Funchal City Hall

The City Council of Funchal occupies a central place in the municipality. It is a historic palace in the city, of great architectural value, which still retains its original design and now houses Funchal City Hall.

In the lively city centre, this historic building undeniably marks the urban landscape. It was built in 1758 to serve as the residence of the Count of Carvalhal. Subsequently, it passed through various owners and tenants, until it was acquired in 1883 by the City Council. It then became the City Hall of Funchal.

Although it has been modified and refurbished over the decades, it has always maintained its characteristics. It is therefore a harmonious example of late 18th-century architecture. These buildings most notably include the interior landscaped courtyard, covered with Battistini tiles, executed in 1940 in the Maria de Portugal Factory, and a fountain decorated with a marble statue of 'Leda and the Swan', signed by Germano José Salles.

This historic building welcomes the public through tours held on weekdays, in several languages. It is the best way to get to know the charms of the Funchal City Hall in 60 minutes.


Built in 1758, the historic palace which serves as the Town Hall still retains its original lines and is a harmonious example of late 18th-century architecture.

Praça do Município | 9004-512 Funchal
Monday to Friday: 11:00 | Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays
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