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Pico do Arieiro (Funchal)
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Ranked #1 of 84 attractions in Madeira
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Ranked #2 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Lava Pools (Porto Moniz)
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Ranked #3 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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)
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Ranked #5 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Eira do Serrado (Camara De Lobos)
Ranked #6 of 84 attractions in Madeira
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Monte Cable Car (Funchal)
Ranked #7 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Forests; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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 #9 of 84 attractions in Madeira
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Ranked #10 of 84 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 #11 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 84 attractions in Madeira
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Santa Maria (Funchal)
Ranked #14 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Ships; Landmarks
A functional replica of the Columbus' ship.
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Ranked #15 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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 #16 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Thus lovely city park is a perfect place for a walk or just simply to people-watch.
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Ranked #17 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #18 of 84 attractions in Madeira
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Ranked #19 of 84 attractions in Madeira
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Ranked #20 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
This 18th-century church, a pilgrimage site, is located in the picturesque village of Monte.
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Ranked #21 of 84 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 #22 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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CR7 Museum (Funchal)
Ranked #23 of 84 attractions in Madeira
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Ranked #24 of 84 attractions in Madeira
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Ranked #25 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Gardens; Outdoors

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 #26 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Museums

The Madeira Story Centre is a spectacular interactive museum where you will find a wealth of information of the Archipelago’s History, from its volcanic origins to seaplanes, from... more »

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Ranked #27 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
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Ranked #28 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

 The Santa Clara Monastery was founded by Zarco's grandchildren on the site where he originally built a chapel. It is said that one of his grand-daughters was the first abbess of... more »

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Ranked #29 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #30 of 84 attractions in Madeira
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Whale Museum in Madeira is currently one of the most innovative museums of its kind in the world. Holder of a valuable... more » Owner description: The Whale Museum in Madeira is currently one of the most innovative museums of its kind in the world. Holder of a valuable museographic collection, this space rigorously documents the history of whaling in Madeira. Through stereoscopic 3D movies and among models of whales and dolphins in full size, visitors can learn about the life of these fantastic creatures and their marine environment in a fun and interactive way. The Whale Museum also promotes research on cetaceans and its preservation and study of the history of whaling in Madeira. « less
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