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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 Settlement and Sugarcane Production

Madeira Settlement and Sugarcane Production

The first Portuguese settlers began colonizing the islands around 1420 or 1425. The three Captains-majorhad led the first settlement, along with their respective families, a small group of minor nobility, people of modest conditions, and some prisoners, who could be trusted to work the lands. To gain the minimum conditions for the development of agriculture, they had to […]

Museu da Cidade do Açucar, The Museum The Sugar City in Funchal

Museu da Cidade do Açucar, The Museum The Sugar City in Funchal

Intended to constitute itself as a memory identification space of sugar production and technology of Madeira, in its two most important cycles in the XV-XVI and XIX. The Museum The Sugar City makes known to visitors the cultural consequences of economic cycles. The Museum The Sugar City wants to establish itself as reserves in Funchal […]

Photographia – “Vicentes” Museum, in Funchal

Photographia – “Vicentes” Museum, in Funchal

The Photographia – Museu “Vicentes” is installed in the old “studio” of Vicente Gomes da Silva and has, among its collection, sets, cameras, furniture “studio”, frames with original photographs, books on photographic techniques and valuable photographic archive with about 800,000 negatives, datable between 1876 and 1982, as well as having a nucleus for the Cinema. […]

Museu da Baleia, The Whale Museum, in Funchal

Museu da Baleia, The Whale Museum, in Funchal

To preserve the heritage and the historical record of whaling in Madeira, to produce information and spread understanding of cetaceans and the marine environment through an environmentally responsible integrated policy, based on museology, education and scientific research, to contribute to bringing people closer to the sea. Address: Caminho da Pedra de Eira, 9200-031 Caniçal Phone: +351 291 […]

The Embroidery, Tapestry and Wickercraft Work Museum, in Funchal

The Embroidery, Tapestry and Wickercraft Work Museum, in Funchal

In this museum seeks to recreate the environment of Romanticism, a house of Madeira. It is intended above all to reference the introduction and importance of embroidery in island living from the nineteenth century. The presence of pieces of furniture of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, the end of the Victorian style of […]

Quinta das Cruzes Museum, in Funchal

Quinta das Cruzes Museum, in Funchal

The Quinta das Cruzes Museum consists of the former residence of Morgados das Cruzes, the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Piedade and a beautiful garden, which includes the Orchid and the Archaeological Park (built from architectural elements from demolition of various buildings) . Quinta das Cruzes is associated will figure of João Gonçalves Zarco, since it […]

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Funchal

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Funchal

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Funchal has a vast collection of Portuguese contemporary art since the 60s until today, with the initial core the collection of the Fine Arts Prize of the City of Funchal, an initiative carried out in the years 1966 and 1967. This collection of principle was exposed temporarily in the […]

House & Museum Frederico de Freitas, in Funchal

House & Museum Frederico de Freitas, in Funchal

Installed in the Palace Promenade, once belonging to the Counts of Calçada, and leased from the 40s by Dr. Frederico de Freitas, known collector and art lover. Attorney and notary, this Madeira gathered a valuable legacy of works of art, which left the region after his death in 1978. In order to expose the collections […]

Natural History Museum and Municipal Aquarium, in Funchal

Natural History Museum and Municipal Aquarium, in Funchal

    With the invaluable action of Dr. Günther Maul, eminent taxidermist and scientist of German origin, who served as Director of function of this museum between 1943-1981, the Museum now has a growing collection of mounted animals and other biological and geological specimens distributed over 6 rooms. Currently, 78 are exposed species of fish, […]

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