Weather Averages for Funchal in April
Averages for Funchal in April
The weather begins to improve in Funchal, Madeira in April, when spring is just around the corner. During this time of year, the resort enjoys weather similar to Canico in Portugal, with temperatures rising to a warm 19°C at the hottest point of the day. Evenings can get a bit chilly, with temperatures dropping to around 14°C.
A visit to Funchal isn’t complete without a trip on the Monte Cable Car. The cable car takes you from the bottom of the mountain to the top whilst providing you with a unique view of the area. During the journey you’ll get to see many different parts of Funchal from a completely different angle, including locals’ houses, the coastline, historic buildings and the lush landscape.
Just in front of the starting point of the Monte Cable Car is a daily market. This collection of stalls is a must-visit if you want to enjoy locally sourced fruit and vegetables, as well as freshly caught fish.
Golfers won’t want to miss the chance to play a round or two at Palheiro Golf – one of Europe’s most beautiful courses. Set within the Palheiro Estate, this golf course offers incredible views, great service and affordable green fees.
When it comes to accommodation, Pestana Carlton Madeira is a great place for families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Funchal, Madeira. This complex features a fantastic coastal location and offers a wide range of services, including swimming pools, spa, restaurants and bars.
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April events in Funchal
3rd April 2015
Many Christians around the world observe Good Friday on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion and death, which is told in the Christian bible.
5th April 2015
Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events amongst Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible.
Liberation Day/Freedom Day
25th April 2015
Freedom Day on April 25th is a National holiday in Portugal and the rest of the Cities and Municipalities including Funchal, with official commemorations. It celebrates the 1974 Revolution that ended the reign of dictatorship and created the beginnings of a democracy.
Madeira Flower Festival
16th April 2015 to 22nd April 2015
Every year, two weeks after Easter, Madeira’s flower-festival fills the main streets of Funchal’s centre with floats displaying a myriad of flowers and colours. On the eve before the street parade, thousands of children gather in the Praça do Município where they build a ‘Wall of Hope’, made of thousands of flowers. Other activities during this time include the making of flower carpets in the streets, folklore performances, flower shows, classical music concerts and variety shows.
The Wall of Hope Ceremony
18th April 2015
Combining the delicacy and the beauty of flowers to the naivety of children, on Saturday morning takes place a children’s parade towards the Square of Município, to take part in the construction of the “Wall of Hope”. This initiative, which has been held since 1979, on an appeal to the world for peace, involves over a thousand children, who go from Avenida Arriaga to Praça do Municipio, to place one flower on a wall replete with symbolism, the “Wall of Hope”.
Festa da Cultura do Funchal
24th April 2015 to 4th May 2015
The Book Fair is an annual event held for one week in May in Funchal Avenida Arriaga. It involves the participation of the majority of Madeira’s bookshops and some Portuguese publishing houses including live entertainment. Here you may find stands of great selections of books for all ages including antique photos of Madeira.