Praça do Colombo (Columbus Square), Funchal

Praça do Colombo (Columbus Square), Funchal

Praça do Colombo is a very famous square in Funchal. Set among colonial style houses, it played a vital role in shaping Madeira’s history. Near the square is the Sugar Museum, located in the former house of Joao Esmeraldo, a friend of Christopher Columbus. Around the square you will find some interesting shops, restaurants, bars and tea houses.

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Funchal. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Praça do Colombo (Columbus Square) on Map

Sight Name: Praça do Colombo (Columbus Square)
Sight Location: Funchal, Portugal (See walking tours in Funchal)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Funchal, Portugal

Create Your Own Walk in Funchal

Create Your Own Walk in Funchal

Creating your own self-guided walk in Funchal is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Monte Walking Tour

Monte Walking Tour

Monte is a spectacular green area of Funchal, and also the favored destination of the island’s first tourists, who stopped en route to and from Africa and the Americas. Getting to and from Monte is half the fun: up on the cable car and down on an exhilarating dry toboggan run. The attractive hilltop area of Monte is 550 meters above sea level and is a six kilometer climb northeast of Funchal....  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
Funchal Introduction Walking Tour

Funchal Introduction Walking Tour

Funchal, the capital of Portuguese Madeira archipelago, is a lovely sea town, renowned for its picturesque harbor, gardens and Madeira wine cellars, but even more so for its rich colonial heritage – forts, cathedrals, and castles. The most notable of them are the centuries-old Funchal Cathedral, a blend of Gothic and Romanesque styles with a masterly carved wooden ceiling, and the 17th century...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles