When walking around Madeira Island during your stay in the region, you can appreciate and enjoy the various features that make this archipelago unforgettable. You will be able to travel all over the region and get to know the various places with different attractions, which will make your stay a great adventure.
In addition to these 8 places, you will be able to visit other points of the island, which will provide you with a unique stay, through beautiful and unique landscapes, an unmistakable local cuisine, as well as, several other places with diverse tourist attractions. In addition, you should take the opportunity to appreciate, along the beautiful routes taken on the island, the differentiating characteristics of this region and the unique cultural moments offered by the archipelago. On Madeira Island, you will find an opportunity to relax and enjoy a moment alone or in conviviality, with your group or the Madeiran population, which is characterized as a welcoming and supportive population.
Visit the various tourist spots on Madeira Island, while walking through this region
1. Porto Moniz Swimming Pools
When walking through the municipality of Porto Moniz, you will find some tourist attractions, the most famous of which is the natural pools of Porto Moniz. These attract several national and international visitors throughout the year to the region, who seek to enjoy the beautiful sunny days that are lived on the island, at various times of the year. The quality of the water and the infrastructures of this bathing complex, make this place one of the most visited in the region, since the island has a subtropical climate, increasing trips to the beach.
When walking in Madeira Island, it is inevitable to arrive in this municipality, in order to discover the beauty of these pools and also, the magnificent landscape around them. Given this, you can look for accommodation in this municipality and still enjoy a good fish dish, served in this region.
2. Cabo Girão
When walking through Madeira Island, you will have to know the municipality of Câmara de Lobos and all its attractions. One of the main tourist attractions that invite several people to the region, throughout the year is Cabo Girão viewpoint. This provides you with an unforgettable landscape and unique moments.
This being the tallest cable in Europe, known for its glass suspended infrastructure, attracts several visitors during their stay in the region. Paragliding and base-jumping are practiced in this place, being able to carry out these radical activities in this viewpoint, enjoying all that nature offers. In addition, the view provided by this viewpoint includes the Rancho and Cabo Girão fajãs, which you can enjoy alone or in a group.
3. Pico do Areeiro
Pico do Areeiro is one of the most beautiful places on the island, where you should not miss visiting, while walking around Madeira Island. In this place, you can find a viewpoint that allows you to observe a breathtaking view over the center of the island, and this is located on the second highest peak of Madeira Island, presenting 1818 meters of altitude.
In this high region of the island, you can go on beautiful walking routes, while enjoying the aromas and the beautiful landscape that you will find along the walk. Through this route, you can go towards the highest point of the island, Pico Ruivo, which is 1,852 meters long. In addition, enjoy your stay, to go on this walking route and enjoy the best that nature has to offer, enjoying relaxing and unforgettable moments. You will have available means of transport so that you can reach the starting point of this wonderful route and make your stay a memorable one.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo Museum
The Cristiano Ronaldo museum is one of the attractions of Madeira Island with a lot of visibility at national and international level, which attracts several visitors to the region every year. Located in the city center of Funchal, next to the Cr7 hotel, it offers you the possibility to spend your stay in a good hotel and free entry to this renowned museum.
The Cr7 museum belongs to the famous Madeiran player Cristiano Ronaldo and he portrays his life story and the various trophies won by this international player, who has a successful career. The museum was opened on December 15, 2013 and in it, you can find several individual and collective trophies, won throughout his career.
During the visit to the museum, you will find a set of emblematic photographs of Cristiano’s career, as well as videos and a wax statue. However, the museum’s great attractions are concentrated in the golden balls and golden boots, won by the international player.
5. Madeira Island viewpoints
Madeira Island has several unique characteristics, one of which is the magnificent and striking nature that characterizes it. Given this, the region is well known for its taken that consist of pedestrian paths with three levels of difficulty and to provide the visitors unique moments and unforgettable.
In various areas of Madeira you can find viewpoints and enjoy and enjoy the beautiful landscape offered, the nature of the island. These places can not only take beautiful photos, as well as watch one of the best fireworks show in the world, which takes place on the island every year, attracting many domestic and international tourists, who lead the island a memorable stay.
6. Mercado dos Lavradores
The Mercado dos Lavradores is located in the center of Funchal and is known all over the world, since it is visited by several national and international tourists, throughout the year. It was inaugurated on November 24, 1940, presenting an architecture of the Estado Novo.
In this market, the large tile panels painteds with regional issues are a major tourist attraction for visitors, who are dazzled by the space and architectural style. The market has been performing the functions for which it was created for several years, selling various products, in which fruits, vegetables, fish and fresh meat stand out. Traders advertise their bankroll and pass on a bit of their culture to visitors. Given the freshness and quality of the products, they also receive several Madeirans, who opt for products sold on the market instead of the supermarket.
7. Madeira Botanical Garden
The botanical garden is located in a farm in the city of Funchal and is one of the most beautiful gardens in the Madeira region. In this place you will find several species, such as exotic plants originating from all over the world. In addition, there are some endangered botanical species.
This garden consists of several ornamental trees and shrubs, in which orchids, lawns, viewpoints and an amphitheater are identified for recreational activities. Given that there is a loss of biodiversity and habitats all over the world, the botanical garden has become a space of culture, with the objective of conserving plants at risk of extinction, which in this garden, are adapted to their original environment. This is the perfect place for those who like to appreciate the nature and culture of the region, knowing several different species.
8. Sé Catedral do Funchal
The Sé Catedral of Funchal, is located in the city center. This is classified as a national monument since 1910 and is part of the main religious temple of the Archipelago, being therefore very visited by national and international tourists during their stay and by several residents of the island.
With its great historical, architectural and artistic value, the Cathedral of Funchal attracts several visitors to the region, throughout the year, in which they appreciate all the cultural features of the church, which represent a cultural tradition. At the main door of the church, there are gothic lines and gilded pieces from the 17th century that demonstrate some characteristics of the Manueline period. There are also other features and details to note when visiting the church making this a memorable cultural moment, which you cannot miss the opportunity to experience, enjoying every single detail of this monument.
Visit these unforgettable places while walking in Madeira Island
The Madeira Island is a region full of culture and tourist attractions that will not make you regret your stay. All the nature of the archipelago, present in each zone of the island, as well as the local gastronomy and the possible walking routes, make this region unique and, with many activities to do. These are just eight of the many attractive places in the region, which provide you with unforgettable memories.
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