Think of Madeira and what image comes to mind? Lush gardens of palm trees and flowers? Towering mountaintops reaching above the clouds? Balmy afternoons taking tea on the terrace and looking out over the sea? Or even a bottle of Madeira wine? Madeira is all of these things of course, but can also be much more. Off the islandâ€™s rocky
A video impression of the toboggan sledge ride from Monte to Funchal. Filmed by Evendia.
There is a special attraction that most visitors to the island are not aware of. Or maybe they find it to scary to do it. For those who have transportation …. they can go to the rooftop of the island (for example PaÃºl da Serra) 1400m above the sea level and …. see the stars. Mind you … the view
The celebrations begin with Santo AntÃ³nio (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 SÃ£o JoÃ£o (Saint John) is celebrated. In Funchal, this time sees lively, typically Madeiran folk festivities
The company â€œFresh ProduÃ§Ãµesâ€, in an unusual initiative taking place between the 14th and 18th of June, is promoting the â€œFresh Weekendâ€ event, which, in addition to a musical component, also has other activities of great interest. The â€œQuinta da Rochinhaâ€ lodge at Ponta de Sol and the Hotel Calheta Beach will be the hosts for this event where the
I am going to Madeira for Holidays. What? Madeira?? Only old people goes for holidays to that island! There is nothing there for young people like us. (Looking at his hair â€¦. grey!) Like you?? Yes! Name one typically thing that young people can do there on that island â€¦. Just name one! SURFING The island of Madeira is probably
Last 4th of May (2006) a BASE Jump took place at the 2nd highest cliff of the world (580m) namely here on Madeira island, Cabo GirÃ£o. But first â€¦ what is BASE Jump? BASE jumping is the sport of using a parachute to jump from fixed objects. “BASE” is an acronym that stands for the four categories of objects from
Yesterday was the main highlight of the traditional Flower Festival of Funchal, the parade of flower. More than 1000 of participants, mainly children, covered with the most beautiful flowers parading the streets of Funchal. And as I am man of few words â€¦ let the pictures tell you how beautiful it was. Click here to see more pictures (Update 2006-05-01)