Fort of São Tiago

Funchal, Madeira

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Fort of São Tiago

Located in Funchal's historic centre, this distinctive fort is an eye-popping yellow, in great contrast with the whitewashed surrounding neighbourhoods. Built in 1614 to protect the city from invading pirates, the fort has since been used for many purposes and has many points of interests for visitors of all ages.

Do & See

Funchal has no shortage of cultural pursuits or things to do. With a large amount of museums, gardens, cathedrals and tours, it's simply impossible to get bored. Surrounded by the magnificent Atlantic ocean, green mountains and boasting amazing weather, the city centre is characterised by white cobbled streets, an attractive promenade, and cafes which serve authentic Portuguese and Madeiran dishes. A relatively small town, everything is walkable and easy to find.