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Madeira Prazeres
Madeira Prazeres by Allie_Caulfield @flickr
Madeira Funchal
Madeira Funchal by Allie_Caulfield @flickr
Madeira Monte, Jardim tropical Monte Palace
Madeira Monte, Jardim tropical Monte Palace by Allie_Caulfield @flickr
Madeira by Andrei Dimofte @flickr
Madeira by Ninian Reid @flickr
Madeira by Jenschapter3 @flickr
Madeira by Jenschapter3 @flickr
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Top sigths of Portugal

Interesting architectural landmarks and museums can also be found in Sintra, the main symbol of which is Palácio da Pena. The palace was built in 1939 on the ruins of a monastery and is well-known as the most romantic and elegant palace in Portugal. The palace was built in a way so it attached a remaining part of the monastery and a small chapel. The old part of the city is home to a very beautiful building - the Castelo dos Mouros (The Moors Castle), which was built 10 centuries ago. If one doesn't take into consideration massive protective walls, the building looks more like a castle from a fairy tale rather than an ancient fortress. The castle was empty for many years until it was restored in the 19th century. Nowadays, it's a very interesting open air museum. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Madeira

Active recreation

Funchal is glad to offer visitors some other activities like workshops (Madeira Cook Experience, Lillie Ceramics), go-karting (Indoor Kart Madeira), laser tag and paintball (Mad Laser, Paintball Madeira). It is worth remarking that it's a pleasure to visit such centers with family or friends. In this way, one can "kill two birds with one stone", (or "matar dois coelhos com uma cajadada", as they would say on the … Open

Weekend in Madeira in original style

Having tried out the amazing pools, head to Madeira's main observation point - Cabo Girão. Few people know that it is the highest cliff in Europe the second highest in the world. The height of the cliff is 580 meters. The cliff offers a stunning view of Câmara de Lobos, and in clear weather, you can even see the landscapes of Funchal. Having climbed such a vertiginous height, get up the nerve to look down. Here, … Open

Festivals and events in Madeira

Such a multifaceted festival as the NOS Summer Opening is dedicated to music in all its diversity. The venue is one of the island's most picturesque places - Parque de Santa Catarina located in the capital of Madeira. A fiery mix of reggae, funk, electronic music, hip-hop, soul is complemented by a wonderful outdoor recreation and a great gastronomic program, thanks to which one can taste local food. The festival … Open

Advices for travellers

8. Tourists wishing to bring from the trip the wine of local production should better set off for shopping to the specialized stores. These stores feature more attractive pricing for goods. Besides the risk to buy fake goods is minimized in this way. Before making a purchase the visitors will surely be offered to taste the desired sorts of wine. 7. Travelers wishing to explore the natural … Open

Best beaches

There are several closed beach resorts on the island available for a reasonable fee. The resort area Quinta do Lorde located in the southeastern part of Madeira is in demand among connoisseurs of red carpet vacations. It has an equipped pebble beach and an extensive recreation area with swimming pools and a luxury yacht club. Piscinas do Canical resort in the eastern part of Madeira is popular among travelers with … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Funchal also has one of the biggest and most interesting gastronomic shops of the island - Madeira Tradicional. In addition to bottles of Madeira, the store sells many other gastronomic specialties. The store is combined with a small cafe. Visitors are always invited to try national specialties, as well as popular wines from local factories. A large selection of homemade cookies and delicious cakes is always … Open

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