Funchal


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Funchal is a city of contrasts, New and old, rich and poor, all mixed in together

It is a city built on steep hillsides.


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It is best explored on foot, from the central pedestrianised areas,


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to the hillsides of houses old and new, up steep steps and twisting lanes


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The commercial port has now been moved out to the east, and the seafront has lost some of its charcter