Funchal is the main city of the island of Madeira. Its exotic location and great number of historical sites make it an excellent vacation destination for a week or a weekend. There are several museums of note in Funchal, including the Madeira Institute for Embroidery, Tapestry and Handicrafts which exhibits these lovely local crafts, including the famous Madeira lace. Wander through the winding cobble stoned lanes of the Old Town. Discover exotic fruits and other local produce at the Mercados dos Lavradores, or Worker’s Market, which dates from the 1930’s. Wind down with a stroll through the Jardin Botanico, or Botanical Garden, with its extraordinary views of Funchal.