Funchal

Funchal is the capital of the Madeira Islands of Portugal.Today Funchal is a modern city, located in a unique area; the natural geological features form an amphitheatre surrounding the city, which begins at the harbour and rises almost 1200 meters high on gentle slopes. This provides a natural shelter and was what attracted the first settlers.

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Nice people, great climate, great prices and a wonderful atmosphere combine to make a great destination that today, is relatively unknown.

The British cemetery (or Protestant Cemetery) in Funchal is located by the Holy Trinity Church. It contains the remains of a number of famous people, including Paul Langerhans, the discover of the insulin-producing islets in the pancreas which bear his name.

There are many beautiful churches too. Come visit before the rest of the world discovers this pleasant secret.

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