Where is Madeira?

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. It’s located between 30º 01’ and 33º 31’ latitude north and 16º 30’ and 17º 30’ longitude west of Greenwich. It lies 980 km from the… Read More

Monte Palace Tropical Gardens

The Monte Palace Tropical Gardens is located 5 km from Funchal center in a village called Monte. With an area of 70.000 m2, it is property of Mr. José Berardo, a madeiran business man who emigrated at the age of eighteen to South Africa. Back to Madeira in 1987, he bought this huge estate. The… Read More

Pico’s Fortress

Situated at Pico dos Frias, 111.5 metres above sea level, this Fortress, which was completed in the second half of the 17th century – when Portugal was under the Spanish domain -,  served  as a warehouse for the city’s gunpowder supply – supplying all of the fortresses and towers on the island. Initially called São… Read More