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Freira da Madeira Center

Knew that the Park Service Natural Madeira provides guided tours of the center – of – nun -Madeira Rui Silva and nesting area ?
All Saturdays are offered guided tours of the nesting area of Freira da Madeira. Visitors are framed and accompanied on a tour that got its start by 13.00 ( new time ) in the center Freira da Madeira Rui Silva , following a short course of 30 minutes to the viewpoint of the Nest of Manta , in order to view the nesting habitat nun – the – Madeira. The visit will end by 14:30 .

Freira da Madeira Center

Freira da Madeira Center

Guided tours take place with a minimum of 5 entries. Registration will be made ​​until the Thursday prior to the desired date , and the visit confirmed , via email , on Friday .
Guided visits to the Center Freira da Madeira have no associated cost of time , because we all like to know a little more work .
However , after the visit to the nesting area , calls it a donation to support the work of habitat restoration nun – the – Madeira, getting the consideration and awareness of each.
See you there !

The Center Freira da Madeira – Rui Silva , is a hub of information , interpretation and reception of visitors and is located in Pico Megrim on the island of Madeira .
Peak Megrim belongs to the municipality of Funchal , being one of the most visited places on the island thanks to its easy access , or can be done by car. With 1818 m altitude is the third highest peak of the island , after the Pico Ruivo ( 1861m ) and Pico das Torres ( 1851 m ) .


This Centre was established in 2012 and aims to improve the reception conditions for tourists and residents who visit the Peak Megrim , disseminating and promoting the natural heritage of the region , highlighting the various protected areas and the biodiversity .
The name comes from the center associated with seabird endemic to Madeira , nun – the – Madeira, as it is in the area of ​​Megrim that this bird nests and consequently is where are all developed conservation work . You also linked to Rui Silva , in homage for being the pioneer of mountaineering and climbing in the region .

The Center , like other centers managed by the Natural Park of Madeira , aims to contribute to self-sustainability of biodiversity conservation efforts and the promotion of a strategy of information and communication , which is reflected in the existence of a population even more informed , proactive and able to enjoy , from the point of view of tourism or the economic point of view , a balanced natural assets .
This space was created with support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Autonomous Region of Madeira , through ADRAMA .

Business hours

The Center Freira da Madeira – Rui Silva is open to the entire population every day from 9am to 17.30h , except 1st January, Easter Sunday, December 25 .
Given the support the Vigilante Nature provides monitoring of groups of visitors , researchers in the protected area or conditioned by weather conditions , the Centre may be temporarily closed.

Visiting the center

The Freira da Madeira Center – Rui Silva has a permanent exhibit , dynamic and interactive , alluding to the Freira da Madeira and their habitat .
It also has other facilities such as :
Nucleus biographical museum and one who was the pioneer of mountaineering and climbing in the region , Dr. Rui Silva ;
Tour the Visitor information and guidance ;
Space multi functions which may be made workshops , meetings , communication actions and environmental education , among others .
This set of options are more than enough reason for we wait for your visit !

Accompanying interpretive tours and leisure

In addition to visiting the center , this area has the opportunity to move to the nest by Manta footpath .
The visit lasts approximately 1 hour 30 minutes , running up about 1.5 Km ( outward and return ) .
This is one of the areas most in demand by lovers of nature in Madeira !
Contact in advance and make your visit accompanied by a technician with the ability to view and have a spot explanation of all the conservation work of Freira da Madeira, as well as efforts to recover its habitat !

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