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"Santana - Thatched roofs and pannelled interiors." Top 5 Page for this destination Madeira Island Local Custom Tip by Jerelis

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  Another authentic house in the streets of Santana.
by Jerelis

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.

The village of Santana

The village is situated at the north east coast of the islans, just a few hundred meters away from the ocean. It's a 39 km drive from the capital of Madeira, Funchal.


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  • Updated Feb 28, 2004
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