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From 8 December 2013 untill 6 January 2014 The program for the Christmas and New Year festivities begin in December with the decorative lighting in the streets of downtown Funchal. These celebrations include a rich and diverse program of cultural, religious, ethnographic and artistic contributions in the course of December and ends with the celebration … Continue reading
CR and CR7 are well known nicknames in the north-western hemisphere of the world. They represent one of soccer’s most famous wingers, Cristiano Ronaldo (Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, born 5 February 1985, Funchal, Madeira). He is already considered a football legend of this century. Made in Madeira! But wait! Did you know that in … Continue reading
Interview with Carlos Caires, owner/manager of the Restaurante Armazém do Sal. Where is Restaurante Armazém do Sal located? The Restaurant Armazém do Sal is located in the old commercial quarter of Funchal, in the Rua da Alfândega nº 135.
Here are a few hints in how to protect yourself against the dangerous UV-rays from the sun. First lets answer the following question: What is UV? The sun is by far the strongest source of ultraviolet radiation in our environment. Solar emissions include visible light, heat and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Just as visible light consists … Continue reading
Google Street View is a service that is integrated with Google Maps and has become a very popular webtool. The service allows anyone to view and navigate through the web through the gallery of 360-degree images, taken at street level. Funchal’s streets, most Madeira towns and villages, … regional roads, landscape and even tunnels are … Continue reading
Did you know that the origins of the Flower Festival were born in the “Festival of the Rose”, organized for the first time in 1955 by Ateneu Comercial do Funchal (Funchal’s Commercial Athenaeum), as part of a contest-exhibition of flowers? This event distinguished itself by a dance that signalized the beginning of spring and included … Continue reading
With the arrival of spring, the city of Funchal turns into a inebriating floral stage filled with enchantment. The island’s mild climate allows a variety of flowers to bloom everywhere, which naturally enchant for the beauty they emanate and the scent they exhale. It is in this unique setting that, once again, the city of … Continue reading
Interview with Verena Binder, President of the Fundação Josef Pregetter Is the Jardim Orquídea only a garden or more than that? We want to show how orchids are growing in the wild and to give people a better understanding for these plants. We show from the start (seed) all the stages up to an adult … Continue reading
Noite do Mercado (Night of the Market) is a traditional celebration in Funchal that will take place tonight and will last all night long. The location of this event will take place in the famous Funchal market (Mercado dos Lavradores) and the streets surrounding the market. It will be crowded with joyful people creating a … Continue reading
The month of December marks the highlight of all of the regional events, which culminates with the New Year celebrations. This festive season is commonly known as “Festa” which celebrates the arrival of the Christmas season. “Festa” is lived intensely with a special feeling by the people of Madeira, until January 6th.