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On the one hand, the primitive administration of the islands’ rural areas functioned as a system of hereditary captaincies which were based on the feudal system of subordination of lands. On the other hand, due to its condition of town, Funchal’s...more
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Praca do Municipio, Funchal, Madeira 9004-512, Portugal
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Particularly worth seeing the entrance portal carved in grey stones, the entrance hall with the blue and white azulejos (traditional Portuguese tiles), the pompous staircase, the wonderful interior courtyard, a fountain and the marble statue depicting the Greek myth of „Leda and the swan”. Built...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Very interesting, wasn’t something we had planned to do. Our guide was a Dutch volunteer on an exchange trip and very knowledgeable. Stunning city views from the top.

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Stumbled across the town hall and it is really worth a visit. Interesting building and especially the piazza and the tiling.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Nice place to slow down and relax a little while touring Funchal. The building is old, originally from 1758. Pretty architecture, and the courtyard was lined with pretty flowers.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We did not do the tour but just walked in to see the central courtyard. Make sure you visit the church across the street. So ornate

Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 29 November 2017

We were short of time to do a detail look inside but still had a nice walk through the courtyard. As you walk in through the front entrance you sense so much of Funchal’s history in the blue and white tiles. The building was originally...More

Thank RadTel
Reviewed 31 March 2017

One of the tours run by Madeiran Heritage, the organisation run by the Students' Union of the University. A Lovely building with an internal courtyard around which are offices and the rooms used for entertaining visitors. Another building which oozes history. The visit finishes with...More

Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 10 March 2017

By chance we came across and joined a tour of the Town Hall. We enjoyed an informative and amusing guide as he took us round the public rooms explaining the history of the building and the notable people who had worked for the development of...More

Thank Geoff191278
Reviewed 17 December 2016

It was It was a nice surprise when we were able to visit the City Hall. The good young guide carried us through the City Hall. We heard that she was involved in the Erasmus program of EU. It was very good idea to build...More

Thank RipeH
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We were on a guided tour, with young Carlos as our guide. He was brilliant, we learned so much about the history of Madeira and Portugal. Carlos was a student from the university but not a history student, pity as he would make a brilliant...More

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Response from University_MadeiraSU | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, you just have to go inside the City Hall main entrance (in front of the College Square) and ask at the reception. We have the tours, from Monday to Friday, at 11:00. Hope to see you soon.