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St John the Baptist of Pico Fort, Funchal

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  • A steep climb, although one can also go via the roads in either side (we did this bc of stroller). Very nice view, but unfortunately still closed with no explanation.  more »
  • After a long walk up the hill I figured out that the fortress is temporarily closed. The waitress in the lovely café behind the fortress informed me that the local government wants to turn it into a m...  more »
  • It's a very steep climb to the fort and unfortunately it isn't open at the moment due to restoration, it would have been nice if some information had been advised before the walk to it.  more »

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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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