Avenida Arriaga

Avenida Arriaga is one of the liveliest streets in the city of Funchal. It is a cultural, historical and commercial hub that is an essential part of daily life in the capital of Madeira and, therefore, well worth a leisurely stroll.

The construction of this avenue started in 1914, and it would later become central to life in Funchal. The road begins at Largo Dom Manuel I, also known as Largo da Sé, and ends at Rotunda do Infante. The entire length of this pedestrian walkway is paved with the noble Portuguese 'calçada'.

Avenida Arriaga stands out for being lined with majestic large trees, but that's not all. In addition to the other plants and flowers that we can find throughout the city, it is noteworthy for its valuable historical and architectural heritage.

This is the area where we can find some of Funchal's most outstanding museums and monuments, such as the statue of João Gonçalves Zarco, one of the island's discoverers, or the Cathedral of Funchal, the archipelago's main religious temple, built in the 15th century.

From emblematic cafés to the Municipal Theatre, traditional shopping areas or the Municipal Garden, strolling along Avenida Arriaga is an experience not to be missed.

Avenida Arriaga is one of the main streets in Funchal. Connecting Largo Dom Manuel I to Rotunda do Infante, this avenue has an extremely valuable historical and architectural heritage.

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