Palheiro Gardens, also known as Blandy Gardens since the Blandy family acquired the property in 1885, is one of the most beautiful gardens and largest private “Quinta”, estate on the island of Madeira.
The Monte Palace Tropical Gardens is located 5 km from the centre of Funchal, in a village called Monte.
The Spring Flower Festival in Madeira, is a tribute to the exuberance of flowers that typically bloom in that season and, here, with even greater intensity due to the Island’s subtropical climate.
Situated in the North Eastern part of Madeira Island, in Faial, there is a heavenly place, called Teixeira Family Museum.
Among the uncountable things to do and to see in Funchal, the remarkable Palácio de São Lourenço (Saint Lawrence Fortress) – 16 -17th century – is worth a visit.
If you love art this is the place. Also known as ” Casa da Calçada” House Museum, here you will learn about the history of a lawyer who donated all his collections to the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
A unique experience in a relatively small museum, that is right in the heart of Funchal.
I recommend a visit to the gardens of Madeira, especially in the winter months. as you can leave behind the snow and frost, and have the pleasure of enjoying a perpetual spring
Spring has awaken, everybody might say. Indeed the season of beauty is felt in the air with flowers blooming everywhere
Are you staying for a week or just a couple of hours in Funchal, the capital city of Madeira? Don’t miss out a very pleasant walk in the Rua de Santa Maria (Santa Maria Street), and you will see an authentic art gallery, lovely street art.
For centuries we were considered an experimental field for most of the European botanical gardens – The naturalist James Cook mentioned Madeira
Shall I say Madeira Gardens or Madeira is a Garden?
Do you like breathtaking views and strong emotions? Then, you can’t miss out the viewpoint of Cabo Girão!
Ponta de São Lourenço is a 9 km long peninsula which forms the eastern end of the Island of Madeira.
Ponta do Garajau is located on the south coast of the Madeira island, above the marine nature reserve of Garajau, in Caniço.
Lost in the banana plantations and vines, the contrast between high mountains and suddenly the sea could not be more dramatic.
I won’t call it Paradise. That’s too much of a cliché…
Alice: “This is impossible“. The Mad Hatter: “Only if you believe it is“. Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
On this island I love, Mother Nature created magical landscapes, some of them modified by the strong hands of its inhabitants.
When you hear the name Madeira, probably, the first word that comes to your mind is Wine. There are, however, other equally delicious beverages available on the Island!
Situated at Pico dos Frias, 111.5 metres above sea level, this Fortress, which was completed in the second half of the 17th century
A tiny dot of land emerged from the seabed 10 million years ago…
If you are looking for something completely different, look no further.
Tic tac, tic, tac … 00:00.
Although I was born and raised in Madeira, I spend a lot of time “en route” due to my career , and that’s why I always try to be home for Christmas, the month of the amazing Christmas Cribs: “escadinha” (over a wood ladder) and “lapinha” (over a mountain landscape).
“Mercado dos Lavradores” an old building with lots of activity and charm.
Please note that there was a change in the programme, as follows: The two concerts on the 22nd and 30th december by Associação Amigos do Conservatório de Musica da Madeira, will be at 18:00 and not at 21:00.
The Gift That Gives knowledge 🎁
Belmond Reid’s Palace is a historic hotel located on a cliff-top overlooking the Bay of Funchal.
December brings with it one of the most beautiful times of the year. On a largely Catholic island, traditions are proudly fulfilled and lived for generations.
December is very special. From the first to the last day of this month we will be celebrating with joy and gracefulness
You can download the full PDF HERE in: English Portuguese German French Spanish
On this holiday, do you want to feel alive by connecting physically and energetically to nature and discover what it offers you? Come and join us by exploring an untouched forest
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit an embroidery factory in the centre of our capital, Funchal, and understand the reason why embroidery is one of the most valuable treasures of Madeira.
The Essence of Wine – “Essência do Vinho”, is the main event for wine tasting experience in Portugal.
During your stay here in Madeira, apart from the natural beauty of the island, you can also enjoy its mild temperatures all year round and clear water with excellent visibility.
If you have a sweet tooth, don’t forget to try the traditional Bolo de Mel!
There are many beautiful spots on an island full of contrast like Madeira. To choose one is not the easiest of tasks.
You have just arrived on Madeira Island eager to discover the Best World’s Island Destination. You look around and in the horizon you see three islets and you wonder /what are those?
Don’t miss out the opportunity to visit Câmara de Lobos, a little village just a few minutes away from Funchal and yet so different.
The chapel of our lady of Fatima with its huge clock is located at the top of a peak called Pico da Cova.
Madeira is the most important island of a group named MACARONESIA – “The Fortunate Islands”: A relict area for Tertiary species, which became extinct in Europe during ice ages.
The Blandy’s Wine Lodge once part of a 17th century Franciscan Monastery, bought in 1836 by the Blandy’s family, is an excellent wine show place.
From October 2nd to 7th – Nature Festival:
If you are a Nature, Sea, Adventure and adrenaline lover, there will be no better way to experience it than through some radical sports on this tiny island on the Atlantic Ocean.
Madeira official Tourst Guides returned enriched from the conference about “Flemish Paintings in the Island of Madeira
The ceremony of enthronement of Prince Albert II of Monaco held by the Confraternity of Madeira Wine
The archipelago of Madeira is an Autonomous Region of Portugal made up of seven islands and several islets: Madeira, Porto Santo and two groups of uninhabited islands: Desertas and Selvagens.
Botanical name: Ceiba speciosa Common name: Pink floss-silk tree
Caniçal lies on the eastern coast of Madeira, between Ponta de São Lourenço and Machico, surrounded by mountains to the west and by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and south.
Columbus was Italian, we first learned at school, the son of a weaver. Then this fell out of favour, and we were asked to see Columbus as an aristocrat, probably Portuguese
The program of the Wine Festival for the coming days:
Ponta do sol, a delightful little village located 20 km south-west of the capital city of Funchal.
Christopher Columbus spend some days in paradisiacal Porto Santo Island. To celebrate his passage, Vila Baleira becomes a stage during this weekend:
Yesterday and today some of the official Tourist Guides took part in the workshop under the theme “Endemic trees of Madeira”.
“Madeira”, named after the Island where it is produced.
Portugal is the winner country in the 25th edition of the World Travel Awards with 36 awards.
Botanical name: Tipuana tipu Common name: Pride of Bolivia, Rosewood
Here are our June 2018 highlights:
Botanical Name: Kigelia africana Common Name: Sausage Tree
May is here, and I couldn’t be happier. Madeira is lush with spring blossoms and new leaves at the moment.
Botanical name: Erythrina crista-galli Common Name: Cockspur Coral Tree, Cry-baby Tree
Happy Easter everyone! It’s April and spring and with it comes the amazing Flower Festival that everyone should experience at least once in their life.
Botanical name: Plumeria rubra Common name: Frangipani, Temple Tree, Plumeria, “Teeth Tree”
March highlights in Madeira