Shopping Venues (Self Guided), 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.
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Shopping Venues Map

Guide Name: Shopping Venues
Guide Location: Portugal » Funchal (See other walking tours in Funchal)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Author: john
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Galerias São Lourenço
  • Avenida Arriaga
  • Blandy's Wine Lodge
  • Arcadas de São Francisco
  • Avenida Zarco
  • Rua do Castanheiro
  • Rua de João Tavira
  • Bazar do Povo
  • Rua Fernão Ornelas
  • Mercado dos Lavradores
Galerias São Lourenço

1) Galerias São Lourenço

The Galerias São Lourenço is a small shopping area in the Funchal city center that is definitely worth a visit. Located just meters away from the Marina Shopping Center, it features some unique and trendy shops. It’s almost impossible not to find something to your taste in this shopping area.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 8 pm; Weekend: 10 am - 7 pm.
Avenida Arriaga

2) Avenida Arriaga

Avenida Arriaga is one of the best known shopping streets in Funchal. Located downtown, it is a perfect place to stroll and find great places to shop. The street offers all the best, starting with international fashion clothing names such as Red Globe, Benetton and Godiva, as well as some of Madeira’s finest local retailers.
Blandy's Wine Lodge

3) Blandy's Wine Lodge (must see)

Blandy's Wine Lodge should not be missed when visiting Funchal. This old winery is situated right in the heart of the city. It offers a large spectrum of services, including wine tours, tasting rooms, winemaking techniques and of course a specialty shop where you can purchase the truly original Madeiran wine.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 18:30; Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00
Arcadas de São Francisco

4) Arcadas de São Francisco

The Arcadas de São Francisco is a stylish commercial center located in downtown Funchal. The place itself is very interesting, as it features some trendy local retailers with traditional elements of Portuguese architecture. This venue will amaze you with its variety of shops, good quality cafés and restaurants.
Hours: Monday to Friday - 8am to 9pm; Saturday - 8am to 7pm; Sundays and Holidays - Closed
Avenida Zarco

5) Avenida Zarco

The Avenida Zarco is another busy shopping street in Funchal. Take a stroll down this street in order to combine shopping with Madeira’s culture. The street is home to numerous bizarre antique shops, small book stores, new labels and innovative designers.
Rua do Castanheiro

6) Rua do Castanheiro

The Rua do Castanheiro is mostly famous in Funchal for its souvenir shopping. You can find a bargain here on the country’s more famous souvenirs, such as Madeiran wine, embroidery, handmade shoes, wickerwork and tapestries. There is always something on sale in one of the shops.
Rua de João Tavira

7) Rua de João Tavira

The Rua de João Tavira is yet another shopping street to indulge shopaholics in Funchal. The street is an exciting mix of shopping and dining favorites. This colonial style street offers a large selection of brands at great savings. It’s definitely the place for a shop-till-you-drop adventure.
Bazar do Povo

8) Bazar do Povo

The Bazar do Povo is the oldest department store on the island of Madeira. Since its opening more than 100 years ago, it has gained a good reputation for its friendly staff, reasonable prices and wide variety of stock. It has a charming atmosphere and will make you feel as though you've gone back in time.
Rua Fernão Ornelas

9) Rua Fernão Ornelas

The Rua Fernão Ornelas has been a shopping street since colonial times in Funchal. The locals have managed to keep it alive over the centuries by offering costumers various kinds of shops to suit all needs. Recently the houses on this street have been repainted in lively hues, making shopping here a more colorful experience.
Mercado dos Lavradores

10) Mercado dos Lavradores (must see)

The Mercado dos Lavradores (The Workers Market) is one of the best known open markets in Funchal. The market has been serving tourists and locals for more than 60 years. You should visit this three-story building if you are up for some fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, crafts and fish. Try the scabbard fish, a local delicacy, or buy a locally made present.

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.
Landmarks Tour in Funchal

Landmarks Tour in Funchal

Every city in the world has some remarkable landmarks and Funchal is no exception. Most of the landmarks, such as the Sé Cathedral, are important historical and cultural places. The others, such as the statue of Joao Zarco or the monument of Christopher Columbus, contributed in shaping the island’s history. Take this walking tour to enjoy some of the best landmarks in Funchal.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
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
Colonial Architecture Tour

Colonial Architecture Tour

Funchal is a city with great traditions and beautiful architecture. The colonial architecture dates back to 1400 through 1800, the majority of which can be easily spotted in the old part of the city and other parts of the island of Madeira. The designs associated with this period include the fortresses, palaces, churches and some government buildings. Take this tour to discover the most popular...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Historical Religious Buildings

Historical Religious Buildings

Madeira’s capital boasts a large number of churches that truly represent the historical and architectural value of this 500 year old city. The Sé Cathedral is just one of the spiritual places in Funchal, among its numerous religious treasures. This walking tour will take you to the most important religious sites in Funchal.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 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: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles