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Fortaleza do Pico URBAN SERVICE | ROUTE NUMBER: 15
    Culture Pico Fort
Pico Fort is in the parish of São Pedro and is now one of Madeira’s main attractions. This fort was built in the early 17th century and was part of the city’s defences against frequent attacks by pirates. The Funchal Radiotelegraph Post was set up here and later became the Funchal Naval Radiotelegraph
Station. Because of the array of antennas, the locals started to call it Pico Rádio.
This venue has recently undergone some rehabilitation and restoration works, integrating a multipurpose area, destinated for concerts and conferences, as well as a cafeteria with a superb view over the bay of Funchal.
  Passeio Marítimo (Promenade)
Passeio Marítimo (Promenade)
On the West sea side of Funchal, a new maritime promenade between Rua do Gorgulho (Lido) and Ponta da Cruz was built so that pedestrians can walk through the Região Autónoma da Madeira square, Clube Naval do Funchal, Marine Biology Station
of Funchal (“Estação de biologia marinha do Funchal”) and the bathing complex of Ponta Gorda.
A number of endemic Madeira flowers can be seen along the promenade,
an area where people can relax in the benches and lawns, while overlooking the sea and the magnificent gardens that spread until the cliffs.
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