The Cape Girao is located in Madeira Island , west of Funchal . It is an almost vertical promontory with 580 m height providing a magnificent view of the sea, Câmara de Lobos and Funchal, why is a much visited. It is the highest Europe and the second largest cable world. is famous for its cliff .
Cape Girao picture
Has a well-known viewpoint with fantastic panoramic views . Here you will find the Chapel of Our Lady of Fatima , which was built in 1951 and is one of the main pilgrimage sites of the island . In the area of Cabo Girao is a panoramic elevator that gives access to Faja dos Padres , a beautiful beach that includes a restaurant and whose alternative access can only be done by boat. Also look for the cable car that takes you to Rancho Fajãs Cape Girão . At the foot of the cliff you can see a small area of cultivated land they call Fajãs Cape Girão . Were previously only accessible by boat but since August 2003 that farmers have a better lift to get up there . For adrenaline junkies this is a prime location for the practice of sports radicais.Até 2003 , the year it was built there an elevator , the fields located at the bottom of the escarpment were only accessible by boat .
The name Cape Girão was given by João Gonçalves Zarco and his companions discovered this rock and has to do with the fact that he has served as a reference point as the end of the first working day of recognition of the coast of Madeira . is one of the most important tourist circuit Madeira , thereby being a mandatory stop for all who visit the island of Madeira . Besides its tourist value , Cabo Girao have your name associated with the extraction of soft stone , which is made from the beginning of settlement of Madeira , an area that encompasses the basis of almost all his bluff . The use of masonry Cape Girao the frontispiece to the Cathedral of Funchal is one of its most important historical references .