“The historical centre of the city of Funchal, better known as the “Zona Velha” (Old Town), presents the Painted Doors Project that transforms this area into a permanent art gallery.”
The above is an extract taken from the Visit Madeira website and represents an accurate picture of what is going on here.
We recently visited Madeira and it was after an absence of 13 years – what a change Funchal has undergone. The Zona Velha was really run down the last time we were there. It is now a vibrant bustling cafe and restaurant filled area that is really pleasant to walk round. Here are a sample of the doors we passed – only 25 out of 100+.