CURIOSITIES ABOUT MADEIRA’S “PONCHA”

After the Madeira wine, “poncha” is the most popular drink on the Island. This regional drink is made with rum obtained by fermentation and distillation of sugarcane juice produced in the Autonomous Region of Madeira. During a visit to Madeira, you can try this drink. You can surely find it in bars and restaurants scattered […]

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Estrelícia

Is it a bird or is it a plant? These long-lived flowers look like exotic birds of paradise. É um pássaro ou é uma planta? Essas flores de vida longa parecem pássaros exóticos do paraíso.

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Aganpanthus

The blue-and-white globe shaped blossoms of the Lily of the Nile line Madeira’s roadside banks in the summer. O globo azul e branco em forma de flores da linha Lily of the Nile, na margem da estrada da Madeira, no verão.

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Manhãs de Páscoa

These festive plants bloom right on cue for Christmas; note that the showy scarlet part is actually the bract. Estas plantas festivas florescem no Natal; note que a parte escarlate vistosa é na verdade a bráctea.

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Flower Festival

?? Floral species originating in many parts of the world bloom in Madeira, as the island meets specific climatic conditions that allow species from both tropical and cold regions to flourish. The Flower Festival is a tribute to spring, and the celebration of metamorphosis and rebirth, fertility and the abundance of the flowers that colour, […]

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