Cities of the World MADEIRA Portugal
Madeira, a part of Portugal, is an island near the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. The island has a mild climate, and its main assets are its legendary flowers and natural beauties.
Madeira’s name is strongly connected with the wine and a handcraft of the same name. In the center of the Wine Company, we can taste and buy this fantastic drink, as well as take a look at its history.
In the mountain village of Monte lies the last Habsburg royalty, and this is the place where the famous toboggan sleds can be seen. Camacha is famous for its basket makers and Porto Moniz for its cave spa. In Santana, the tourists can see many thatched houses so characteristic of the island.
The 1,800 meters high mountains and the lush flora offer recreation for the hikers, mountaineers, parachutists and bikers. Beside the levadas, watering canals, we can walk through Madeira among the banana plantations, vineyards, sugar cane fields, eucalyptus and laurel forests. The landscape is full of volcanic stones, basalt rocks, deep gorges, blacksanded beaches and mountaintops hardly visible in the mist. In the capital, Funchal, which is famous for its busy cultural life, we can take a look at the copy of the ship of Columbus.
- Camara de Lobos
- Sao Vicente
- Pico do Arieiro/Pico Ruivo
- Madeira wine
- Funchal at night