"ilha da madeira" Madeira Island by quartinb
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Madeira, known originally to the Romans as the Purple Islands, was rediscovered, possibly accidentally, by Portuguese sailors and settled by Portugal in 1418. It is a popular year-round resort, famed worldwide for its Madeira wine, a perfect climate, striking scenery, flowers, embroidery artisans, and New Years' Eve celebrations with a spectacular fireworks show.
Funchal, the capital of Madeira Island, is on the south coast of the principal island. Other main cities are:Ribeira Brava, Machico, Câmara de Lobos, Santa Cruz, Caniço, Ponta do Sol and Calheta
the pearl of the atlantic also is known for its flowers and huge gardens.Madeira Island is the largest island of the group and a coastline of 80 or 90 miles. Its longer axis lies east and west, in which direction it is traversed by a mountain chain, the backbone of the island, having a mean altitude of 4000 feet, from which many deep ravines radiate outward to the coast. The highest point on the island is Pico Ruivo, at 1862 meters.
- Pros:good weather and medium temperatures all year
- In a nutshell:THE ATLANTIC PEARL
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