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Address: Avenida do Mar, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Description: This busy and vibrant boulevard is home to many seafood restaurants and...
This busy and vibrant boulevard is home to many seafood restaurants and outdoor cafes with waterfront views.
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If you like walking this will take you from the past to the present

The walk along the sea front will take you from the old town with its many restaurants to the cable car, the bus terminus, the marina, harbour and on to the hotel area, then the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The newly built sea fortifications means all the tired old buildings have been removed and offers a lovely stroll along the waterfront. Here you can find some ticket offices for tours, the marina and some nice little cafes. The Beer House Restaurant at one end serves amazing steak and beers in a fabulous setting.

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

When in Madeira during the month of June there is Firework Festival called the Atlantic Festival and the best place to watch this spectacular show is on the Sea front at Avenida do Mar. The coordination between the music and the Fireworks are unique and highly recommended by everyone who comes to The Island.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The walk along the sea front will take you from the old town with its many restaurants to the cable car, the bus terminus, the marina, harbour and on to the hotel area, then the modern shopping centre of the Forum. There are some steep hills and it can be hard going if it is very warm, but manageable if... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A lovely redeveloped area to enjoy a leisurely stroll. Lots of places to eat and sit and enjoy the sun and shade if you wish. A great arena type sitting area for the fireworks display.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Pleasant promenade area, especially on saturday evenings in June, when there is the annual firework displays, which are themed from all around the world

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

After the winter weather damage a few years ago there have been mayor improvements to AVENIDA DO MAR and its black boulder BEACH.A storm protection has been build and I like the contemporary modern colorful gardens inspired by Brazilian garden architect BURLE MARX.This is the place to take a bus to Funchal,s suburbs and have a snack with a view.The... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A beautiful day was had strolling along this lovely promenade. It is often very busy. Enjoyed looking at the boats in the marina. There is a shopping centre, restaurants and an aquarium.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

OK, the old Beatles boat with small boats to eat in has disappeared (which is a shame) but they have done a remarkable job transforming this after the terrible floods a few years ago. All very clean and smart, it is lovely to walk along during the evening smelling the sea breeze.

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Since we were last here, so much has been done. It is a great improvement, lovely walk all along the front. Yes, I miss the little boats to eat on (Beatles boat)' but overall, well done Funchal

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

this strip along the front of the sea is just great. There has been a lot of building work over the past eighteen months or so and I know the Madeirans were pretty fed up with it. However, it has proved to be a great innovative refurbishment. The cruise ships are virtually berthed alongside which is interesting from a tourist... More 

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