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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 & Porto Santo - All Year round - 2015/2016
Check out the Calendar for all year round Festivities throughout the region
Carnival Festivities – 3-10 February 2016 (Main Parade 6th and Fun Parade 9th)
II Festival of Wine, Embroidery & Handicrafts in Madeira (Biennial)– February 2016 (date to be confirmed)
Anona Festival (Festa da Anona) – Faial, Santana - (Cherimoya Fruit Exhibition) 7-8 March 2015
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
VII Madeira Orienteering Meeting (MOM) – 1st, 2nd and 3rd May 2015
Belmond Reid's Palace Classic Auto Show – 9-10 May 2015
Festas da Sé - Funchal – May 22-31 2015
Atlantic Festival (Festival do Atlântico) – 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th June 2015 – Fireworks Competition
Festival of the popular saints – St. John's altars – 12-29 June 2015
Volta à Madeira - Classic Rally – June 2015 (dates to be announced)
Funchal Jazz Festival – Parque Santa Catarina – 2nd, 3rd and 4th July 2015
Madeira Island Summer Opening – Parque Santa Catarina – 24th and 25th July 2015
Rali Vinho da Madeira (Madeira Wine Rally) – 30th July to 1st Aug 2015
Madeira Island Open – Santo da Serra – 30th July to 2nd Aug 2015
Machico Gastronomy – August 2015 (dates to be confirmed)
Monte Festival – 14-15 August 2015
Madeira Wine Festival – 30th August to 6th September 2015
Live Wine harvest Festival – Estreito de Câmara de Lobos – 5th September 2015
Columbus Festival - Porto Santo – 17-19 September 2015
Madeira Nature Festival – 6-11th October 2015
Lord of Miracles Festival (Festa do Senhor dos Milagres) – Machico – 8-9 October 2015
Chestnut Festival (Festa da Castanha) – Curral das Freiras – 1-2 November 2015
Funchal International Film Festival – November 2015 (dates to be confirmed)
End of the Year Festivities – 1st December 2015 to 6th January 2016
1st December 2015 – Switching on of the Christmas Lights in Funchal centre
8th December 2015 to 6th January 2016 – General illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre, entertainment and Christmas Exhibitions
23rd December 2015 – Funchal Market Night Festivities
31st December 2015 – New Year’s Eve Firework Show
05th of January 2016 – Twelfth Night Festival and End of the Madeira Festivities (Municipal Gardens)
Funchal: Public Transportation