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Things to do in Madeira Islands

 

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Quinta do Riacho (Funchal)
Ranked #1 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Enjoy Madeira Island wonderful weather, breathtaking taking views and great trails on horseback. In Quinta do Riacho there's... more » Owner description: Enjoy Madeira Island wonderful weather, breathtaking taking views and great trails on horseback. In Quinta do Riacho there's an equestrian activity for everyone. From calm trail riding to galloping through the mountains. « less
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Ranked #2 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Pico do Arieiro (Funchal)
Ranked #3 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
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CityBubbles (Funchal)
Ranked #4 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: We are fun electric cars, full of character, for two persons. With the Bubble you can discover the secrets that make Madeira... more » Owner description: We are fun electric cars, full of character, for two persons. With the Bubble you can discover the secrets that make Madeira Island one of the most unique Islands in the world. The Citybubbles are equipped with an innovative concept that combines GPS technology with an interactive guide. Offering a single view of the most beautiful places in Madeira! You will see and know our monuments, ours beautiful gardens, ours magnificent landscapes, and much more! And along the way we will even tell you some history about the Island! We have several types of itineraries/ routes that you can explore. You will see what you want, when you want, at the exact moment that you want. « less
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Ranked #5 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites; Gardens
At Monte, a fashionable hill town in Madeira, are the magnificent gardens that surround the chateau-like Monte Palace.
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Cabo Girao (Funchal)
Ranked #6 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Monte Cable Car (Funchal)
Ranked #7 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Lookouts
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Ranked #8 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Mountains
Madeira's highest point at approximately 6,200 feet is a perfect destination for hiking and camping enthusiasts.
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Lava Pools (Porto Moniz)
Ranked #9 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #10 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
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Praia do Porto Santo (Porto Santo Island)
Ranked #11 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
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Eira do Serrado (Camara De Lobos)
Ranked #12 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
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Ranked #13 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Geologic Formations; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The "Nuns Valley" is a small village situated in the crater of an extinct volcano, which has kept its 16th-century Santa... more » Owner description: The "Nuns Valley" is a small village situated in the crater of an extinct volcano, which has kept its 16th-century Santa Clara Convent where the nuns used to hide from pirates who were attacking Funchal. « less
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Ranked #14 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Mountains
Owner description: Pico Arieiro at more than 6,000 feet is an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts, plus the views from the mountain... more » Owner description: Pico Arieiro at more than 6,000 feet is an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts, plus the views from the mountain are fantastic. « less
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Faja dos Padres (Madeira)
Ranked #15 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #16 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Parks
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Portela Viewpoint (Porto Santo Island)
Ranked #17 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #18 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
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Ranked #19 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Parks
Thus lovely city park is a perfect place for a walk or just simply to people-watch.
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Ranked #20 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Forests; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Palheiro Golf (Funchal)
Ranked #21 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Set within the magnificent Palheiro Estate and lying adjacent to the five-star Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro –... more » Owner description: Set within the magnificent Palheiro Estate and lying adjacent to the five-star Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro – a Relais & Châteaux property – the 18-hole, par 72 Championship golf course meanders through a pristine environment of maritime pine and botanical woodland embroidered with lush, sub-tropical vegetation.At nearly 500 m (1640 ft) above sea level, the location is blessed with dramatic views of Madeira’s mountainous skyline and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Nestling below just 10 minutes away is Funchal, the island’s capital. Designed by renowned golf architect Cabell B. Robinson, this picturesque layout with year-round appeal takes full advantage of Madeira’s hilly terrain, with abrupt ridges and deep valleys providing a compelling challenge for even the most seasoned golfer.Teeing off here is to walk through a verdant and tranquil 200-year-old country estate, and an abundance of fragrant, exotic flora lends the course a unique and singular quality. « less
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Ranked #22 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Hiking Trails
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Pico Castelo Viewpoint (Porto Santo Island)
Ranked #23 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #24 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Religious Sites
This 18th-century church, a pilgrimage site, is located in the picturesque village of Monte.
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Ranked #25 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Gardens
Owner description: The gardens at "Quinta do Palheiro" are famous not only for the variety of plants that grow there but for the beauty of their... more » Owner description: The gardens at "Quinta do Palheiro" are famous not only for the variety of plants that grow there but for the beauty of their setting in the hills to the east of Funchal, the capital of Madeira. Madeira has long been called the "Garden Isle" and it seems that almost anything will grow in its fertile soil.The Palheiro gardens are situated at about 500 meters above sea level and were started in 1801 by the original owner the Conde de Carvalhal. He introduced Camellias to the Island, hence our vast collection. The gardens, some 14 hectares (with about 650 species of plants),include the Camellia avenue, Main Garden, Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Long Border and the Ladies' Garden where you find the tea house. There is also the Ribeiro do Inferno, a deep valley with treeferns and indigenous plants. « less
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Ranked #26 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Geologic Formations; Waterfalls
Hiking to this picturesque site takes you through several short tunnels to arrive at a majestic waterfall.
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Ranked #27 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Over-looking the bay of Machico lies the Santo da Serra Golf Club. Its original course, built in 1937, was redesigned in 1991... more » Owner description: Over-looking the bay of Machico lies the Santo da Serra Golf Club. Its original course, built in 1937, was redesigned in 1991 by the famous golf architect Robert Trent Jones who created a spectacular 27 hole golf course in one of the most beautiful landscapes that nature may offer. The MACHICO and the DESERTAS courses are the ones usually played on the Madeira Island Open, while the SERRAS course, though slightly plain, maintains the same game level. « less
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Ranked #28 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Museums

A late 17th century house, built for the Count Calcada, is home to the vast and varied collections of Madeiran lawyer Dr Frederico de Freitas, who left them to the island when he... more »

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Ranked #29 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Gardens

Take a worthwhile trip to the Botanic Gardens in Funchal on the island of Madeira.  Why is it worth seeing?  The gardens are very walkable and don't require a great deal of time... more »

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Ranked #30 of 109 attractions in Madeira Islands
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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