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Each year when visiting fUnchal we make a point of visiting the Zona Velha and are never... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obviously you're going to have a stroll along the Rua Sta. Maria while you're in Funchal and often this seems to be all the Zona Velha is about. However, if you're not looking for something to eat, just steer around Sta. Maria and all the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice walk along the old city streets with picturesque houses and painting doors with lots of restaurants and cafés.

Thank Porku
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each year when visiting fUnchal we make a point of visiting the Zona Velha and are never disappointed .Excellent restaurants line the streets and businesses hide behind painted doors.The doors of the properties are very cleverly painted with imaginative designs and are worth a visit.There...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting part of old Funchal but the constant invites to view menus and look at fish becomes rather tiring. Remain polite but firm if you want to see the whole area.

Thank GeordieIanD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of beautiful old streets with a lot of art, painted on the doors, each one more beautiful than the other. You could go on and on.

Thank Jan16Vera
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wander round the old town a couple of times. Good art work on the doors and some walls. Narrow cobbled streets and lanes with plenty of restaurants. Felt a bit claustrophobic to be honest but was worth the walk around.

Thank agnesmurphy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many wonderful restaurants to choose from, so little time. . .excellent regional cuisine with dozens of restaurants all located in one easy-to-navigate path of gastronomy!!

Thank CapeCodSue
Reviewed 2 November 2018

so cute with cobblestone streets, full of restaurants , they are a little pushy to try their restaurants though, On Rua de Santa Maria there are so many to try, Great fish @ Gaviao Novo #131 and the staff was very nice. Taberna Ruel #119...More

Thank Lezas2018
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We spent six out of seven evenings in the Zona Velha during our week's vacation in Madeira and loved the hustle and bustle of the busy streets bursting with tempting little restaurants. The only evening we didn't visit we decided to try the hotel zone,...More

Thank S5363GSanned
Reviewed 9 October 2018

There are so many restaurants in this area you might chance to try them all. Don't be put off by the waiters jumping out at you for your custom they are only don't their job. They are always very polite when you say no.

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