"Named after St. Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary." Santana by Jerelis

Santana Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 69 photos

A very caracteristic village.

Named after St. Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary, Santana is a village of hedgerows and flowers on the north eastern side of Madeira Ilsand. Complete with waterfalls, cobble-stoned streets, luch green meadows and plunging ravines, it is maybe one of the most picturesque and caracteristic villages in Europe.

A must see attraction in Madeira.

With their thatched roofs and wood-pannelled interiors, the famous triangular shaped houses of Santana are a must see attraction in Madeira. These Casas de Colmo are made from straw. More than 100 of them still excist, thanks to a tourism initiative to reward the best-kept house. Some open their door to visitors and we we very surprised by the amount of available space inside.

  • Last visit to Santana: Jul 2002
  • Intro Written Dec 28, 2011
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