Cristiano Ronaldo Museum in Madeira Island 1 Madeira Island News Madeira News TRAVEL 

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 2 PRODUCTS Madeira Island News TRAVEL 

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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Winter International Masters Open 3 EVENTS Madeira Island News Madeira 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 4 EVENTS Madeira Island News Madeira 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 5 EVENTS Madeira Island News Madeira 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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Madeira Events 7 EVENTS Excursions Madeira Island News Madeira News 

Madeira Events

Further information consult the Tourist Entertainment Calendars for Madeira Island Carnival Festivities 11th to 18th February – Entertainment in downtown Funchal 14th February– Great Allegoric Carnival Parade 17th February – Slapstick Parade Madeira Island Open (PGA European Tour) 19th to 22nd March Madeira Flower Festival 16th to 22nd April – Entertainment in downtown Funchal 18th April – The Wall of Hope Ceremony 19th April – Great Allegoric Flower Parade Atlantic Festival 6th, 13th, 20st and 27th June – Music and Fireworks Display Madeira Wine Rally 30th July to 1st August…

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Madeira elected Europe's Leading Island Destination 8 LOCALS Madeira Island News Madeira News PORTO SANTO 

Madeira elected Europe’s Leading Island Destination

For the second year in a row, Madeira Islands were elected by the “World Travel Awards” organization as Europe’s Leading Island Destination for 2014. Madeira competed in this category alongside with tourist destinations such as the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Malta and Cyprus. The World Travel Awards takes place annually and recognises, awards and celebrates excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry worldwide. Votes followed an evaluation undertaken mostly by tourism professionals and travel agents located in over 200 countries worldwide. Fiscalidade Madeira Hotels should also be…

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Gallo d'Oro restaurant Il retains Michelin star 9 Madeira Island News Madeira News PRODUCTS Restaurants 

Gallo d’Oro restaurant Il retains Michelin star

Awarded for the first time in 2009, is the very first and only restaurant to receive this differentiation from Madeira so far. Il Gallo d’Oro Restaurant ( The Cliff Bay resort in Funchal), watched again the 7th successive year old its Michelin star at the very influential mention restaurants in the Earth, that the Michelin Guide. The award has been first announced in Marbella (Spain) in the gala presentation of this Michelin Guide Portugal and Spain at 2015. Gallo d’Oro restaurant Launch of book ‘Madeira by Chef Benoît Sinthon‘ The…

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The statue of Cristiano Ronaldo in Madeira Island 10 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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