The modern art museum is in a 15th century fort at Funchal.
Street vendor, Funchal
In the middle of the island the mountains rise to over 4000 feet.
There is a vast network of "levadas" - man-made watercourses that take water from the damp North to the dry South and provide hydro power too. There is a small path adjacent to each levada, sometimes easy walking...
....and sometimes a bit more exposed.
On the North side, the climate is sub-tropical rain forest - all moss and ferns.
The South side is all palm trees and sunshine.