons: 40€

  • Surrounded by the mountains in the North and the ocean in the South, in Funchal amphitheater, the botanical garden of Madeira is about 3km (1.86 miles) from the city center.

  • Garajau is Portuguese for tern and the village is named after the attractive black-headed seabirds. Garajau's prominent landmark is the huge statue of Christ, which was erected in 1927. It is a replica of the Christ, in Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon. It offers fine views of Funchal and of passing cruises heading for the harbor.

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Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes!

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