Madeira Fireworks (Another Video)

(See also previous blog) The team of the www.madeiraarchipelago.com has created very great (high quality) video footage of the recent fireworks of Funchal – Madeira (2006 – 2007). Visit www.madeiraarchipelago.com/video or click on the image below. To see the videos you need to click on the small images with the Read more…

Christmas Images and Videos

This year the big event is the official opening ceremony of the Christmas illuminations, which takes place on 17 November, near the Sé Cathedral at around 9h00 pm.

For those who can not wait for the official ceremony of the Christmas illuminations that will place on 17th of November ….. you can search for images or videos taken last year(s) by visitors of the island.

How to look for?

Simply look for ‘Madeira Funchal Christmas’ in (for example) www.flickr.com
Or search for ‘madeira christmas’ at www.youtube.com

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Senhor dos Milagres

Every year, the town of Machico commemorates this feast in the Chapel of Senhor dos Milagres (Our Lord of Miracles). The chapel is one of the oldest of Madeira … it was destroyed in the flood of 1803. The following year it was rebuilt. The statue of Our Lord was Read more…

Artmar Festival

From 15 to 16 September the Artmar Festival will be held …. it is an open-air music and arts festival, which takes place at the Ilhéu Garden in Câmara de Lobos. As well as the quality of the concerts and the natural beauty of the surrounding scenery, the entire area Read more…

Beach Volleyball Championship

The final of the European Circuit of the Women’s World Beach Volleyball Championship …. also known as the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour …. takes place on Porto Santo Island this year …. from 14 to 17 September. After staging the SWATCH-FIVB U-21 World Championships in 2004 and a men’s FIVB challenger Read more…

Old Town will be New Town

ON: Porto Bay’s initiative to revive Funchal’s “Old Town” The old section of Funchal, its revitalization and energizing, has motivated the Porto Bay group. This is where ON begins, a project of cultural and social intervention that brings together activities of “fusion art” and artistic demonstrations which will take place Read more…

Porto Santo @ Paradise

For those who thought that Porto Santo is a dull and deserted island …. Well think again! The island of Porto Santo is hosting a musical event dedicated to lovers of electronic music, from 10 to 12 August …. Porto Santo @ Paradise The line-up for this event includes famous Read more…

Extra Madeira Live Festival

For those that have tickets for the festival there will be free transportation (busses) from/to Funchal at the building of Electricity Company (Casa da Electricidade). Departures from Funchal: 17h00, 17h30, 19h00, 19h30, 21h00, 21h30, 23h00 and 23h30. Departures from São Vicente: Starting from 1h00 in the morning. Form more information Read more…

Festival Food Week Machico

Machico Gastronomy Week’s objective is to make Madeira’s cuisine more widely known. The Gastronomic Week will be held in the town of Machico from 29th of July to 6th of August. Besides the gastronomy itself, there is the cocktail festival, football for veterans, beach volleyball, basketball and other activities with Read more…

Popular Saints

The celebrations begin with Santo António (Saint Anthony), in the parish of the same name, where on the night of 12 June there is a traditional street parade with lots of colour, fun and excitement. Between 23 and 25 June is the time when São João (Saint John) is celebrated. Read more…

Fresh Weekend

The company “Fresh Produções”, in an unusual initiative taking place between the 14th and 18th of June, is promoting the “Fresh Weekend” event, which, in addition to a musical component, also has other activities of great interest. The “Quinta da Rochinha” lodge at Ponta de Sol and the Hotel Calheta Read more…