Funchal

The true Madeiran Christmas traditions are shown in different locations throughout the island on different dates. The most well-known is the market night at the Farmers’ Market in Funchal on the 23rd of December. Many locals come from all parts...
  • 24/02/2021
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From the second half of December until Christmas eve, Madeirans get up at the crack of dawn to participate in the masses honoring Our Lady.After mass, in the church square, people share sandwiches of “carne de vinha d’alhos” (pork in...
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For ten days you can wonder along Avenida Arriaga, crowded with book stalls that will make you feel the sense of culture.With decades of history, Funchal’s Book Fair gets the visit of many book authors. It is also a meeting...
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Funchal is one of the cities that encloses the concept of the Ecotrail, which was originated in Paris in the last decade. Funchal is the fourth European city out of the seven capitals to have such an event. There are...
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The Madeira Mandolin Orchestra was founded more than 100 years ago and makes a remarkable job with local youth musicians via the several concerts they give throughout the year.The International Mandolin Festival is organised by the Madeira Mandolin Association and...
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‘Fica na Cidade’ is an urban music festival of different sounds, covering many streets and squares of Funchal with different stages, offering several music concerts of rock, indie, pop or even traditional music. It takes place late in the afternoon...
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Since 2000, Funchal Jazz Festival takes in some of the greatest names in the jazz panorama, both national and international.At “Santa Catarina’s” Park these are truly inspiring moments, specially because of the improvisation and spontaneous nature of this musical genre....
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The patron saint of Funchal, “São Tiago Menor”, is annually remembered in the Old Town (Zona Velha). Santa Maria Street and its surroundings are fully transformed for this event gaining a special charm. These festivities started in the XVI century,...
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The Transquadra International Regatta is a two-stage sailing event that connects Europe with America. The first stage begins in Lorient and Marseille and ends in Madeira. Race lengths are 1100 and 1300 nautical miles, respectively.In the second stage sailors travel...
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The Madeira Wine Rally attracts thousands of enthusiasts of this sport to the island’s roads since 1959. Year after year, this international rally competition has been able to maintain its quality bringing in renowned drivers from all over the world....
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With a total area of 36,000 m², Santa Catarina Park offers stunning views of Funchal Bay and has several walking paths. The park offers nature lovers many species of flora from around the world and has an enchanting lake with...
  • 17/02/2021
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The church of São João Evangelista do Colégio do Funchal is one of the most beautiful monuments of the 17th century. Its construction marks the transition from international mannerism to Portuguese Baroque.Located in the parish of São Pedro, it presents...
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Located in Avenida Arriaga, the Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre is a centennial monument of high architectural value. The Baltazar Dias Theatre is a tribute to the blind playwright from Madeira island, Baltazar Dias, a theatrical author in the second half...
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Built in 1660, this church has undergone various modifications over time. It contains some beautiful sacred objects in precious metals dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.The walls are covered with 18th century gilded wood carvings and illustrated tiles, and...
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The Largo da Restauração in Funchal, Madeira, perpetuates the acclaim, in this city, of the victory of the liberals and the restoration of the constitutional monarchy on June 5, 1834, after the signature of the Évora Monte Convention that determined...
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The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption (Portuguese: Sé Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Assunção) in Sé, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Funchal, which encompasses all of the Autonomous Region of Madeira....
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Located on the central pathways of Avenida Arriaga, this pavilion hosts the various Christmas concerts that will take place during the festive season, with the various artists and exhibitions that will animate the streets of Funchal.
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This Wine Festival is, overall, a cultural and ethnographic event.The Festival honours this sector of extreme importance to Madeira, attracting tourists as well as locals to several locations.A live harvest in a traditional estate is one of the highlights as...
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This is the biggest Summer festival in the archipelago with a set of extreme variety of music styles – hip-hop, soul, funk, rock, rap, reggae and so much more.The entertainment is guaranteed during three summer evenings when live music concerts...
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The frst of December sets the opening of the Christmas and New Year festivities. On this date the Christmas lights are switched on ofcially in most of the streets of FunchalMadeira is flled with a festive atmosphere; the Christmas spirit...
  • 09/12/2020
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