Madeira is one of the islands in the Madeira archipelago, and was discovered by the Portuguese in the early 18th century. It is still part of Portugal today, a popular tourist destination for tourists from all over Europe. The stunning coastal scenery with a backdrop of high mountains, blended with rich heritage and artistic culture, makes it a great place to visit and stay on standby. Here are seven unknown places to visit on Madeira Island – discover for yourself!
Whaling has always been part of Caniçal's history, and was once the center of the whaling industry in Madeira. Whaling ceased in 1981, and the waters around Knesal are now protected by marine mammals. It is illegal to kill whales, seals or dolphins here now. The offices of the old whaling company have been turned into an interesting whaling museum (Museu de Baleia), and if you watch John Huston Moby Dick (1956), you may recognize some local landscapes.
This is a fascinating area on Madeira Island, and is an ideal place to see the houses with the unique triple cream in Madeira. These houses were originally built in the 16th century, although the oldest examples are only 100 years old. The steep triangular shape protects the house from rain, and is mainly intended for sleep, where there are baths very far from the houses. There are remains of thatched roofs around the hillsides, and the valley is home to abundant fruits, vegetables and willow trees.
Elho da Camara de Lobos
Did you know that Winston Churchill enjoyed drawing? Ilhéu da Camara de Lobos was one of his favorite subjects. Still home to fishermen today, and still able to maintain the feeling of a wonderful fishing village. There is a 15th-century chapel named after St. Nicholas, which contains some wonderful decorations. Cabo Girão overlooks Europe's highest cliff and overlooks Ilhéu da Camara de Lobos, rising 589 meters above sea level.
When the Portuguese first settled on the island, it was divided into two parts. Funchal, the current center of the island of Madeira, has become the center of the western part, and the eastern side of Mashico. Unlike Funchal, Machico slowly and quietly developed into a primarily agricultural city. There is a beautiful 15th-century church, Igreja Matriz, as well as the beautiful Chapel of Miracles (Capela dos Milagres).
Golf is very popular in Madeira, and in the face that Open da Madeira is part of the European PGA Tour. It takes place around March and takes place at the Santo da Serra Golf Club. Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, this course currently has 3 nine-hole golf courses. A new club with all possible amenities opened in 2000. Other golf courses are scattered throughout the island, including the recently completed Estalagem do Santo.
Teleférico – The cable car
Capturing the cable car is always fun, and if you're wandering around the old part of Funchal, give this device a great experience. He travels to Monte, located near the tropical gardens of Caminho das Babosas. It takes about 30 minutes to return and gives you a unique view of the city and the surrounding hills. In the cooler months, it is also possible to return to Funchal.
This is now the official residence of the regional government, a wonderful old building. Originally built in 1662, it received many illustrious guests over the centuries, including Princess Adelaide (daughter of Queen Victoria) and Empress Sissy. It has charming gardens, and along with the house itself makes it worth a visit.
These seven landmarks are worth visiting on Madeira Island, but there is much to explore. Give yourself plenty of time to discover everything this beautiful and historic island has to offer.