Madeira is a truly beautiful place and there are some marvelous and magical things to do in Madeira. If the name sounds familiar, it's because it is famous for its wine. Yeah, I knew I'd get your attention! Madeira is a small Portuguese island off the coast of Morocco and is an archipelago, meaning it is part of a group of islands. It is a volcanic island so sandy beaches are few and far between, but if you're looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beauty in a tolerable climate, this is the place to go. Here are my top things to do in Madeira.
1. Visit the Old Town of Funchal
The name Funchal actually means Fennel and it is so called because many of these plants grew here when the early settlers came. There are numerous narrow streets to amble down and historical buildings, such as Funchal cathedral with its elaborate knot-work ceiling, are definitely worth a visit. Stop for a coffee and marvel at the beautiful Banco de Portugal with its beautiful Grecian marble statues. This is just one of the many great things to do in Madeira.