Funchal city is the capital of the autonomous region Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago located at 860 km from Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Madeira is an outermost region of the European Union, even if it is at 580 km from the African coast. Madeira, this gorgeous island, with an area of 741 kmĀ², has a predominantly mountainous relief and is the largest of all the islands which make up this archipelago. About Funchal (11541 inhabitants) we can say without error that is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.