It is sometimes mistakenly thought to originate from the Madeira islands.
What to take home as a souvenir?
There are many souvenir shops around the island, but you should not miss two.
Traditional Festivities in Madeira
Festivities are the best way to know the local traditions and are to be found everywhere in Madeira.
Funchal by Night
A memorable place like Funchal must be admired from its fantastic viewpoints such as Pico dos Barcelos, Pináculo or Miradouro das Neves.
Tiles in Madeira
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 awakening of the five senses
The best thing about travelling is that you have the possibility of collecting moments and not only things.
Fajã dos Padres
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.
Jardim do Mar
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.
Porto da Cruz
Porto da Cruz, a beautiful place to visit on the north Coast of Madeira Island.
The Sandy Beach of Porto Santo
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.
Jesuits Church (Society of Jesus)
In the 16th century, the arrival of French corsairs (Calvinists) and Jesuits (Catholics) changed Madeira.
Natural Pools of Porto Moniz
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.
Paul do Mar
Don’t miss out! Paul do Mar is a charming fishing village located on the south-western coast of Madeira.
The Island of Porto Santo
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.
Make the Tourist a Friend
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.
Madeira Fauna in the Levada do Alecrim – Levada Velha
Would you like to feel the real Nature, surrounded by “singing” birds and “dancing” butterflies?
Madeira Landscape “Poios”
As the very first settlers arrived on Madeira island, they immediately realized that it wouldn’t be easy to farm here.
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.
Monte Palace Tropical Gardens
The Monte Palace Tropical Gardens is located 5 km from the centre of Funchal, in a village called Monte.
Teixeira Family Museum
Situated in the North Eastern part of Madeira Island, in Faial, there is a heavenly place, called Teixeira Family Museum.
Saint Lawrence Fortress and Palace
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.
Frederico de Freitas Museum. Why is it a must?
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.
The Museum of Sacred Art
A unique experience in a relatively small museum, that is right in the heart of Funchal.
Outdoor Art in Funchal, Madeira
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.
Madeira, the Northern European Greenhouse
For centuries we were considered an experimental field for most of the European botanical gardens – The naturalist James Cook mentioned Madeira
The Gardens of 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
Ponta de São Lourenço is a 9 km long peninsula which forms the eastern end of the Island of Madeira.
Alice: “This is impossible“. The Mad Hatter: “Only if you believe it is“. Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Madeira Traditional Drinks
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
New Year’s Eve
Tic tac, tic, tac … 00:00.
The Amazing Christmas Cribs
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 & Afternoon Tea
Belmond Reid’s Palace is a historic hotel located on a cliff-top overlooking the Bay of Funchal.
Christmas in 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.
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
Madeira Hand Embroidery
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.
Curral das Freiras (commonly known as “The Nun’s Valley”)
There are many beautiful spots on an island full of contrast like Madeira. To choose one is not the easiest of tasks.
Câmara de Lobos
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.
Chapel of Our Lady of Fátima
The chapel of our lady of Fatima with its huge clock is located at the top of a peak called Pico da Cova.
The Majestic Flora 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.
Where is Madeira?
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
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.