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Forte Sao Jose, Funchal

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Funchal's array of accommodation presents an interesting conundrum, as many of the upscale hotels and budget options lie outside the city center. If you opt to stay there, you'll need transportation in order to best explore the city. Luxury hotels touting outdoor pools, spas, exclusive restaurants, and other amenities certainly dazzle with their locations along the coast. To get a taste of authentic Madeira culture and history, try staying at one of the
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  • Not very big ,lots of steps , free but asked for a donation as it is a private property Funny signs around to read and enjoy  more »
  • Situated near the port it was worth climbing to the top to see a great view entrance fee was by donation pleased l made the effort  more »
  • Amazing little place. Great find. Beautiful views from the top. Lots of interesting history. Thought it was a cafe on top but not! Advise to take water with you to refresh !!  more »