Laurissilva Forest, in Madeira

Laurissilva Forest, in Madeira

Laurel forest, also called Laurissilva, is a type of subtropical forest found in areas with high humidity and relatively stable, mild temperatures. The forest is characterized by broadleaf tree species with evergreen, glossy and elongated leaves, known as “laurophyll” or “lauroid”. Plants from the laurel family (Lauraceae) may or may not be present, depending on the location.…



Cathedral of Funchal

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Sé Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Assunção in Sé, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Funchal, which encompasses…

Madeira Islands and Islets

Islands and islets Madeira (740.7 km2), including Ilhéu de Agostinho, Ilhéu de São Lourenço, Ilhéu Mole (northwest); Porto Santo (42.5 km2), including Ilhéu de Baixo…

Cabo Girão Viewpoint

 Cabo Girão is a popular lookout point, especially after a glass-floored viewing platform was installed in October 2012. It is situated…

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