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Funchal, in Portugal's Madeira region, is the capital city and the heart of the island. It's long been a big hit with British holidaymakers, and English is widely spoken as part of the warm welcome Madeira residents offer. Adults can sample the regional Madeira wine and take a winery tour in Funchal. For the kids, the city's numerous beaches and play areas are the places to be. Families love the Lido at the water's edge, with two seawater pools that are cleaned daily. The biggest beach, Praia Formosa, also has Blue Flag status. In the evenings, Funchal's restaurants give you the choice between traditional Portuguese food and international cuisines such as Italian, Indian, Argentinian and French. Anyone who wants to stay out and see the city at night is well catered for. Funchal has a number of bars and clubs that are open until around 7am the next morning.