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Madeira Island - A Paradise in the Atlantic Ocean

Updated on February 22, 2010

Madeira Island

The Madeira Island, with its charming capital in Funchal, is already famous for excellent climate of temperatures, which always seems to be spring, the mild water of the sea, and the green vegetation, which called the "pearl of the Atlantic" or "Garden of Atlantic", making the Madeira Island a tourist destination of choice throughout the year.

The Forest Laurissilva, classified by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage, offers unparalleled scenery, they may be embarking on the adventure of "Levadas" old ways of irrigation water that facilitated the so rugged terrain, and which today are the best ways to know this natural heritage, and the heart of the Island Madeira.

The Madeira Island and Archipelago, have a dense forest that allowed the collection of wood for the much needed expansion of maritime vessels by Portuguese heights of the Portuguese Discoveries that have given "new worlds to the world."

Today, the Madeira Island is modernized, with good access, services of high quality, more varied offer hotel and tourism, while maintaining its traditional way of life and great charm to have green in their 728km2, mountain, March, mild climate, fertile soils and customs and traditions alive and always given as an example the world famous "Reveillon" in Madeira Island, which fills life color and the bay of Funchal, illuminating the whole island in a sea of color and beauty , or the colored bailinho of Madeira Island, in a fusion of color and joy typical of folklore Madeira.

Madeira Island is an archipelago with a lot of tourism throughout the year, because of its mild climate with temperatures both in winter as in summer and also is an archipelago famous for its spectacular fire show during Madeira Island "Reveillon", for its wine characteristic known worldwide Madeira Wine, by their flowers and their landscapes.


Madeira Island Map

Detailed map of Madeira Island
Detailed map of Madeira Island
Madeira Island on the map of Portugal
Madeira Island on the map of Portugal
Portugal and Madeira Island on the map in the world
Portugal and Madeira Island on the map in the world
Madeira Island 3D
Madeira Island 3D
Autonomous Region of Madeira Island is made of 11 municipalities
Autonomous Region of Madeira Island is made of 11 municipalities

An excellent presentation of Madeira island

Madeira Island with Mariza's fado


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      Paulo Pta 7 years ago from the Right Place

      Mesmo, sendo um antigo Hub, meus parabens pelo artigo ;)

      Good article on the Portuguese island of Madeira

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      Madeira Island 7 years ago

      The Floating Gardens of Madeira, Portugal are really popular.

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      madeira 9 years ago

      agree, nice summary of the island

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      LondonGirl 9 years ago from London

      Lovely hub - I agree, Madeira is a very special place.