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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.
Don’t miss out 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.
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.
You just arrive to Madeira island eager to discover the Best World’s Island Destination in the world. You look around and in the horizon you see three islets and you wonder what those are?
Looking for an unforgettable holiday? Only one step away from the European continent and 90 minutes from Lisbon is a destination that offers the ideal holiday with magnificent landscapes and friendly people.
If you are looking for something completely different, look no further. The “Universo de Memórias” is located in a 19th century building at Calçada do Pico and it lodges the collections donated by João Carlos Abreu (former Regional Secretary of Tourism and Culture). The variety of objects from silver, crystal, porcelain to jewels,… Read More
A memorable place such as Funchal must be admired from its fantastic viewpoints such as Pico dos Barcelos, Pináculo or Miradouro das Neves.
Although I was born and raised in Madeira, I spend a lot of time “en route” due to my profession, 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).
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!
The archipelago of Madeira is an Autonomous Region of Portugal constituted by seven islands and several islets: Madeira, Porto Santo and two groups of uninhabited islands: Desertas and Selvagens.
Don’t miss out Paul do Mar. A charming fishing village located south-western coast of Madeira.
Among the uncountable things to do and to see in Funchal, the remarkable Saint Lawrence Fortress (16-17th century) is worth a visit.
Are you looking on this holiday to discover and feel alive by connecting you physically and energetically with nature and what it brings to us? Come and join us by exploring an untouched forest
Porto da Cruz, a beautiful place to visit on the north coast of Madeira island.
The island of Porto Santo is one of the Madeira’s Archipelago. It is situated at a distance of 50 Km north-east from Madeira.
The splendour of tile work art is not only found in continental Portugal but also in Madeira and the Azores Archipelagos, where beautiful examples from various eras and styles may still be found.
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 about 5000 people live there.
The best thing about travelling is that you have the possibility of collecting moments and not only things.
At the bottom of a cliff of 250 meters and resulting of coastal erosion, Fajã dos Padres is a small piece of land that was cherished by the Jesuits.
Madeira is often mistook as a wine making island. However, this magnificent insular region has so much more to offer.
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.
Situated in the Northern East part of Madeira Island, in Faial, there is a beautiful piece of heaven, called Teixeira Family Museum.
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 Island subtropical climate.
Caniçal lies on east of Madeira, between Ponta de São Lourenço and Machico, surrounded by mountains on the west and by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and south.
Ponta de São Lourenço is a 9 km long peninsula which forms the oriental end of the Island of Madeira.
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.
Alice: “This is impossible“. The Mad Hatter: “Only if you believe it is“. Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
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.
In Madeira we make the Tourist a Friend, when,…
Discovered by the local surfers, Jardim do Mar became a compulsory meeting point for those who have embraced this lifestyle. Its waves, considered the best on the island, hosted in 2001 a stage of the Big Wave World Championship.
Walking throughout the city of Funchal, I would like to call your attention to our pavements.
The Cathedral of Funchal, considered to be one of the masterpieces of Manueline in Madeira , was built under the order of king Manuel I and was consecrated in 1514.
On this island I love, Mother Nature created magical landscapes, some of them modified by the strong hands of its inhabitants.
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!
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.
As the very first settlers arrived in Madeira island, they immediately realized that it wouldn’t be easy to farm here.
Ponta do sol, a delightful little village located 20 km south-west of the capital city of Funchal.
If you have a sweet tooth don’t forget to try the traditional Bolo de Mel!
The chapel of our lady of Fatima with its huge clock is located at a top of a peak called Pico da Cova.
For centuries we were considered an experimental field for most of the European botanical gardens – The naturalist James Cook mentioned Madeira flora on his journey.
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 in the memory of your childhood.
Do you like breathtaking views and strong emotions? Then you can’t miss out the viewpoint of Cabo Girão!
Porto Moniz is a village located at the Northwest coast of Madeira. Visitors can be revived by a good soaking in the natural rock pools of the bathing complex.
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.
Festivities are the best way to know the local traditions and are to be found everywhere in Madeira.
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.
Keen on tropical plants? Then this is the garden for you in Madeira!
Lost in the banana plants and vines, the contrast with high mountains and suddenly the sea.
There are many beautiful spots in an island full of contrast like Madeira. To chose one is not the easiest of tasks.
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
The famous Monte toboggan wicker sledges, are one the most picturesque means of transportation in the world.
A tiny dot of land emerged from the seabed 10 millions years ago…
Ponta do Garajau is located on the south coast of the Madeira island, above the natural marine reserve of Garajau , in Caniço.
I won’t call it Paradise. That’s too much of a cliché…
A unique experience in a relatively small museum, that is right in the heart of Funchal.
Situated at Pico dos Frias, 111.5 metres above sea level, this Fortress
The Monte Palace Tropical Gardens is located 5 km from Funchal center in a village called Monte.
“Mercado dos Lavradores” an old building with lots of activity and charm.
The 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.
Going on a food tour is a great way to get all senses involved and to create an amazing experience.
“Madeira”, its name given after the Island where it is produced.
In the 16th century, two arrivals transformed Madeira: the French corsairs (Calvinists) and the Jesuits (Catholics).
Shall I say Madeira’s Gardens or Madeira is a Garden?
Belmond Reid’s Palace is a historic hotel located on a cliff-top overlooking the Bay of Funchal.