Nightlife Walking Tour in Funchal, Funchal (Self Guided)

Funchal has plenty of nighttime interests to suit all tastes. This magnificent city provides loads of entertainment spots that will surely make your night unforgettable. Most of the venues are concentrated downtown, near the harbor. If you are looking for good vibes and quality time, be sure to take this tour.
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Nightlife Walking Tour in Funchal Map

Guide Name: Nightlife Walking Tour in Funchal
Guide Location: Portugal » Funchal (See other walking tours in Funchal)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Author: john
Number Two

1) Number Two

Number Two is a trendy bar located in Funchal’s city center. Once a fishermen’s diner, it grew into a popular and appreciated bar among locals and tourists. The bar serves the best poncha in town, which is a mix of aguardente (the local firewater), freshly squeezed lemon and honey. The venue also has live music and karaoke.

2) Moynihans

Moynihans is the only original Irish pub in Funchal. It opened its doors for the first time in 1996, and since then it has become one of the most visited places. Its location in the city center makes it a perfect spot for the finest in Irish hospitality. Moynihans has a long tradition of friendly service. People from all over the world can be found in Moynihans enjoying the fine selection of food and drinks.

3) Copacabana

Copacabana is a cool discotheque located near the harbor, on the premises of the largest casino in Funchal. The music offered by the DJs is a mix of Latin, European and American dance music. Whether it’s a birthday party, anniversary or any other celebration, come to Copacabana for a party atmosphere, plenty of fun and a wide variety of cocktails.

4) Jam

Jam has proven to be a perfect place for party lovers in Funchal. Its dance and music nights offer one of the best parties, shows and events in the capital of Madeira. The venue plays contemporary music varying from electronic to reggae, samba and drum and bass. Jam is also known for hosting several famous DJs.

5) Marginal

Marginal is located next to Vespas and Jam, making it an alternative to the large crowded places. It can be an ideal spot for a big night or a reunion with old friends. The music is for all ages and tastes, and where you will surely hear at least one of your favorite tunes. The drinks feature awesome martinis, mojitos and classic cosmos.
O Molhe

6) O Molhe

O Molhe is a unique disco bar and restaurant on Madeira Island. The bar is located inside the fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceição and some of its construction is made of glass, offering its clients a magnificent view of the sea from its large open air terrace. Try some of the cocktails here, as they are incredibly refreshing. The venue operates from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.

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 Tour in Funchal

Monte Tour in Funchal

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
Madeiran Wine Tour in Funchal

Madeiran Wine Tour in Funchal

Madeiran wine is a trademark of Portugal, and its value is almost equal to gold. The wine has a long history, dating back to the discovery of the New World. Winemaking in Madeira is still the main occupation of most of the locals, and has developed into an honorable tradition. This tour will help you discover the Madeiran wine tradition in Funchal.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Museum Tour in Funchal

Museum Tour in Funchal

Funchal is considered the second most important cultural city in Portugal, after Lisbon. Funchal, the capital of the Madeira archipelago, has been home to a valuable cultural history for over 500 years. The city boasts a great number of historical and cultural museums, revealing some interesting facts about Madeiran wine, crafts, art and much more. Take this tour to become better acquainted with...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Places of Worship Tour in Funchal

Places of Worship Tour in Funchal

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Shopping Venues Tour in Funchal

Shopping Venues Tour in Funchal

Shopping in Funchal is an unforgettable experience as there are plenty of shopping venues that are sure to please anyone. The capital of Madeira has some good shopping malls, but the unique shopping adventure starts on the streets of Funchal, where you will find the finest local wine, beautiful embroidery and the best wicker products. Take this tour to explore the best shopping venues in Funchal.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Funchal for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Funchal has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Funchal, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.