Funchal has a new face 2 LOCALS Madeira News TRAVEL 

Funchal has a new face

The Praça do Povo opened last November 8, 2014, giving a new image to the sea front of Funchal. Funchal grown and is more beautiful with this intervention was born the Praça do Povo, a work of the vice-presidency of the regional government responsibility. The last phase of the reconstruction front sea Funchal is the berth for cruise ships due to be completed next year in May. As a result of time of 20 February 2010 and due to the essential and urgent dredging of the end portions of the…

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Funchal reveillon 3 EVENTS Madeira Island News Madeira News 

Funchal reveillon

Madeira New year festivities – Reveillon Legend of Saint Sylvester The Funchal reveillon. On the previous night of this year, becoming the Virgin Mary tilting in the heavens across the sea, St. Sylvester arrived to talk to her. Even the Virgin Mary confided in him that the reason for her sadness: she recalled that the lovely Atlantis, sunken by God as a punishment onto its people. While she had been talking, Our Lady wept tears of sadness and compassion. St. Sylvester noticed that they weren’t tears but actual pearls. One…

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Diocese of Funchal celebrates 500 years – Religion

The Diocese of Funchal was created on June 12th, 1514, by Papal Bull Pro excellenti præeminentia of Pope Leo X, after Funchal was granted city status by Manuel I, King of Portugal, in 1508. The recently created diocese was placed under the auspices of the archdiocese of Lisbon. Diocese of Funchal Nineteen years later, on the 31st of January 1533, it was raised to the dignified status of archdiocese, making it for the following twenty two years the largest metropolitan archdiocese in the world, having jurisdiction over the dioceses of…

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Festas da Sé – Funchal

May 25 to June 2 The streets surrounding the Funchal Cathedral come alive at the end of May during the Festas da Sé – a typical Madeiran arraial (street party). Festas da Sé Local restaurants in Rua de João Tavira, Rua do Bispo, Rua da Queimada de Cima, Rua da Queimada de Baixo and Rua dos Ferreiros feature special traditional menus and offer a wide selection of local food and wine. The streets are beautifully decorated for the occasion and entertainment includes music from singing groups and brass bands. Festas…

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Funchal is the second best Portuguese city to visit 4 LOCALS Madeira Island News TRAVEL 

Funchal is the second best Portuguese city to visit

Lisbon is the best city in Portugal to live , visit and invest , according to a ranking of Portuguese cities , released in early February , that take into account three dimensions : Investment , Tourism and Talent . According to the ranking, prepared by the international consulting firm Bloom Consulting and the Lusa had access, ” Lisbon is a city apart from the rest because it surpasses them both regionally and nationally .” According to the company , the ranking was constructed using statistical data from official sources…

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Carro de Cesto: The traditional transport in Funchal 5 Excursions Madeira News PRODUCTS 

Carro de Cesto: The traditional transport in Funchal

CAR BASKET OR “CARRO DE CESTOS” Every year there are thousands of people who are left fascinated by the experience of sliding at high speed on traditional and unique ” Cars Cart ” , mainly tourists visiting the region. Carro de Cesto This type of car emerged around 1850 in Funchal . These cars are made by hand , with wicker and wood , and have two seats . Are driven and controlled by two paths (the name given to people who maneuver this car ) , dressed in white…

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34 Cruises expected in March in Funchal 6 Madeira Island News TRAVEL 

34 Cruises expected in March in Funchal

March will be a month of great movement of cruise ships in Funchal . In total, 34 cruisers , 10 different companies that will scale the jetty Pontinha . The companies that will make stops in Funchal will be the AIDAcruisses that have scales AIDAstella 5 , 4 and 1 AIDAblu AIDAluna , Thomson Holidays , we will have 5 scales liner Thomson Celebration , MSC Cruises , with 4 scales , 2 MSC Armonia , MSC Fantasia and 1 1 MSC Musica , Norwegian Cruise Lines, Norwegian Spirit 3…

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The 3rd Half Marathon Funchal take place this Sunday, March 2 7 EVENTS Madeira Island News 

The 3rd Half Marathon Funchal take place this Sunday, March 2

The Funchal Half Marathon is a sporting event of an international nature which takes place annually in the city of Funchal and that brings together athletes from many countries, in a trend more pronounced in leisure and recreation not forgetting of course the competitive part. The previous editions of the Funchal Half Marathon was a success and the Madeira Athletics Association, advances now with preparations for the 3rd edition that will be held on 2 March 2014. The course is almost entirely flat, in closed circuit, with an exceptional landscape…

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