New Year's Eve in Madeira 1 EVENTS Excursions Madeira Island News 

New Year’s Eve in Madeira

Madeira New year festivities – Reveillon Legend of Saint Sylvester New Year’s Eve in Madeira – On the last night of the year, being the Virgin Mary tilting in the skies over the ocean, St. Sylvester came to talk to her. The Virgin Mary confided in him the reason for her sadness: she recalled the lovely Atlantis, sunken by God as a punishment on its inhabitants. While she was speaking, Our Lady wept tears of sadness and compassion. St. Sylvester noticed that they were not tears but real pearls. One of…

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Wonderful Madeira Island

Many call it the pearl of the Atlantic or the Garden of the Atlantic; others call it the Hawaii of Europe. I call it home: this is Madeira. Madeira is an island where we have four seasons in one day, where we can drive above the clouds, where you can surf at 9 in the morning, and just half an hour later take a walk in the immense Laurus forest dating back to the Miocene and Pliocene periods of the Tertiary period, 20 million years ago. It’s a geological and…

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Madeira unmissable events

Madeira is proud to present a wide range of diverse, regional, Portuguese and international events that are staged throughout the year. Madeira unmissable events Visitors to this dynamic, creative and multi-faceted destination are able to enjoy this cornucopia of cultural, sporting, recreational and popular events, from January to December. There are always opportunities to have fun and to appreciate what the islands of this archipelago have to offer. The Regional Secretariat for Culture, Tourism and Transportation (SRT) is responsible for the events and initiatives on the Tourist Entertainment Calendar organised…

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Funchal reveillon 4 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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Cristiano Ronaldo birthplace - The beautifull Madeira Island 5 Excursions Madeira News PRODUCTS 

Cristiano Ronaldo birthplace – The beautifull Madeira Island

Yes, it’s true. He, the magician, was born here, dribbled, took his first steps, side-footed his first goal, screamed for his first penalty and pleaded for the other toddler to be sent off. I speak, of course, of Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, arguably the greatest footballer in the world. His birthplace was Funchal, capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira, a volcanic island in the North Atlantic, washed by the Gulf Stream and warmed by the African sun, the nearest land mass 400 miles away. Cristiano Ronaldo birthplace Forget…

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Brisa Maracujá awarded

Madeira Products – Brisa Passionfruit Brisa Maracujá awarded The Juice of Brisa Passionfruit – Beer Company of Madeira (ECM), was again awarded the Grand Gold Medal by Monde Selection, the oldest and most prestigious independent organization in the field of Quality Selections. This is 13. ª Medal awarded to Brisa Another Great Passion which has a total of 23 medals acquired so far. The ECM has 143 medals awarded by Monde Selection, including 83 Gold and 36 Gold Large, and drinks with most medals are White Coral with 24 medals and…

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Where to stay in Madeira 6 Holidays homes HOTELS/ACCOMODATION TRAVEL 

Where to stay in Madeira

Accommodation in Madeira Where to stay in Madeira – Madeira offers a wide range of quality accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, where hospitality, personalized service, good taste and quality are the dominant features. Where to stay in Madeira Madeira and Porto Santo Islands are excellent locations for feeling welcomed. The hospitality of local population ensures Madeira as a great location for tourists to spend their vacation. The local population hospitality ensures Madeira as a great location for tourists to spend their vacation. The proximity with nature makes our…

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The north of Madeira Island 7 Excursions Levadas Walks LOCALS Madeira Island News 

The north of Madeira Island

The North of Madeira using its miles of both wild and natural shore will provide you with an unforgettable scene using a unique flora and fauna and will help you realize the volcanic sources of that amazing island. The North of the Island is only one hour’s drive from Funchal and also the discovery of that part of Madeira can help you recognize the island, its firm, the creativity and adaptability of its people, their courage and their audacity. Madeira is a rich and extensive destination and we recommend all…

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8 Things To Do in Madeira Islands

With its outstanding mix of stunning natural beauty, quaint historic towns and inviting year-round climate, the lovely Portuguese island of Madeira is an ideal destination for lovers of nature and outdoor activities. The archipelago, which technically comprises Madeira, Porto Santo and the nature-protected Desertas Islands, lies splendidly isolated in the Atlantic Ocean, somewhere 1000 km from the European mainland and 520 km from the coast of Africa. Take a Levada Walk Madeira is especially famous for its spectacular Levada walks, and for good reason. These old waterways that dot the…

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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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