The monuments on Madeira Island is proof of the rich and vast history and traditions present in the region, having some of these monuments and forts, more than 200 years.
These monuments are especially interesting for those who like to learn more about the past history of the place they are visiting.
Here are only 5 monuments on Madeira Island that are one of the most visited by both foreigners and locations.
Top 5 monuments on Madeira Island
1. Statue of Tristan Vaz
At the square of the Mother Church in Machico, we find the statue of Tristan Vaz Teixeira. This statue was conceived in honor of the discoverer and 1st Captain Donatário de Machico for his important contribution to the Madeira Archipelago. This statue was carved in bronze by Anjos Teixeira and inaugurated in 1972.
2. Faial Fortim
Built in the 18th century for surveillance against invaders, the Fortim do Faial presents itself today as a viewpoint and is considered a Monument of Local Value.The Fortim do Faial, built in the eighteenth century is, since 1996, A Monument of Local Value.
3. Statue of Christ the King of Garajau
The Statue of Christ the King of Garajau is located in a viewpoint with a magnificent view and is a work by the French sculptor Georges Serraz.
4. Fort of St. Fernando
The São Fernando Fort in Santa Cruz was built in the 18th century with the aim of observing and protecting the coast. Situated above the beach of Santa Cruz, the Fort of São Fernando was built in the eighteenth century for observation and defense of the coast and was restored by Paulo Dias de Almeida on the occasion of the liberal struggles.
5. Fort of St. John the Baptist
This fort constitutes a replica of the previous fort, dating from 1730, built to protect the locality from attacks and looting of pirates. Inside is installed the Madeira Aquarium.
How to get around and visit the monuments?
The best way to get to any of the monuments you have selected for your holiday is to rent one of our vehicles. At 7M Rent a car you can find the perfect vehicle to get around during your Madeira vacation. Rent any of our cheapest or most luxurious vehicles.