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Madeira – a green and vibrant island

Madeira is a charming island located in the Atlantic Ocean, known for its lush landscapes, made up of impressive mountains, verdant valleys, dense forests, viewpoints with incredible panoramic views, and picturesque coastline.

But also due to the climate, characterized by mild summers and mild winters, and biodiversity – there are many species endemic to the island, particularly in the Madeira Natural Park, where you can stroll amid untouched nature.

Untouched nature that you can also explore through the Levadas, the famous irrigation canals, transformed into walking trails, which allow you to explore the unique interior of the island uniquely.

Traditional festivals, such as Carnival and the Festa de São João, are events that highlight Madeiran music, dance, the rich and tasty Madeiran cuisine (kebabs, bolo do caco, swordfish, and the famous “poncha”), and Madeira’s cultural heritage, are other of the island’s ex-libris.

The local inhabitants are known for their warm hospitality and have managed to preserve the historical heritage, the Palácio de São Lourenço, the Forte de São Tiago and the museums that portray the history of the island.

The capital of Madeira, and the largest city on the island, is Funchal. The city combines history, tradition, natural beauty, and contemporary times. It is known for its welcoming and charming atmosphere, narrow and colorful streets, bustling markets, cozy cafes, and cultural events.


The Madeira Botanical Garden showcases a vast collection of tropical and subtropical plants, providing a tranquil and educational experience.

The colorful Farmers’ Market is a vibrant spot where you can find a variety of local products, from fresh fruits to flowers and regional crafts.

The Cathedral of Funchal is a historic church with impressive architecture and a richly detailed interior dating back to the 15th century.

The Old Town of Funchal, the city’s historic part, features cobbled streets, historic buildings, traditional restaurants, and a lively atmosphere.

The historic Fort of São Tiago is located by the sea, offering panoramic views of the ocean and the city and housing a contemporary art museum.

The Palace of São Lourenço, the official residence of the Representative of the Republic in Madeira, presents imposing architecture and well-maintained gardens through guided tours.

The CR7 Museum is dedicated to the famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, born in Funchal.

The Funchal Promenade, an extensive waterfront area with promenades, gardens, and restaurants, is ideal for strolling, dining, and outdoor activities.

The Funchal Cable Car provides a panoramic view of Funchal and its surroundings, taking tourists to the highlands of the city.

The opportunity to practice water activities such as snorkeling, diving, dolphin watching and sport fishing.