"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.

Address:
The village of Santana

Directions:
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.

Website: http://www.cm-santana.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2004
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