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Quinta do Riacho (Santo Antonio da Serra)
Ranked #1 of 99 attractions in Madeira
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 99 attractions in Madeira
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Pico do Arieiro (Funchal)
Ranked #3 of 99 attractions in Madeira
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Ranked #4 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Lava Pools (Porto Moniz)
Ranked #5 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #6 of 99 attractions in Madeira
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 (Camara De Lobos)
Ranked #7 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Eira do Serrado (Camara De Lobos)
Ranked #8 of 99 attractions in Madeira
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Monte Cable Car (Funchal)
Ranked #9 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Lookouts
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Ranked #10 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #11 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Owner description: Founded by royal charter of D. Sebastiao in 1569, the Jesuits' College of Funchal marked, throughout the centuries, the lives... more » Owner description: Founded by royal charter of D. Sebastiao in 1569, the Jesuits' College of Funchal marked, throughout the centuries, the lives of the inhabitants of Madeira Island. For more than 400 years of history, it served a number of tenants, from British invaders to the University of Madeira, coming to serve as a military facility and a number of schools. Despite its military applications, it has always kept a close relationship with education. Portrayed as "one of the most remarkable buildings that exist in the island" by historian and professor at the University of Madeira Rui Carita, the Jesuits' College of Funchal is the stage of a cultural and scientific awareness project lead by the Students' Union meant for both local residents and visitors of the region. The inauguration of another Gaudeamus - AAUMa Academic Store at the entrance of the College was the starting point of its opening for the general public. Added to it was a circuit of autonomous tours of the College, as well as monthly gatherings for Coimbra Fado and a service of guided tours, whose circuit includes reserved areas of the University of Madeira Rectory, among others. The Students' Union has also published The Jesuits' College of Funchal - A History, by Rui Carita, a book that narrates the history of the College, its tenants and its transformations throughout the centuries. These are projects that, above all, show the spirit of this institution, which benefits from a precious asset both scarce and undervalued in this country; the volunteer work and the dedication of a solid team. Everyone's contribute will be vital, even if in the form of a simple visit to our store. Only then will we be able to continue financing all of the projects that we have to offer to both our associates and the population, whether free of charge or under a symbolic price. « less
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Ranked #12 of 99 attractions in Madeira
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Ranked #13 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Forests; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: This type of wild and scenic forest landscape is fast becoming a rare sight along the Mediterranean, and Madeira is one of... more » Owner description: This type of wild and scenic forest landscape is fast becoming a rare sight along the Mediterranean, and Madeira is one of the few places where they still exist. « less
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Ranked #14 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Owner description: Enjoyable mountain bike tours, that starts on the top of the mountain and ends by sea level. A vivid trail ride that may vary... more » Owner description: Enjoyable mountain bike tours, that starts on the top of the mountain and ends by sea level. A vivid trail ride that may vary between challenging up hills and adrenaline full down hills. With an experienced guide leading the way, we cycle along forest tracks and water filled Levadas. A great opportunity to contemplate Madeira’s rural landscapes. « less
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Santa Maria (Funchal)
Ranked #15 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Ships
A functional replica of the Columbus' ship.
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Ranked #16 of 99 attractions in Madeira
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Ranked #17 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #18 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Parks
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Ranked #19 of 99 attractions in Madeira
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 #20 of 99 attractions in Madeira
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 #21 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Religious Sites
This 18th-century church, a pilgrimage site, is located in the picturesque village of Monte.
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Ranked #22 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Owner description: Welcome to Gnomos da Atlantida, we are a dive centre located in the Funchal in Madeira. We offer a big range of dives from... more » Owner description: Welcome to Gnomos da Atlantida, we are a dive centre located in the Funchal in Madeira. We offer a big range of dives from the very first pool sessions getting you prepared for the ocean... All the way too using Full Face Masks for the more experienced divers. We also are available on Skype and FaceTime/iMessenger, please email for the details « less
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Palheiro Golf (Funchal)
Ranked #23 of 99 attractions in Madeira
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 #24 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #25 of 99 attractions in Madeira
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Ranked #26 of 99 attractions in Madeira
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 #27 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Parks
Thus lovely city park is a perfect place for a walk or just simply to people-watch.
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Ranked #28 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #29 of 99 attractions in Madeira
Category: Gardens
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CR7 Museum (Funchal)
Ranked #30 of 99 attractions in Madeira
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