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Madeira's best beaches
Whatever it is that you’re looking for from a beach, you’ll be sure to find it in Madeira. With this in mind, we’ve picked out a few of the lush archipelago’s very best beaches; locations that we feel shouldn’t be missed when visiting Madeira.
Top walks in Madeira
Walking in Madeira is a huge attraction and many hikers choose the island for its fantastic routes that boast coastal vistas, beautiful flora and trickling levadas.
Madeira Flower Festival
The festival begins in spring when the flowers should be at their brightest, with the major streets being filled with floral decorations and parade floats demonstrating the extensive range of species of flora on the island.
The Knights Templar and Madeira
There is a somewhat intriguing myth that has sprung up around the Knights Templar and their time spent in Madeira. Read on to find out more.
Whale watching in Madeira
What’s really special about a trip to Madeira is the chance to do something once in a lifetime, to witness some of the world’s largest and most intelligent animals on a whale watching tour!
Madeira and football
Fans can be found all over the island and, as the birth place of none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, it is not surprising that the sport of Madeira’s favourite son holds a huge place in the hearts of the locals.
The discovery of Madeira
By getting to know the history of Madeira, a visit here is made even more rewarding. So read on to discover the interesting history that has formed Madeira as we know and love it today.
The history of Madeira
You can feel the sand run through your toes or enjoy beautiful mountain vistas on the island of Madeira, but there is also a fascinating history, the knowledge of which can enhance any visit you take here.
The history of Funchal Cathedral
This late fifteenth-century cathedral is a one of the few structures that have remained intact since the early colonisation of Madeira, and its history is one of adoption and influence of various beliefs and cultures.