Cristiano Ronaldo is honored today with statue in Madeira 1 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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Sleeps in Madeira destination grew 3.9% 2 Madeira News 

Sleeps in Madeira destination grew 3.9%

Overnight stays in several hotels in the Madeira Islands between January and September 2014 increased 3.9%. In absolute terms, were recorded in Madeira Islands about 623 thousand nights that month (11.8% of total overnight stays occurred in Portugal). A breakdown by type of establishment, it is observed that the annual changes were negligible, highlighting the positive apartment hotels (more overnight stays approximately 2400) and the negative pensions (least 1,500 overnight stays approximately). The average stay in this period was 5 nights In turn, the occupancy rate (bed) in September reached 71.5%…

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Madeira wine grew 53% until October to the Portugal 3 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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Funchal has a new face 4 Madeira News 

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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Beaches of Porto Santo 5 Madeira News PORTO SANTO 

Beaches of Porto Santo

The sandy beaches are the treasure of Porto Santo. Porto Santo is also called the golden island in Portuguese “Ilha Dourada” because of its 7 miles of golden sandy beaches crossing the island. Their sand has therapeutic virtues, so do not hesitate and immerse yourself in the sand of Porto Santo and then swim in the beautiful blue water that surrounds the small island of 5,000 inhabitants. visit douro valley Beaches Of Porto Santo

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Funchal reveillon 6 Madeira News 

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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Cristiano Ronaldo birthplace 7 Madeira News 

Cristiano Ronaldo birthplace

Yes, it’s true. He, the magician, was born here, dribbled, took his first steps, side-footed his first goal, screamed for his first penalty and pleaded for the other toddler to be sent off. I speak, of course, of Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, arguably the greatest footballer in the world. Ronaldo was born in Santo António, a neighbourhood of Funchal, Madeira, the youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a cook, and José Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener His second given name, “Ronaldo”, was chosen after then-U.S. president Ronald…

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8 Things To Do in Madeira Madeira News 

8 Things To Do in Madeira Islands

With its outstanding mix of stunning natural beauty, quaint historic towns and inviting year-round climate, the lovely Portuguese island of Madeira is an ideal destination for lovers of nature and outdoor activities. The archipelago, which technically comprises Madeira, Porto Santo and the nature-protected Desertas Islands, lies splendidly isolated in the Atlantic Ocean, somewhere 1000 km from the European mainland and 520 km from the coast of Africa. 1 – Take a Levada Walk Madeira is especially famous for its spectacular Levada walks, and for good reason. These old waterways that…

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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. 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 the Portuguese Colonial…

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Madeira Cherry Festival 8 Madeira News 

Madeira Cherry Festival

Date: 14, 15 June Local: Jardim da Serra The rural village of Jardim da Serra, located in the upper part of Câmara de Lobos, hosts the Cherry Festival, a popular event that promotes the local tradition of this parish. This festivity oers a wide range of sports and leisure activities that culminate with an ethnographic parade in a tribute to the harvesting of this delicious fruit.

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