Old Funchal

A collection of pictures showing old Funchal

Mohle fort, Funchal Madeira 1900

Mohle fort, Funchal Madeira 1900

 

Before the breakwater and cruise liner terminal was built, ships just anchored in Funchal harbour.

Building Funchal breakwater 1890

Building Funchal breakwater 1890

Once a Fort, then some other use, today a design centre

 

Here we see the construction of the breakwater to form Funchal harbour.

Fishing boats at Funchal

Fishing boats at Funchal

 

Funchal was a very busy fishing harbour and today fresh fish is still landed in Funchal for the fish market.

 

Funchal breakwater 1900

Funchal breakwater 1900

 

The breakwater now complete and the new quay is certainly very busy.

 

Old Funchal picture

Old Funchal picture

 

A nice view of Funchal

Funchal and a flying boat

Funchal and a flying boat

 

Before the airport you arrived by ship or in the 1950’s flying boats flew down to Funchal

Flying boat in Funchal harbour Madeira

Flying boat in Funchal harbour Madeira

 

This Flying boat appears to be older and attracting considerable interest…a picture from the 1930’s perhaps.

Old Funchal quayside and tower…an early crane type device