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Machico is a historic city

Located on the east shore of Madeira Island, about 22 kilometers from Funchal, this municipality has an magnificent historical significance. It was the following that Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira disembarked, at 14-19, once they found Madeira. Machico switched on city on 2 nd August 1996 and contains approximately 20,000 inhabitants distributed one of its 6-8 km2. Legend has it as of now a century earlier than this revelation, Robert Machim and Anna d’Arfet had discovered asylum right here. The bending of this name Machim came around within the…

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Porto Moniz | Natural swimming pool | Lava Pools 1 LOCALS 

Porto Moniz | Natural swimming pool | Lava Pools

The Region of Porto Moniz, situated in the northern bit of the island of Madeira, measures 8040 hectares and contains a populace of around 2927 (2001 Statistics) occupants living in four wards: PortoMoniz, Achadas da Cruz, Ribeira da Janela and Seixal. Within the early instances of the invention of Madeira, this settlement had been christened Lugar da Ponta do Tristão. The riverside was known as Janela da Clara and the upper grounds, positioned between Sítio dos Lamaceiros and Achadas da Cruz, was termed Ponta do Tristão. This aristocrat from the…

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Porto da Cruz in Madeira Island 3 LOCALS Madeira News 

Porto da Cruz in Madeira Island

Porto da Cruz title got here from a cross (cruz) that was positioned by the explorers on the bay as soon as used as port (porto). On the north coast of Madeira, Porto da Cruz is a metropolis with many sights. Amongst them, the meals nicely represented in native eating places. It is a very rural city solely well-known for its wine manufacturing whose significance is marked yearly in September, throughout the Grape Competition. Within the heart of the city, subsequent to the ocean, the cafes and eating places are…

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Madeira elected Europe's Leading Island Destination 5 LOCALS 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. Hotels should also be congratulated for…

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Funchal has a new face 6 LOCALS Madeira News TRAVEL 

Funchal has a new face

The Praça do Povo opened last November 8, 2014, giving a new image to the sea front of Funchal. Funchal grown and is more beautiful with this intervention was born the Praça do Povo, a work of the vice-presidency of the regional government responsibility. The last phase of the reconstruction front sea Funchal is the berth for cruise ships due to be completed next year in May. As a result of time of 20 February 2010 and due to the essential and urgent dredging of the end portions of the…

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Ribeiro Frio - Balcões 7 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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Madeira unmissable events 8 EVENTS LOCALS PORTO SANTO 

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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The north of Madeira Island 9 LOCALS 

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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Diocese of Funchal LOCALS Madeira Island News Madeira News 

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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