Ribeiro Frio - Balcões 1 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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Wonderful Madeira Island

Article about 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.…

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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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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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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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Royal Savoy Hotels and Savoy Gardens awarded TripAdvisor 4 HOTELS/ACCOMODATION Madeira Island News TRAVEL 

Royal Savoy Hotels and Savoy Gardens awarded TripAdvisor

Hotels Madeira Royal Savoy and Savoy Gardens just been given the 2014 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, a portal which enables travelers on leisure or business, the evaluation of their traveling experiences. Hotels Royal Savoy and Savoy Gardens   Savoy Gardens continued as the two. º hotel in the autonomous region of Madeira in his highest scoring category one of 25 4-star resorts. The awards represent the growing difficulty of the group, reviewers and direction, in corresponding with increasing efficacy to the expectations of customers, raising the utmost level of support.…

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Madeira Music Festival EVENTS Madeira Island News Madeira News 

Madeira Music Festival XXXV

From June 6 to 15, the Madeira Music Festival, once again, brings to the island the possibility of experiencing and enjoying a richer cultural offer in the field of classical music. Madeira Music Festival With a diversified programme, including concerts and recitals from erudite music to contemporary dance, the Music festival is a remarkable event that seeks to rouse a cultural impact and mark the take-off of the summer season’s festivals. An event that has been enriching the Madeira Atlantic Festival for some years, it is also a strong presence…

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Underwater Nature Madeira Festival II

2nd to 7th June The second edition of the “Underwater Nature Festival” is scheduled for the beginning of next month. This recreational sporting event aims to promote and raise awareness of the Garajau Natural Reserve, a marine reserve of about 376 hectares, situated on the south coast of Madeira, between Lazaretto (Funchal) and Ponta da Oliveira (Caniço de Baixo). Underwater Nature Madeira Festival   As the name indicates, the programme will focus on diving and other sea related activities and on environmental actions carried out in the Reserve. This event…

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Meeting Canyoning Madeira 6 EVENTS Excursions Madeira Island News 

Meeting Canyoning Madeira

Clube Naval perform Seixal organizes Meeting Canyoning Madeira. Meeting Canyoning Madeira is a event organized by the Sailing Club of Seixal and the Mountain Camping Federation of Portugal. This event has as principal goal promoting Madeira’s tremendous capacity for the practice of the sports activity, and encouraging the discussion and exchange of experiences between practitioners. It includes workshops and lectures open to the participation of people of different nationalities. During this event, participants have the chance to go through several canyons in various areas most of which are situated in…

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Atlantic Festival Madeira programme

Atlantic Festival Madeira From 7 to 28 June The Atlantic Festival, an event that marks the beginning of the summer season in Madeira, will this year integrate a diverse set of initiatives spread throughout the month of June, most importantly the pyromusical shows; the Madeira Music Festival and the Regional Arts Week.   Saturdays The pyromusical shows will be held on four consecutive Saturdays of the month of June, at 10:30pm at the pier outside the Pontinha, with wonderful and exciting performances, lasting about 20 minutes each, which combine fireworks…

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