Madeira: Nightlife

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While Madeira is not overrun with nightclubs, there are a couple in the capital of Funchal, most notably Vespas in the dock area, which is popular with the 18-30 crowd. There are also Fado clubs and restaurants, where you can hear the soulful sound of Fado music, an emotion-filled musical style originating from mainland Portgual. But for many locals and visitors to Madeira nightlife tends to include eating late, sitting outside the many restaurants and cafes, enjoying local specialities, after a stroll along the harbour front of Funchal, or the seafront of surrounding villages.