ENJOY THE PEARL OF THE ATLANTIC
Madeira is beautiful all year round and the temperature is 18-26 degrees, which makes the island perfect for enjoying the wonderful experiences in a beautiful scenery.
A green oasis in the Atlantic, where the natural and tranquil setting creates extraordinary circumstances for a holiday with the whole family. You can enjoy relaxing on the island's beaches or activate yourself and family with amazing hikes through the island's depth.
Madeira is an island in the Atlantic Sea, which were made by underwater volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. This is obvious in the beautiful scenery characterized by the high mountains, deep valleys and rocky outcrops. The flowers adorn the island's many slopes, where you will find a beautiful botanical garden on Madeira - naturally often referred to as "the floating garden".
The lush island can also be proud of producing an extremely tasty Madeira wine. The grapes are grown everywhere on the island's hillsides and vineyards, where the volcanic soil is staging the best circumstances to make a fantastic and unique kind of wine.
One of the best places to stay on the island is the Funchals Lido area, located on the south coast of Madeira, which has the best climate on the island. If you move down to the center of Funchal, you can experience large parts of the city's history, architecture and sights. Go and say hello to the statue of Zarco, which is located in front of the old cathedral. In the 1400s, he was one of the explorers from Portugal who sailed out and found Madeira.
One of Madeira's most fabled and mysterious sights is the Valley of the Nuns - about an hour's drive from Funchal. In its original language, it is called Curral das Freiras, which in Portuguese means Nuns Retreat. It is therefore evident that there is a dramatic story behind this place. It is an attraction that you should not miss when visiting Madeira - definitely worth a visit if you are interested in the island's history.
If you like shopping, you can visit the local markets and cozy small shops around Funchal, where you can buy different souvenirs and fresh fruits and vegetables. The island is also known for its impressive wine cellars, of which the local wines produced in Madeira are known for their sweetness and spicy undertones.
The Portuguese island also has a unique food culture where southern tones from the Mediterranean Sea, combined with exotic spices from the Caribbean and Africa, together create unparalleled flavors. Many of the dishes made of fresh fish are prepared with great love for raw natural properties. Even the less fashionable eateries manages to surprise you with incredible preparations and snacks, so you can without further consideration sit down and enjoy a good meal at one of these eateries.
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