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Machico is a historic city

Located on the east coast of Madeira Island, about 22 km from Funchal, this municipality has a magnificent historical significance. It was the following that Gonçalves Zarco and Tristan Vaz Teixeira landed, between 14-19, when they found the wood. Machico moved to the city on 2 August 1996 and contains about 20,000 inhabitants distributed one of its 6-8 km2. According to legend, a century before this revelation, Robert Machim and Anna D’arfet had found asylum right here. The domain of this name Machim emerged within the name of the metropolis.…

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Porto Moniz | Natural swimming pool | Lava Pools 1 LOCALS 

Porto Moniz | Natural swimming pool | Lava Pools

The Porto Moniz region, which is located in the northern part of the island of Madeira. Measures 8040 hectares and contains a population of around 2927 (Statistics 2001) inhabitants living in four wards: Porto Moniz, Achadas da Cruz, Ribeira da Janela and Seixal. In the initial example of Madeira’s discovery, this settlement was baptized by Lugar da Ponta do Tristão. The river bank is known as Janela da Clara and the upper yard, which lies between Sítio dos Lamaceiros and Achadas da Cruz, is called Ponta do Tristão. The aristocrat…

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Cristiano Ronaldo Museum in Madeira Island 3 Madeira News 

Cristiano Ronaldo Museum in Madeira Island

Cristiano Ronaldo Museum opened in December 2013, museum boasts more than 130 trophies . The CR7 Museum Cristiano Ronaldo portrays the life story of the player Cristiano Ronaldo and shows the trophies won by the Portuguese international throughout his brilliant career. The 126 individual and collective trophies that have been won over the course of the Portuguese footballer’s career have been exhibited at Andorinha (Portugal), Nacional (Portugal), Sporting (Portugal), Manchester United (UK) and Real Madrid (Spain). Inauguration attended by many personalities The footballer was accompanied in the Region of Irina…

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Poncha is the traditional drink of Madeira 4 PRODUCTS 

Poncha is the traditional drink of Madeira

Poncha is the most traditional drink of Madeira ! That is to say : Who’s going to Madeira and not drink , can not boast that knows truly the pearl of the Atlantic. Although typical county of Câmara de Lobos , the is known and appreciated all over the island . It can be drunk both in summer with ice, as in the winter, because they contain lots of vitamin C. Previously, was made ​​only with brandy cane sugar adding the same amount of water, sugar and lemon peel small enough…

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Sea Breeze Studios – Porto da Cruz Studios

Madeira Sea Breeze Studios: Rua Sousa e Freitas, Porto da Cruz, Madeira Portugal (351) 965 219 756 http://www.seabreezestudios.pt The village guards dramatic scenery, which fills your breast with fresh air and brings total tranquillity, where peace and quiet are part of everyday life. The microclimate with mild temperatures throughout the year, in accordance with the characteristics of the location, allows you to enjoy various outdoor activities, including: surfing, diving, fishing, paragliding, mountain biking, and hiking the famous “Levadas”, inserted in nature with all its splendour. Porto da Cruz Studios Here, the options…

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Madeira considered one of “10 best islands in the world” 5 Madeira News 

Madeira considered one of “10 best islands in the world”

Madeira the pearl of the Atlantic! Placing sixth, Madeira is one of the only two European islands on the list, alongside Santorini (Greece). Portugal’s beautiful Madeira Island has been considered one of the “10 best islands in the world” by visitors of travel website Tripadvisor. “The capital city of Funchal was settled in the 15th century and is a colourful collection of gardens, religious sites, and quirky tourist attractions like the thatched-roof Madeira Story Centre,” the website says. TripAdvisor recommends hiking the summit of Pico Ruivo (pictured) to “feel like…

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Winter International Masters Open 6 EVENTS Madeira Island News 

Winter International Masters Open

January,16th to 18th The Penteada Olympic Swimming Pools Complex will host the Winter International Masters Open 2015, a sports event organised by the Portuguese Swimming Federation in collaboration with the Swimming Association of Madeira. This competition, to be held from January, 16 to 18  will be composed of two main races, the Winter Masters National Championship and the Masters Swimming Sea Bay the latter to be held in the bay of Câmara de Lobos,, an open water race. Carrying out this athletic championship offers Madeiran swimming and the sports and…

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Regata Transquadra 7 EVENTS Madeira Island News 

Regata Transquadra

Madeira Islands welcomed on 31st July last the arrival of the first sailors participating on the Regatta Transquadra, coming from Saint Nazaire, France. This transatlantic sailing race, integrates close to 500 sailsmen who are expected to visit the island, along with their families. Madeira Tourism was present at the first stage of this event held between July, 23rd to 27th, last for the official openning ceremony of this event at the Port of Saint Nazaire. The second stage of this race will take place between January 19th to 28th. Regata…

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Santo Amaro Feast 8 EVENTS Madeira Island News 

Santo Amaro Feast

January 14 to 18 Madeira Islands celebrate, in a particularly festive and ceremonial way all over the island, the religious festivity of Santo Amaro. This is the day when families gather to share the remaining delicacies of this festive season, to take out the Christmas decorations and lapinhas (cribs) and to “clean the kitchen cabinets – a custom deeply rooted in the traditions of popular people of Madeira. On this day the municipality of Santa Cruz pays tribute to its patron saint in a very lively religious festivity, which marks…

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