Funchal door art

Walking around the Zona Velha, or Old Town in Funchal, you will notice that many of the doors feature art work of various kinds – mostly paintings, but some other forms of art as well. These works are part of theΒ  Projecto artE pORtas abErtas, or ArT of opEN doors project, a scheme that aims to “open” the doors of Funchal to art… and give new life to old, dilapidated doors, often of abandoned and forgotten buildings. Here is just a small selection of the photos Jan and I took of those decorative doors.

Obviously I couldn’t possible resist taking a photo of the following door… colourful artwork and one of my favourite things combined!

Boooooks!
Boooooks!

Here are some of my favourites. For a few, I took close up photos of the various details because a photo of the entire door just didn’t do it justice.

Have you ever been to Funchal? Which is your favourite painted door?

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15 thoughts on “Funchal door art

    1. I read The Little Prince in German and found it quite boring. I love the illustrations from it though, and those postcards with quotes. It has some good lines, but the bits in between the quotable lines bored me.

  1. Those are gorgeous! I love public art like this. The bookcase one in particular struck my fancy, as did the one with the marine wildlife – although, honestly, the turtle is a tad creepy looking!

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