This is an absolute MUST do whilst in Funchal, it was exhilarating & I would have happily gone back & done it again. We really dropped on in Funchal as we had the good fortune to be driven around for over four and a half hours by a lovely taxi driver named Jose Nelson Marques Da Silva who only charged us 70 euros and took us all over. He was very informative about the island having been born there & he spoke excellent english as he had spent many years in England, he stopped at many places so that I could take photos, he waited for us whilst we went into churches, botanical gardens, the markets etc, he even took photos with my camera of us at the wicker baset ride so that we didn't have to buy the one that they take, (although I did just to prove to family & friends that I had done it!!).We went to a cliff top where we stood on a glass platform 580 metres above sea level which terrified me but the views were fabulous. He made our trip to Funchal really special and I would look out for him if we ever go back to Madeira.
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