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Here is a handy selection of maps of Madeira aimed at giving the tourist essential information.
The Praia Formosa to Câmara de Lobos Coastal Walk was opened in May 2011 and is highly recommended.
The Quinta das Cruzes Museum holds a collection of artifacts that depict the cultural and economic development of Madeira.
The espada fish, a delicious meal that you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world.
Camacha village, historically important and centre of the world famous Madeiran wicker industry.
Camacha has an interesting historic vintage, the clock tower in the centre of the village, is just one aspect of its varied inheritance.
Timeshare touts; everybody loves them! Yeah, right... Enjoy our 3 minute video featuring a not too successful timeshare tout.
Basic, but clean and offering various shared facilities, Porto Moniz Youth Hostel has beds available from just 6 euro per person, per night.
A walk along the Levada da Serra do Faial and Levada do Tornos starting at Vale Paraiso.
One of the most popular levada walks in Madeira with easy public transport to and from Funchal.
The origins of Monte Church go back to the very earliest days of the Portuguese in Madeira.
Monte, overlooking Funchal, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Madeira.
How did the mortal remains of the last Emperor of Austria-Hungary Empire become to be interred at Monte Church?
If you are in Porto Moniz, then don't forget to visit the Madeira Aquarium housed in the renovated São João Baptista Fort.
If you visit Santana, then don't forget to make a detour to the Rocha do Navio Cable Car and its spectacular views of the coastline.
A perfectly safe walk to the tip of the headland formerly known by many British residents in Madeira as the Brazen Head.
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An historicl account of the 1927 inauguration of the Christ statue at Ponta do Garajau.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer on the headland at Ponta do Garajau.
A free to enter historical tourist attraction that offers marvellous view of Funchal.
Fast, friendly service offering a value-for-money menu makes this perhaps our favourite restaurant in Funchal.
The tranquillity and beauty of the surrounds are a gentle reflection of the British and other nationalities who choose to make the island their adopted home.
Enjoy the gentle pace of life beneath the palm trees and take your time to soak up the holiday atmosphere.
Walk from the Hotel District of Funchal, near the Lido, to the City Centre.
A challenging walk with some spectacular views takes you to Madeira's tallest monument.
The Old City Gate was originally constructed in 1689 as part of Funchal's fortifications.
The Monte toboggan sled ride is perhaps the longest established tourist attraction in Madeira.
The viewpoint near the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte in Cabo is one of the least known in Madeira.
The Funchal Flower Festival epitomises the essence of Madeira; friendly people, surrounded by flowers.
One of the premier tourist attractions of Funchal is the cable car ride up to Monte.
We simply love Madeira. We guess you do as well. So, why not tell your own Madeira story?
Ribeiro Frio is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Madeira and this small village has plenty to offer young and old alike.
The walk from Ribeiro Frio to the Balcões and back again is one of the most popular levada routes in Madeira - and for good reason. The views are simply stunning!
If Madeira is famous for anything, then it has to be its wine. The Old Blandy's Wine Lodge has to be the most popular wine lodge open to the public in Funchal.
Madeira, and Funchal in particular, did not escape the violent consequences of World War I. Endulge yourself with an interesting delve into the events of 1916.
Santa Catarina Parque is a lovely spot to spend a quiet couple of hours. View our photo gallery and find out why.
Just a 15 minute walk from Funchal's city centre, the Quinta Magnolia is a green oasis that was once the British Country Club. But, how exactly do you get down there?
An excellent way to spend a couple of hours is to visit Funchal's coastal fort, the Fortaleza de São Tiago. History awaits you!
One of the most popular of day trips for the tourist to Madeira is a visit to the quaint harbour village of Câmara de Lobos. Your tourist bus is waiting for you.
This is not a Levada walk. However, if you want a nice easy stroll along a purpose built coastal path, then this is the walk for you.
For most tourists, it is not the Euro currency, but rather, how much they can buy with it that matters. Here are everyday examples of costs you are likely to meet.
Set in delightful grounds, the Caves and Volcanism Centre at São Vicente is one of the premier tourist attractions in Madeira - and with good reason!
The north coast road, along the north west tip of Madeira, is a dramatic drive with wonderful scenery and panoramic views. Start your tour with our tourist guide.
Brighten up a friend's day by sending them an e-postcard. Choose from one of the many photographs and treat them to your favourite view of Madeira!
Just a short journey ride from Funchal seafront is the Quinta Palmeira Estate. Tourists can visit the gardens, but the Estate house is closed to the public.
The Quinta Vigia occupies a prime position with panoramic views over Funchal. Many illustrious people have lived here - sometimes, somewhat tragically.
The Madeira Theme Park covers an area of some 7 acres. It is an excellent attraction for both adults and children, having many displays and activities.
Ribeira da Janela Campsite, Parque de Campismo, is located near Ribeira da Janela village, at the mouth of the river. It is just a 20 minutes walk from Porto Moniz.
Santana is located in the north east of Madeira. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations as it is home to the Palheiros, a unique Madeira house design.
If you enjoy hiking and want to sample a unique and unspoilt part of Madeira island, then the Ponta de São Lourenço hike is one for you.
This is not a levada walk. However, if you want an alternative way of getting from Monte to Funchal city centre, then this walk could be for you.
Don't book your holiday to Madeira without first seeing our weather information guide.
Santa Catarina park is located on the western outskirts of Funchal, overlooking the harbour.
Porto Moniz is one of the most frequently visited destinations in Madeira.