Cabo Girão Viewpoint

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 less than two kilometres west from the centre of Câmara de Lobos, between the parishes of Quinta Grandeand Câmara de Lobos. A diamond-shaped sea-cliff escarpment from 560 metres (1,840 ft) to 589 metres (1,932 ft) above sea level, Cabo […]

Baía d´Abra Viewpoint

Baía d´Abra Viewpoint

Located in Ponta de S. Lourenço, the peninsula is more to this island so christened with the caravel the name of Joao Gonçalves Zarco by the discoverers when the discovery of the island. The Viewpoint of the Bay d’Abra gives us a spectacular view of the Ponta de São Lourenço and its coastline that features […]

Senhor dos Milagres em Machico Viewpoint, in Machico

Senhor dos Milagres em Machico Viewpoint, in Machico

The viewpoint of the Lord of Miracles in Machico, is just 60m above sea level. The Lord of Miracles is one of the religious celebrations with greater emphasis on Madeira and evokes the flood occurred in 1803, which devastated the chapel where lay the image of the Lord of Miracles, which was dragged out to […]

Cathedral of Funchal

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 all of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. The late fifteenth-century cathedral is one of the few structures that survives virtually intact since the early period of colonization of Madeira. The patron of the cathedral is Our […]

Porto Santo Beach, 9 Kilometers of Fun

Porto Santo Beach, 9 Kilometers of Fun

The beach of Porto Santo is a yellow sand beach on the island of Porto Santo, in Madeira. Its total length is nine kilometers. The beach is also known for therapeutic properties of its sands, scientifically proven fact, indicated for problems of rheumatic forums and ortopédico.1 The beach of Porto Santo is usually divided into […]

Porto Santo Island, Physical geography

Porto Santo Island, Physical geography

The island is characterized by two areas: the accidented northeast (mountainous, with rocky ledges and cliffs), and a coastal plain in the southwest (that includes a nine kilometre long white sand beach, giving the island an advantage over neighbouring Madeira). The mountainous northeast part of the island, consists of two geomorphological structures that includes: an area of peaks, […]

Madeira Island and The World War II

Madeira Island and The World War II

Portugal in World War II was neutral, but Salazar’s decision to stick with the oldest alliance in the world, cemented by the Treaty of Windsor (1386) between Portugal and England, which is still in force today, meant that the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance allowed Madeira to help the allies and in July 1940 around 2,000 Gibraltarian Evacuees were shipped to Madeira, this was due to […]

Porto Santo Island, The Holy Harbour Island

Porto Santo Island, The Holy Harbour Island

Porto Santo Island is a Portuguese island 43 kilometres (27 mi) northeast of Madeira Island in the North Atlantic Ocean; it is the northernmost and easternmost island of the archipelago of Madeira, located in the Atlantic Ocean west of Europe and Africa. It appears that some knowledge of Atlantic islands, such as Madeira, existed before the discovery and settlement of these lands, as the islands […]

Madeira Islands and Islets

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 ou da Cal, Ilhéu de Ferro, Ilhéu das Cenouras, Ilhéu de Fora, Ilhéu de Cima; Desertas Islands (14.2 km2), including the three uninhabited islands: Deserta Grande Island, Bugio Island and Ilhéu de Chão; Savage Islands (3.6 km2), archipelago 280 km south-southeast of Madeira […]

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