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    Rua dos Murças Rua dos Murças


    Rua dos Murças is almost as big as Rua da Alfândega, both are parallel towards Praça de Colombo, although the last one carries on until Rua 5 de Outubro.

    It starts in Avenida Zarco and finishes at Rua do Sabão. Most of its extension is dedicated to shops and restaurants, even by its centrality, close to many buildings of public and private services. For that, along the street we can find restaurant terraces with a great gastronomic offer.

    About this street, which is one of the oldest streets in Funchal, we can find references to its name at the Elucidário Madeirense, which refers to the name as being originated from the existence of residences of the canon of the Sé, that is close by.

    The canons, in the exercise of their functions of worship, used the clothing (murça) which is a private distinctive of the members of the cathedrals.

    In that street, the buildings have in average four floors, and we have the feeling that the street is even narrower, because of the high of the buildings with more than a century, some of them have been recently refurbished. On the first part of the street, there are still some houses of the Madeira Embroidery (Casas de Bordado Madeira), an art that is becoming very rare, but that seems to resist in there, throughout the years.



    banner Funchal, the capital of the Madeira archipelago, was declared a city in the 1500s, and became an important point between the old and new worlds. The laid-back city owes much of its historical prominence to the white gold, the Madeiran sugar. Today Funchal is known for its appealing temperatures, wine and crafts. Top spots to visit include the open Worker's Market, Blandy's Wine Lodge and the Sacred Art Museum. Friendly locals, walkable streets and cheap taxis make the city easy to get around. SEE ON TRIPADVISORseta Mapa Turístico do Funchal

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