Cais do Carvão

Located in between the lido swimming pool and clubhouse Naval do Funchal (that was before Quinta Calaça), is the former Pier Wilson, now known as Cais do Carvão (Coal Wharf). The pier was built in 1903. From here many vapour-vessels passing were supplied with coal on their way through Funchal Read more…

Madeira Wine Festival

Beginning of September the grape harvest and wine making process starts on the island of Madeira, Estreito de Camara de Lobos. This is known as the Festa do Vinho da Madeira (Madeira Wine Festival) … Madeira’s oldest festival. The picking of the grapes, the Parade of the Pickers, treading the Read more…

Christmas on Madeira Island

Christmas on Madeira is a period of intense activity, especially the tourism. Christmas is the period with apparent prosperity … were everyone allows themselves a little extra. Following photos were taken by Virgilio Silva:

Madeira Islands on your Bucket List

In the past Madeira Island was known as a place where most of the visitors where elderly people. Nowadays Madeira has declined that label and is now a location where there there is lot to do. A place where you can fulfill part of your bucket list.

The island above the clouds

Madeira, an island that rises about 6 km from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, reaching, even surpassing the clouds. Therefore Madeira has two surfaces, namely one above the sea and below the clouds …. another one above clouds. This photo gallery is dedicated to the second territory … that Read more…