"Madeira - Small archipelago of volcanic orgin." Top 5 Page for this destination Madeira Island by Jerelis

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Mild weather throughout the year.

Madeira is a small archipelago of volcanic origin in the middle of the Atlantic. The weather is mild throughout the year. The landscape is luxuriant, irrigated by cascading streams, while mountain peaks seem to rise abruptly from the ocean.

If hiking is your passion ... Madeira is paradise!

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Don't forget to have a look at our Funchal page.

Funchal city is the capital of the island of Madeira. It's a city of white rows of houses that climb up the hills, like an amphitheatre around a beautiful bay of blue sea. We loved to explore the city, and therefore we saw a lot of old and characteristic churches, mansions, palaces and monuments.

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  • Last visit to Madeira Island: Jul 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Jeroen, thanks for your travel tips about Madeira, a small piece of Paradise...

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    interesting tips, I have never heard about the Madeira wine before, now I am curious to try it.

    • Jerelis's Profile Photo
      Oct 2, 2012 at 12:38 AM

      Do try the Madeira wine, it won't disappoint you :) Enjoy your travels.

  • PeterKnudsen's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2010 at 5:11 AM

    In the town square of Monte theit is a small turist shop/caffee. it is not interesting but go to the second floor, the "resturant" it is like time did not move the last 100year :)

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2009 at 2:04 AM

    Much liked your informative tips on Madeira which we visited many years ago. Is the landing at the airport still so acrobatic?

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    wow this place certainly shows how stunning it is in your display here! Great page.

  • nora_south_africa's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2008 at 10:38 PM

    looks like a nice place, when you go to a country where maybe you dont understand the language I have found useful tips to be a lifesaver...and yours are really good tips..

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2007 at 6:53 PM

    Had to go all through to find the Madeira. The drinkable one!!!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2007 at 9:20 PM

    Wel gedaan. Very nice info here ;-)

  • Acirfa's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2007 at 3:14 AM

    It's many years since I visited Madeira but I recall it with the help of you pages as very lovely indeed, thank you.

  • pikuu's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2006 at 3:03 AM

    I visited charming Madeira places using among others your perfect descriptions. Many, Many Thanx!!


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