There are many souvenir shops around the island, but you should not miss two. The first one is Fábrica de Santo António in Travessa do Forno 27-29. Francisco Roque Gomes da Silva founded this shop in 1893 and is still in the family’s ownership. The vintage decor of the store takes you back many years!… Read More
Festivities are the best way to know the local traditions and are to be found everywhere in Madeira.
A memorable place like Funchal must be admired from its fantastic viewpoints such as Pico dos Barcelos, Pináculo or Miradouro das Neves.
The splendour of tile art is not only found in mainland Portugal but also in Madeira and the Azores Archipelagos, where beautiful examples from various eras and styles may still be found.
The best thing about travelling is that you have the possibility of collecting moments and not only things.
At the foot of a cliff, 250 meters high, resulting from coastal erosion, Fajã dos Padres is a small piece of land that was cherished by the Jesuits.
Discovered by the local surfers, Jardim do Mar has become a compulsory meeting point for those who have embraced this lifestyle. Its waves, considered the best on the island, hosted in 2001 the Big Wave World Championship.
Walking throughout the city of Funchal, I would like to call your attention to our pavements.
Madeira can claim to have been at the birth of modern Tourism; It was a health resort and a winter retreat for the upper classes; Tourism in fact really began with the island’s reputation for having a healthy climate!
Porto da Cruz, a beautiful place to visit on the north Coast of Madeira Island.
The Cathedral of Funchal, considered to be one of the masterpieces of Manueline art in Madeira , was built by order of king Manuel I and was consecrated in 1514.
The famous Monte toboggan wicker sledges, are one the most picturesque means of transportation in the world.
The island of Porto Santo is part of the Archipelago of Madeira. It is situated at a distance of 50 Km north-east from Madeira.
Going on a food tour is a great way to get all senses involved and to create an amazing experience.
In the 16th century, the arrival of French corsairs (Calvinists) and Jesuits (Catholics) changed Madeira.
Porto Moniz is a village located on the Northwest coast of Madeira. Visitors can be reinvigorated by immersing in the natural pools of the bathing complex.
“Madeira” is frequently regardedt a wine making island. However, this magnificent insular region has so much more to offer.
Don’t miss out! Paul do Mar is a charming fishing village located on the south-western coast of Madeira.
Porto Santo is one of the islands of the Archipelago of Madeira, situated 50 km away from Madeira Island. It is only 11km long and 6km wide and with a population of about 5000 people.
If you want to get a deeper knowledge of our culture, then you are in the best place. To some of you it will be a throwback, I mean… a plunge into your childhood memories.
Looking for an unforgettable holiday? Only one step away from the European continent and 90 minutes from Lisbon
In Madeira we make the Tourist a Friend, when,…
There are many ways to admire the beauty of this island, but a walk along the “Levadas” is a great way to get to know the interior of Madeira.
As the very first settlers arrived on Madeira island, they immediately realized that it wouldn’t be easy to farm here.
Keen on tropical plants? Then this is the garden for you in Madeira!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ponta do sol, a delightful little village located 20 km south-west of the capital city of Funchal.
“Madeira”, named after the Island where it is produced.