Winter International Masters Open 1 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 2 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 3 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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The statue of Cristiano Ronaldo in Madeira Island 5 Madeira Island News Madeira News TRAVEL 

The statue of Cristiano Ronaldo in Madeira Island

Cristiano Ronaldo opened on Sunday (December 23), in Madeira, his own statue, which will be to remember, in the Sea Square in Funchal, this native son who became a global star. The statue was sculpted in bronze by artist Ricardo Veloza and measures 3.40 meters in height. The statue of Cristiano Ronaldo Accompanied by his mother Dolores Aveiro and son Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of the Portuguese national team that was recalled in Madeira where he built the “foundations of life and football,” with his family. Grateful and motivated by…

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Best New Year's Eve destination is Madeira 6 EVENTS Madeira Island News TRAVEL 

Best New Year’s Eve destination is Madeira

Among the top 10 European destinations for the 2014 New Year’s Eve 2015, the EBD elected Madeira, or rather the fireworks of Funchal, as the best of all. Neither London nor Paris, let alone Berlin. It is in Madeira that is best way for the European year, according to Election European Best Destinations (EBD), organization based in Brussels and bringing together the main European Tour entities. Best New Year’s Eve The selection highlights the top 10 destinations for the passage of the New Year, tips, hotels and attractions the same.…

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Cristiano Ronaldo is honored today with statue in Madeira 8 EVENTS Madeira Island News Madeira News 

Cristiano Ronaldo is honored today with statue in Madeira

The international and captain of the Portuguese national football team, Cristiano Ronaldo (was born in Madeira Island), will be honored today by the Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, where it is natural, and will also inaugurate a statue in his honor. In Madeira Legislative Assembly, Ronaldo will receive the Autonomic Cord Distinction, the highest award of the Region. In the Sea Square, next to the port of Funchal, the Real Madrid footballer will be perpetuated by a statue. Ronaldo’s coming to Madeira is promoted by Jornal da Madeira,…

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Madeira wine grew 53% until October to the Portugal 9 Madeira Island News Madeira News PORTO SANTO 

Madeira wine grew 53% until October to the Portugal

The president of the Wine Institute, Embroidery and Crafts Madeira (IVBAM) recently stated that the bet on the Continent, in partnership with companies in the sector, in comparison with this Madeira Wine has given outstanding results. Paula gourd demonstrated that between January and October 31 this season, Madeira Wine sales to the mainland market increased by 53% in quantity and 70% in value compared to the identical period of 2013. Madeira Wine

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Ribeiro Frio - Balcões 10 LOCALS Madeira Island News 

Ribeiro Frio – Balcões

Ribeiro Frio (Cold River) is an natural playground situated in the north of the island, at a deep valley surrounded by mountains. That location is well-known by locals and tourists for its trouts and lovely walks along its nature trails. For those who wish to go on a trek without Waiting for hours, the surroundings of are a must with its walks across the Levada (Levada is that the title of this gutters pushed into the rock so as to carry water in the entire island). The stroll will take…

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