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What to do & Places to Visit in Funchal Madeira
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Madeira has a great natural beauty with tropical gardens and spectacular panoramic views. Its green mountains, cliffs, steep valleys, flowers, sun and its blue sea, happiness and hospitality melt together to create an island of sublime peace.
A popular destination of vast diversity and year round holiday attractions, Madeira’s gentle climate is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter. Madeira is one of the only European destinations able to grow bananas all year round, proving the 'Always Summer' accolade.
Whether you’re a first timer or a returning visitor, our unique island will leave you speechless with its stunning natural beauty and culture. We warmly invite you to explore and discover the paradise that is Madeira Island.
Look around. There’s no place on earth like Madeira.
Main special events Madeira and Porto Santo - All Year round - 2014/2015
Check out the Calendar for all year round Festivities throughout the region
II Festival of Wine, Embroidery & Handicrafts in Madeira – February 2015 (date to be confirmed)
Carnival Festivities – 11th to 18th February (Main Parade 14th and Fun Parade 17th) 2015
Anona Festival (Festa da Anona) – Faial, Santana - (Cherimoya Fruit Exhibition) March 2015 (date to be confirmed)
Madeira Island Ultra Trail (MIUT 2015) – “East to west” – 9-12 April 2015
Madeira Flower Festival – April 16th to 22nd – Children’s parade (Wall of Hope Ceremony) 18th and Main parade 19th 2015
Madeira Island Open – Santo da Serra – May 8th - 11th 2014
Festas da Sé - Funchal – May 23-31 2014
Atlantic Festival (Festival do Atlântico) – June 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th 2014 – Fireworks Competition
Festival of the popular saints – St. John's altars – June 12th - 29th 2014
Volta à Madeira - Classic Rally – June 2014 (date to be announced)
Funchal Jazz Festival – Parque Santa Catarina – July 3rd, 4th and 5th 2014 (date to be confirmed)
Madeira Island Summer Opening – Parque Santa Catarina – 25th and 26th July 2014
Rali Vinho da Madeira (Madeira Wine Rally) – 1-3 Aug 2014
Machico Gastronomy – 1st to 10th August 2014
Monte Festival – 14-15 August 2014
Madeira Wine Festival – August 31st to 7th September 2014
Columbus Festival - Porto Santo – September 18th to 20th 2014
Madeira Nature Festival – October 6th to 12th 2014
Lord of Miracles Festival (Festa do Senhor dos Milagres) – Machico – 9th October 2014
Funchal International Film Festival – (date to be announced)
End of the Year Festivities – 1st December 2014 to 6th January 2015
1st December 2014 – Switching on of the Christmas Lights in Funchal centre
8th December 2014 to 6th January 2015 – General illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre, entertainment and Christmas Exhibitions
23rd December 2014 – Funchal Market Night Festivities
31st December 2014 – New Year’s Eve Firework Show
05th of January 2015 – Twelfth Night Festival and End of the Madeira Festivities
Funchal: Public Transportation