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Pico dos Barcelos, Madeira

Pico dos Barcelos, Madeira.
View over Funchal from the Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint

Pico dos Barcelos just outside Funchal on Madeira is a viewpoint (miradouro) with great views over Funchal and out to sea.

Pico dos Barcelos Miradouro.
There are some great views of Funchal to the south


The viewpoint is in the parish of Santo António and is at a height of 355 meters. The viewing platform was built in 1950 and named after Diogo Barcelos, one of the area's early settlers. The platform is open from 8 am to 12 pm in summer; 8 am to 10 pm in winter; 8 am to 8 pm on Sundays.

Igreja de Santo António.
Igreja de Santo António is visible to the north


On a clear day there are superb views over Funchal and the sea to the south. Looking north it is possible to see the Igreja de Santo António with its twin bell towers.

Pico dos Barcelos Miradouro.
There is a small park at the foot of the viewing platform

Access - Getting There

The area is about a 10-minute drive from downtown Funchal. By bus, take the number 8 from AV Mar Alfândega (30 minutes).

Hotels in Funchal

If you wish to stay in Funchal try the recommended Quinta do Monte. Other recommended places to stay in the city include the Hotel Quinta Bela S.Tiago or the budget Pensao Residencial Mirasol.

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Pico dos Barcelos Miradouro.
The viewing platform was built in 1950


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