Visit the museums in Funchal

Spend a day away from the pool and explore the cobbled streets of Funchal's Old Town. Wander through the 500 year old city, passing 16th century buildings and ancient architecture. Browse the quaint little shops and buy handmade trinkets and souvenirs to take home with you before seeing the floral gardens and historic monuments. There's a range of museums to enjoy in Funchal, so why not venture to the brilliant 17th century S ão Tiago Fort to find the Museum of Contemporary Art, where you can see impressive and modern artworks? Take the opportunity to purchase some local fabric and detailed lace in the Embroidery Museum or discover the island's rich heritage in their take on a traditional theme park at the Madeira Theme Park.