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Praça do Carmo, Funchal, Madeira, 2019[open in full screen]  

 
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Praca do Carmo is certainly a nice little square in which to relax, with some lovely examples of 18th century architecture, and several small restaurants and cafes where you can grab a coffee, bite to eat, and mix with the locals.

Palácio dos Cônsules, a large three-storey rectangular baroque palace built in the 17th century is half hidden. The ground floor includes shops and services, including the Juvenile Court of Funchal, on other two floors. If you don't know what you are looking for you can easily miss it [3 last photos bellow].

  Most interesting, in my opinion, is contemporary apartment building along one side of the whole square, paintied in bright pink [favourite colour of my granddaughter] probaly to mach the Palácio dos Cônsules on the opposing side and contrasting old structures along the same side, some of them obviously in bad shape. Colonnades, not very usual sight in Funchal, are providing protection from sun and rain, but also somewhat expanding square itself.

Motorized traffic is only allowed on the very narrow street on the north side, but surprisingly some motor vehicles are parked on the square?

  Square is quite unusual, it looks like leftover space from some revitalization project. Being hidden, not connected with main tourists routes true the city, is making it almost secretive. I'll try to find more info about this space on municipal or urban planning websites.

Evenings in few of the restaurants taking almost all of the available space of the Praça do Carmo, might be very pleasant.

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