Funchal's historic centre preserves an architectural heritage with centuries of rich history, in which the connection to the sea has always played a very important role. The Socorro Viewpoint is precisely one of the places that best embodies this historic and maritime spirit of the city.
Located only 20 metres above sea level, this observatory is in Funchal Downtown, the area where the first settlement of the city is believed to have been created. This part of the city is known for its narrow streets, cobblestone pavement and the typical façades of its old houses. The viewpoint is specifically located in the Historic Centre of Santa Maria, a borough that emerged in the first half of the 15th century.
From here you can see the city's port, an extremely important gateway from the historical point of view. In addition, the Socorro Viewpoint allows you to see the Barreirinha Bathing Complex, located east of the São Tiago Fortress, as well as the Desertas Islands, a group of three small islands of volcanic origin - Ilhéu Chão, Deserta Grande and Bugio.
Finally, at the Socorro Viewpoint, be sure to contemplate the extension of the south coast of Madeira, from Funchal to Garajau.
Located in Funchal Downtown, the Socorro Viewpoint overlooks points of interest such as the city's port, the Barreirinha Bathing Complex and the Desertas Islands.