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#1 of 97 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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Pico do Arieiro (Funchal)
#2 of 97 attractions in Madeira
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#3 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#5 of 97 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 (Funchal)
#6 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Monte Cable Car (Funchal)
#7 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Category: Lookouts
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Lava Pools (Porto Moniz)
#8 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#10 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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#11 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Category: Forests; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Eira do Serrado (Camara De Lobos)
#12 of 97 attractions in Madeira
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#13 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Owner description: The Jesuit College in Funchal was founded by King Sebastian I and classes started on May 6th 1570; the College assisting... more » Owner description: The Jesuit College in Funchal was founded by King Sebastian I and classes started on May 6th 1570; the College assisting henceforth the Jesuits’ transit through the Portuguese Overseas Empire. « less
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#14 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Category: Parks
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#15 of 97 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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#16 of 97 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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#17 of 97 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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Palheiro Golf (Funchal)
#18 of 97 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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#19 of 97 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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#20 of 97 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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#21 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Category: Gardens
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#22 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Category: Hiking Trails
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Santa Maria (Funchal)
#24 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Category: Ships
A functional replica of the Columbus' ship.
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#25 of 97 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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#26 of 97 attractions in Madeira
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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#27 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Category: Specialty Museums
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#28 of 97 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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#29 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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Quinta Vigia (Funchal)
#30 of 97 attractions in Madeira
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
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