Funchal is the capital of Madeira Island. It is a city full of colors and movements with wonderful views.
There is always plenty to see and to do here.
Here are some tip about what to do in Funchal during your holidays.
1 – A walk through the Lido Promenade
Located on the west
One of the best time of the year to visit Madeira Island is in the Summer, because of the mild subtropical climate.
Almost all year round is summer on the island! Let´s get to know some of Madeira´s summer attractions.
1 – Beaches
Madeira Island beaches are known for their high quality and
Known as the Pearl of the Atlantic, Madeira offers dazzling views and much more. Here are some places you can visit and be dazzled by Madeira Island.
1 – Old Town
It belongs to the parish of Santa Maria Maior, the oldest neighborhood in Funchal. The Old Town is characterized by the
Corn baked is a traditional madeiran dish which must be accompanied with fish or meat. The corn can be cooked or fried on cubes.
1 Kg. of white corn
3 liters of water
1 soup spoon of lard
1/2 chooped cabbage
1 “hand” of tender beans
1 branch of savory
The water goes to the fire with
Madeiran açorda is a tipical madeiran dish, it is made of hard bread. It´s a kind of soup which is eaten hot most common in the winter.
200 gr. of bread
1 branch of savory
Brake the hardened bread and corn into squares.
Lie down in a terrine.
Pour olive oil
The bean stew it´s a traditional dish very known in Madeira. It consists of a bean stew usually with meat, and almost always accompanied with rice.
250 grs. of folded pork
50 grs. of chorizo
100 grs. of potato
1 tea spoon of color
1 smal onion
100 grs. of baked bean
1 smal garlic
The pork loin it´s a meat which can be cooked and roasted, take a sauce made of madeiran wine. This meat can be served with many accompaniments.
1 Kg. of pork loin
Madeira wine 4 dl. (dry)
Salt and chilli
All the loin stay to marinate a few hours.
The loin is fried