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Best things to do in Madeira

Airport
“The museum portrays the life story of the Madeiran football player Cristiano Ronaldo and displays the trophies won by the Portuguese international throughout his brilliant career. ”
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Einkaufszentrum
“Lots of shops to choose from. Not far from the centre of town. Nice restaurants there too.”
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Farmers Market
“Farmers' Market open daily (closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday all day). Great place to buy fresh fruit (including tropical local fruits like papaya or anona), vegetables and fish. If you decide to buy something, always ask for the price in advance.”
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Garten
“Located in the Monte Palace Tropical Garden, the museum houses two permanent collections, one of minerals and another of contemporary sculpture from Zimbabwe. In the eighteenth century, the English Consul Charles Murray bought a property south of Monte Church and turned it into a beautiful estate, called "Quinta do Prazer". The property was acquired in 1897 by Alfredo Guilherme Rodrigues and, inspired by the palaces he had seen on the banks of the River Rhine, he built a house with the characteristics of a palace. This was later converted into a hotel called the Monte Palace Hotel. This hotel was visited by important national and foreign citizens who appreciated and enjoyed this lovely resort with its breath taking views of Funchal and the natural landscape that surrounded it. In 1943, Alfredo Guilherme Rodrigues passed away. Unfortunately, his family did not pursue his project, which led to the closure of the hotel and its passing into the hands of the financial institution "Caixa Económica do Funchal". In 1987, the financial institution sold the property to the businessman José Manuel Rodrigues Berardo, who in return, donated it to the foundation which is named after him. Thus was born the Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Since then, the Tropical Garden has been enriched with native exotic plants from various countries (Cycads and Proteas from South Africa, azaleas from Belgium, heather from Scotland, etc.), as well as native plants from the Madeira Laurisilva forest (ferns, cedars, laurels, etc.). The ponds were also enriched with the introduction of Koi fish, presenting visitors with a splendid variety of colours Tours of the garden are enriched with ostentatious stone ornamentation, windows, niches, pagodas, Buddhas, lanterns and sculptures from different parts of the world, cultures and eras. There is also a collection of tiles (15th to 20th centuries), a panel composed of 166 glazed terracotta tiles, entitled "The Adventure of the Portuguese in Japan" and a group of 40 panels depicting the History of Portugal, including the most important events in the Kingdoms and Republics.”
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Mobile Phone Shop
“Supermarket and the other usual shopping maul stores (open everyday, except Jan 1 and Dec 25).”
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Park
“Travel by bus or cable car to the botanical gardens. Stunning gardens and spectacular views. ”
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Casino
“ "The place where everything happens", that is their slogan. And it's pretty much true. You can have a drink, dance, eat or play on the slot machines. Whatever is your taste, you can have a fun night out at this place.”
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Point of Interest
“See how Funchal used to be in the Old Funchal Quarter, Great restaurants, bars, narrow streets and the famous painted doors”
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Point of Interest
“Sao Vicente plays host to the volcanic caves which makes for a worthwhile visit traveling in the north of the island, just at 12 minutes drive. ”
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Mountain
“Pico do Arieiro, 1818 meters high, is the third highest peak on the Island, after the Ruivo Peak and Pico das Torres. Beautiful views. And for those who like hiking is an excellent option.”
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Night Club
“Having several discotheques in the same location is perfect for young people. Vespas has been the hottest ticket in town since 1980.”
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Kunstgalerie
“Stunning views, on a Museum with Contemporary art. A nice restaurant to enjoy on a great place to visit in Calheta.”
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Theater
“Just a 15 minute walk and you can enjoy a theatrical show, or a musical extravaganza. ”
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Natural Feature
“There is an awesome working Rum factory right next to the church that is open to visitors. Definitely worth a visit to both the beautiful church and the factory ”
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Route
“It is the highest cape in Europe, at an elevation of 580 m, and is famous for its suspended glass platform. The Cabo Girão viewpoint, situated on the highest promontory in Europe, at an elevation of 580 m, offers a vertiginous view of the fajãs of Rancho and Cabo Girão – small areas of cultivated land at the foot of the cliff – as well as magnificent panoramic views over the ocean and the municipalities of Câmara de Lobos and Funchal. The viewpoint has been renovated, and a suspended glass platform, called a skywalk, was built. It is an excellent spot to practice paragliding and base jumping. Recently, the Portuguese parachutist Mário Pardo performed a spectacular motorcycle leap here. Nearb”
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Natural Feature
“you will be stunned by the nature and views on this point as it is the highest mountain in Madeira, ”
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