(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.
(2 min read) In 1419 Tristão Vaz Teixceira, Bartolomeu Perestrelo and João Gonçalves Zarco have discovered and populated Porto Santo and Madeira Island. A brief history of that discovery and the followed settlement.
(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.
(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.
(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
(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.
(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.
(2 min read) Madeira is elected (again) as the ‘best island destination’ in Europe for the fifth time. In 2019 Madeira will host World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony.
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)
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.
(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.