Category Archives: Madeira

Porto Moniz

Porto Moniz, situated on the North Western tip of Madeira, is a lovely town to visit. It is known for its natural volcanic ocean pools (Piscinas Naturais), which in the summer is very popular with both locals and tourists. Porto Moniz has the safest harbour on the north coast of the island and a heliport…
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Missas do Parto (The Childbirth Masses)

Nine days before Christmas (16th till 24th of December), in almost all parishes of the Diocese of Funchal is the celebrated "Missas do Parto" (Masses of childbirth), a religious heritage that is experienced by the parish communities, through songs and events. Despite a tradition of being secular, the "Childbirth Masses" is still one of the…
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Bolo de Mel

(1 min read) Did you know that the Bolo de Mel (honey cake) traditionally was the Christmas cake of Madeira? Many families made the cake at the 8th of December (Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao) and it also is considered as the oldest dessert of Madeira.

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Winston Churchill

(2 min read) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, a nature lover, visited Madeira Island not only because of his landscape, the flowers, the beautiful scenes for his paintings, but also to recover from the fatigue and illness which he started to suffer in those days.

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Christmas light decorations Madeira

(2 min read) Many streets are decorated with Christmas light decorations, in various ways. Each year it is a surprise to see which decorations are newly designed and it is always a pleasure to see old ´friends´ again.

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Madeira Weather – Averages

(3 min read) The Madeira weather can be considered as a subtropical climate that is very smooth and soft. This is thanks to the location of Madeira Islands, in the eastern part of the North Atlantic

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Madeira Wine Festival – Festa do Vinho

(2 min. read) The Madeira Wine Festival (Festa do Vinho) is one of Madeira's top tourist events that pays gratifying tribute to the precious nectar. This event takes place in the months August and September.

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Madeira Wine and Wine from Madeira

(2 min read) When we speak about wine from Madeira, most people think about Madeira Wine, this is a typical and distinct wine which can be serve as an aperitif or digestive.

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Madeira Flower Festival

Each year after Easter, the city of Funchal changes into a stage of a luxurious treat for the senses. It is known as the famous Madeira Flower Festival (pt: Festa da Flor)

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Where the *heaven* is Madeira?

Madeira island is located 967 km south west of Lisbon. The African coastline is closer by: about 700 km directly west of Casablanca, Morocco. The Canary Islands are the closest by: around 450 km to the south way and to reach the Azores from Madeira you must travel 965 km to the north west.

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Micro-climates within a micro-climate

(2 min read) The Madeira archipelago is known for its mild sub-tropical climate. The island has a very diverse landscape with 50% of the island being above 700m. This results in the rise to various micro-climates within a micro-climate.

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Madeira Carnival

Madeira Carnival (Carnaval in Portuguese) officially starts Friday before Lent and only ends the following Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday), infecting the whole island with an intense joy. Madeira Carnival Festival is one of the most cheerful regional festivities here on the island. On Friday, the city wakes up to the sound of the philharmonic orchestras and…
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Atlantic Festival in Madeira

Atlantic Festival in Madeira - Firework shows every Saturday of June The Atlantic Festival event marks the start of Madeira’s summer season. It features a collection of musical firework shows on each of the four Saturdays of the month of June. This event, which combines fireworks and music, is a pleasant experience for visitors and…
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