A tiny dot of land emerged from the seabed 10 million years ago…
Covered by a mantle of lush vegetation and blessed with mild temperatures, Madeira became the «Pearl of the Atlantic»
By the 19th century, together with the French Riviera, it became a unique tourist destination, among the most visited in the world!
Selective and fashionable among aristocrats, scientists, explorers, adventurers, artists and writers, Madeira also gained, reputation as a ideal destination for pulmonary diseases. Tuberculosis was striking severely all around the world and, in the flow of that reputation, Madeira was seen as the ideal spot for the cure of the troubles of body and soul!
At present times, almost stress free , a clean invigorating atmosphere, a unique Nature, all that you can get in an enchanted island not far from you!
Célia Mendonça (Official Tourist Guide)
Photo Courtesy of Marla Castro and Aprender Madeira