In the main street of Funchal, Avenida Arriaga, next to The Ritz is a park that covers a whole block.
There are a lot of exotic plants and trees from all over the world. It´s like the tropics.
Long ago there were a convent here, The Convent of San Francisco. It´s nice to just sit down for a while and watch the plants and everything that happens around.
You can watch the taxi drivers with their yellow cars moving forward in line stopping the cars with the handbrakes.
Usually there are stands here during the flower festival in April and also at Christmas time, where you can buy all sorts of things.
Next to the park is Blandy´s Wine lodge, if I were you I would take a look at it as well and perhaps have a taste :).