Category Archives: Fun

Madeira Flower Festival – Festa da Flor 2012

levadeiro/ March 10, 2012/ Events, Flowers, Fun, Funchal, Images, Madeira, Tips, Uncategorized

With the arrival of spring, the city of Funchal turns into a inebriating floral stage filled with enchantment. The magic of this event starts on Saturday morning, with the Children’s Parade, on which, hundreds of children dressed for the occasion event to the Municipio Square where a beautiful flower mural is built, that is symbolically named “The Wall of Hope”

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FusiON Art by Porto Bay @ Zona Velha

levadeiro/ July 16, 2011/ Art, Events, Fun, Funchal, Madeira, Music, Nightlife, Things To Do, Tips, Uncategorized

More than 30 Portuguese and Spanish artists participated, live and in public, in ON by Porto Bay, … a fusion art festival that took place in Funchal’s historic Old Town. Event organised by the Porto Bay Hotel Group designed to foster urban entertainment events in the city of Funchal, with the idea that private organisations should also contribute to making

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What is Carnival / Carnaval?

levadeiro/ January 17, 2011/ Attractions, Carnaval, Events, Fun, Traditions, Uncategorized

Soon the Carnival fever will start here on Madeira Island … see previous post Carnival – Mardi Gras – Carnaval But have you asked yourself … what does the word “Carnival” stand for? Wikipedia offers some answers: The Carnival Season is a holiday period during the two weeks before the traditional Christian fasting of Lent. The origin of the name

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What visitors really want?

levadeiro/ March 11, 2010/ Attractions, Folklore, Fun, Funchal, Island, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Nature, Places, Things To Do, Travel, Uncategorized

The German television company WDR has broadcast at the beginning of this month in their weekly travel program Wunderschön! (Beautiful!), a 90 minutes report of Madeira “Blumeninsel im Atlantik” (Island of Flowers), presented by Tamina Kallert. WebTV Madeira “Blumeninsel im Atlantik” (90 min. German) Although it is in German and 1 hour and a half long … it is worth

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Noite do Mercado – Christmas Night Market

levadeiro/ December 23, 2009/ Christmas, Events, Folklore, Fun, Funchal, Madeira, Nightlife, Things To Do, Uncategorized

Noite do Mercado (Night of the Market) is a traditional celebration in Funchal that will take place tonight and will last all night long. The location of this event will take place in the famous Funchal market (Mercado dos Lavradores) and the streets surrounding the market. It will be crowded with joyful people creating a real festive happening …. with

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Monte Festival

levadeiro/ August 11, 2008/ Attractions, Events, Folklore, Fun, Gastronomy, Life, Madeira, Music, Things To Do, Tips, Traditions, Travel, Uncategorized

One of the most popular religious (folk) festivals of Madeira will take place … the Monte Festival –A Nossa Senhora do Monte (Our Lady of the Mount). With this festival Funchal commemorates the deliverance of the people from hunger and plague. Celebrations consists of a city fair which lasts through the night, with braziers and all sorts of wonderful Madeirense

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Regional Events Month of July

levadeiro/ July 6, 2008/ Events, Folklore, Fun, Funchal500, Gastronomy, Madeira, Music, Things To Do, Tips, Traditions, Uncategorized

11 to 13 July – 53rd Livestock and Agribusiness Fair – Porto Moniz Organized for the first time in 1955 in order to encourage development of animal rearing, this has become a rural event of particular importance to the Region. Various exhibits of animals and objects related to local farming are available for visitors to see in Santa – Porto

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Christopher Columbus Festival

levadeiro/ September 4, 2007/ Attractions, Dance, Events, Folklore, Fun, Madeira, Music, PortoSanto, Things To Do, Tips, Traditions, Travel, Uncategorized

On 13th to 15th of September Porto Santo will devote these days to one of its most important habitant who lived several years on this island ……. Christopher Columbus! 1478 was the year that Columbus traveled to Madeira for the first time. In those years Funchal ’s was one of the largest sugar trade centres of the world. But for

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