Avenida do Mar
Avenida do Mar
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This busy and vibrant boulevard is home to many seafood restaurants and outdoor cafes with waterfront views.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cherriesfan99
Cheltenham, UK2,197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Avenido do Mar, is the principle throughfare complete with restaurants bars high end shopping. There is also a major transport hub, and a number of quite random monuments and street art, that is definitely open to various levels of interpretation. The Avenido passes the cable car for Monte, en -route to the Harbour, lots to see and it is a fine walk
Written December 4, 2023
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sharingin4mation
Nottinghamshire, UK65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you visit Madeira, you will find yourself here. It is situated on the edge of the sea with lovely gardens. All the local buses come along here, so if you venture beyond Funchal, you will catch them from the Avenida do Mar. The gardens are well kept and have benches you can rest in after a promenade. You can purchase hot chestnuts from vendors - at least in the winter months. Stroll along here to visit the Fort and cable car station.
Written February 4, 2020
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK5,799 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This is the main road along the front of Funchal by the marina. It is a wide street but wasn't always that busy so not too loud. It is lined with trees and there were plenty of food and drink stops all the way along as well as some pretty gardens. We walked along it every day of our trip and also at night when it was all lit up.
Written May 8, 2023
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK7,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This is the main promenade along the coast of Funchal. There are many statues, sculptures and fountains along the way. Also several cafés, restaurants and bars, but also more peaceful spots with benches amid flowers or small grassy areas to just sit and take in the views.

One day we strolled all the way from Fort Sao Tiago at one end, past the marina and walked upto Santa Catarina park, before looping back.

Only a short couple of minutes walk from the Rua Santa María. The main bus stops and the cable car terminal are also just a couple of minutes walk away, so a very central location. There are public toilets near to the main bus stops.
Written February 2, 2023
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johnnymac2017
Kilmacolm, UK1,264 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A long avenue running right along the sea front.

There is so much to see and do here, that more than 1 visit is necessary.

On 1 side you have the Marina, on the other side the historic centre.

All along the way there are various statues to to admire, and a few to ponder; what is it?

The cable car station to take you up to Monte is here as well.
Written June 10, 2022
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Helen M
22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Went to see folk dancing and flowers in the road, not impressed. Road noisy and not beautiful how I had imagined. Very disappointed. Just for tourist. Snack bars and ice cream shops, not history about the street. No street signs or tourist offices
Written May 21, 2022
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Linda S
19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Lovely promenade in Funchal, some building work going on building a new marina. What we were not expecting was to see groups of men openly dealing and injecting drugs, in the middle of the day in full sight. Not very pleasant hence my score.
Written March 28, 2023
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Brucestewart
Livingston, UK10,160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I'm not sure of the precise length of the Avenida do Mar but it is a great place to stroll along as there is so much to see particularly looking seaward. Our visit was during December so there were additional Chrismas decorations on display. These were particularly good to see at night when they were all lit up.
Written September 7, 2022
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John Speller
Dagenham, UK785 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Avenida do Mar is the seafront at Funchal and - shock,horror - there is a small beach in front of it. It is a major thoroughfare as most of the buses terminate here. The best time to visit is at night, when the various boat restaurants, such as the Beatles Boat (The Vagrant), are lit up and music is heard. You can walk around the marina and have a drink at one of the bars there. You also see Funchal spread out before you.
Written October 1, 2009
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Misslouboutin19
Scotland, UK901 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We came here on a cruise ship and even sailing in to the port was beautiful scenery. What a lovely place we had a walk round the whole place and wish we had longer. Walked along a street with lots of gift shops then along the front with all the restaurants and bars and u could see all the ships in the ports. Went in to a shopping centre and I could not fault the place. So clean and all the people we spoke to in the shops were so friendly. I would definitely return to see more of Madeira
Written November 13, 2019
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