Funchal is the 6th largest city of Portugal and the largest in the Madeira, the Autonomous Region of the country. The city has been the capital of Madeira for than five hundred years, making it a region of high cultural values. One of the most sought after port cities in Portugal, the region is a buzzing view because of its beach destinations, especially during the New Year's Eve. Madeira is a beautiful Archipelago, and Funchal is a part of the beautiful island. During the 17th century, the commercial treaties with England brought many winemakers from there to this Island which resulted in the trade development in the city. Funchal is one of the leading ports of Portugal in Cruise Liner Dockings. Strolling the harbor is one of the best things to do in the city. Watching the boats and cruises replicated to old sails will take you to the era of the Ancient Mariners. Visit the Madeira Botanical Garden and witness the colorful amalgamation of the flowers. The Episcopal Se Cathedral is the Church where you can get to know a lot about the history of the city. If you love the smell of fruits and vegetables, then the Farmer's market is the place for you. Get to witness the traditional Portuguese Azulejo in the market.