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Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo, 9100-102 Santa Cruz (Portugal)
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Car Hire Funchal Madeira Airport

Funchal Airport is an international airport situated in the Madeira Islands, an autonomous region of Portugal that is famed for its wine. It takes about fifteen minutes to drive from Funchal Airport to the city of Funchal. his airport has one terminal and it is close to Santo da Serra, Santa Cruz, Canical and Machicio. It handles more than two million passengers per annum.

There are a number of car rental firms that operate at the airport and it is wise to take advantage of the services they offer. Getting around the city of Funchal is much easier if you use a rental car.

Things to Do and See

Funchal is one of Portugal’s most beautiful cities. During the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, this city was an important shipping center. It has many attractions such as gardens, markets, cathedrals, restaurants and shopping centers. You can tour the following places after you lease a car at the airport.

  • Madeira Botanical Gardens – These hillside gardens have more than two thousand plants growing in them. They are also home to birds like parakeets and offer a good view of Funchal.
  • Monte Palace Hotel Gardens - Monte Palace Hotel is a defunct hotel, but its gardens have a small lake, a Chinese garden, artwork and a variety of fauna and flora.
  • Santa Clara Convent – This convent was built towards the end of the 15th century and it is now a national monument. One of the notable features of this convent is its azulejo tiles.
  • Sao Lourenco Palace – This half palace and half fortress are a great example of mannerist architecture. Its highlights include the Green Room, the Noble Salon, the Audience Hall and the gardens.
  • Cathedral – This cathedral takes a central point in Funchal. Many tourists visit it. It was constructed between 1493 and 1517.
  • Beach trips – The Madeira islands have highly attractive beaches. Taking a beach trip can make your stay in Funchal more enjoyable.
  • Boat trips – A replica of the Santa Maria, the ship that Columbus used sails daily along the south coast of Madeira, from Funchal harbor.

In order to enjoy visiting the places mentioned above without having to wait around for public transport, make sure that you lease a car at Funchal Airport. Traveling in a rental car is comfortable, convenient and can be more cost effective than using other means of transport such as taxis. You can choose to reserve a car online so that it will be ready on the day you land at Funchal Airport.

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