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Created with Sketch. Santana, Madeira, Portugal
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5 hours

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English, French, German, Portuguese

Overview

Caniço - Garajau Viewpoint Stop The Statue Of Christ-king At Garajau Is Located On A Viewpoint With A Magnificent View And It Is The Work Of French Sculptor Georges Serraz. The Statue Of Christ-king At Garajau, Raised To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus, Is Located At The Ponta Do Garajau... More
  • Caniço – Garajau Viewpoint Stop

The Statue Of Christ-king At Garajau Is Located On A Viewpoint With A Magnificent View And It Is The Work Of French Sculptor Georges Serraz.

The Statue Of Christ-king At Garajau, Raised To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus, Is Located At The Ponta Do Garajau Viewpoint, Which Offers A Magnificent View.

The Monument, Dedicated On The 30th October 1927, Consists Of A Statue Of Christ With Open Arms Facing The Ocean And It Was Financed And Commissioned By The Counselor Aires De Ornelas, Son Of The Holder Of The Last Majorat Of Caniço. The Road That Connects The Gate To The Monument Was Opened To Traffic On The Same Date.

  • Camacha – House Of The Vimes

The Wickerwork Industry Has Its Foundation In 1850 In The Parish Of Camacha, Where The Largest Production Of This Type Of Craft In Madeira Is Found. The Trees That Originate This Work – Willows Trees, Grow On Lands With Plenty Of Water And Each Plant Can Produce Between 2 To 5 Kilograms Of Willow.

Once Cut, The Willow Must Be Peeled And Dried, Which Is Then Followed By The Transformation Phase.

Before Being Used For Making Baskets Or Furniture, The Rods Go Through A Treatment Process Where They Are Boiled To Give Elasticity And Make Them Easier To Handle. This Is The Process That Gives Them A Brown Colour Instead Of The Original White One.

Wickerwork Is Used To Manufacture Objects For Domestic Use, Of All Shapes And Sizes, Including Suitcases, Boxes, Chairs, Tables, Furniture, Among Others.

There Are All Kinds Of Furniture Pieces, Especially Chairs, Couches And Tables, Alongside With Other Items Such As Agricultural Baskets That Are Used In The Grape Harvest Throughout The Island, As Well As The “Monte Sledges” Which Concentrates A Significant Portion Of This Industry.

  • Stop To Try The Traditional Cider, Madeiran Traditional Drink Made With Pero

Santo Da Serra – Traditional Market On Saturday And Sunday; Quinta Do Santo Da Serra To Visit The Animals; Option To Taste The Famous Cider, Madeiran Traditional Drink Made With Pero

A Pleasant Building In An English Colonial Style From The End Of The 19th Century, With A Romantic Garden And A Striking Look-out Point Known As ‘miradouro Dos Ingleses’.

Located In The Centre Of The Parish Of Santo António Da Serra, Quinta Da Junta Dates Back To The End Of The 19th Century.

This Mansion Is A House Built In English Colonial Style, With An Irregular Rectangular Floor Plan Made Up Of Two Bodies. This House Belonged To The Prominent Blandy Family, Who Sold It To The Ex-funchal District General Council.

To The Rear Of The House Is A Magnificent Park With Boxwoods, Where Plants From All Four Corners Of The Earth Can Be Found, Along With Several Animals.

On The Estate There Is A Look-out Point, Known As ‘miradouro Dos Ingleses’, From Where Views Over The Machico Valley Can Be Enjoyed.

  • Machico – Viewpoint

The Pico Do Facho Viewpoint Offers A Wide View Over The Machico Valley, Reaching As Far As The Island’s Central Peaks And Ponta De São Lourenço.

The Pico Do Facho Viewpoint Is Located North Of Machico, Before Reaching The Tunnel Of Caniçal, Along A Path That Leads Up To The Top Of Pico Do Facho. Historically, This Was The Place Where Huge Bonfires Were Lit In Order To Alert The Population Of Approaching Enemy Ships.

From Here, The Panoramic Views Of The Machico Valley Can Be Admired; They Extend Up To The Island’s Central Peaks, Including Ponta De São Lourenço.

  • Canical – View Point

It Is Said That Its Name Comes From The Existence Of A Plant Whose Name Is Caniço (Reed) Or Carriço (Sedge). Situated On The Widest Part Of A Peninsula In The Far East Of The Island Of Madeira, Between Machico And São Lourenço, Caniçal Received The Title Of Town In 1994.

It Is The Parish In Madeira With The Longest Coastline With Numerous Boulders And Cliffs That Overlook The Sea, As Well As Many Pebbles Both On The North And South Coast. Here, One Finds The Only Natural Golden Sand Beach On The Island Of Madeira And The Madeira Free Zone.

The Whale Museum Of Madeira Is Located In The Village Of Caniçal And Is A Witness To The Entire History Of Whaling In Madeira And The Activities Associated With It. This Museum Has Been Developing Over The Past Few Years, Studies Of Cetaceans In The Madeira Archipelago. You Can Find More Information About The Projects In Which The Museum Is Involved In “Scientific Projects”.

 On The Far East Of Caniçal Is Ponta De São Lourenço, Which Is Characterized By Several Rock Formations With Hues Ranging From Red To Black, And Small Islets. Walks In Ponta De São Lourenço Offer Stunning Views Of Both The North And South Coasts Of The Island, And Also Of The Deserted Islands And Porto Santo.

  •  Canical

It is said that its name comes from the existence of a plant whose name is caniço (reed) or carriço (sedge). Situated on the widest part of a peninsula in the far east of the island of Madeira, between Machico and São Lourenço, Caniçal received the title of town in 1994.

It is the parish in Madeira with the longest coastline with numerous boulders and cliffs that overlook the sea, as well as many pebbles both on the north and south coast. Here, one finds the only natural golden sand beach on the island of Madeira and the Madeira Free Zone.

 The Whale Museum of Madeira is located in the village of Caniçal and is a witness to the entire history of whaling in Madeira and the activities associated with it. This museum has been developing over the past few years, studies of cetaceans in the Madeira archipelago. You can find more information about the projects in which the museum is involved in “Scientific Projects”.

On the far east of Caniçal is Ponta de São Lourenço, which is characterized by several rock formations with hues ranging from red to black, and small islets. Walks in Ponta de São Lourenço offer stunning views of both the north and south coasts of the island, and also of the Deserted islands and Porto Santo.

  • Porto Da Cruz – Engenho Do Porto Da Cruz

Anyone Visiting The Historic Companhia Dos Engenhos Do Norte (Northern Milling Company) In The Village Of Porto Da Cruz Gets To 

Experience One Of The Main Pieces Of Living Evidence Of The Island’s Glorious Sugar Production, At The Beginning Of The 20th Century

Built In The Beginning Of The 20th Century (1927), Although Equipped With Machinery From The 19th Century, The Porto Da Cruz Mill Is One Of The Most Striking Examples Of The Importance Of Sugar Cane Trade In Madeira Isl. In Terms Of Heritage It Is Also A Museum Of Major Significance.

It Is Dedicated Exclusively To The Production Of Sugar Cane Rum According To The Original Process, Including The “Branca” Rum And The “Envelhecida 970 Reserva” Rum.

If You Visit The Island Between The Months Of March And May When The Sugar Cane Harvest Begins You Can Witness The Sounds, Movements And Smells Of Fermentation, Albeit From A Safe Distance Due To Modern Safety Restrictions. During The Rest Of The Year It Is Possible To Observe The Machines And To Understand The Mechanism Through Interactive Devices. At The End Of The Tour We Suggest A Visit To The Rum House, Right Next To The Mill, Where You Can Taste A Variety Of Rums.

  • Faial-viewpoint

Built In The 18th Century To Watch For Invaders, The Faial Fortlet Operates Today As A Viewpoint And Is Considered A Monument Of Local Value.

The Faial Fortlet, Built In The 18th Century, Has Been A Monument Of Local Value Since 1996. 

This Monument Features 20th Century Recreational Architecture. The Viewpoint Recreates A Military Battery, In A Semi-circular Plan, Following The Profile Of The Slope Where It Is Built, With Exterior Paramount In Which Two Inferior Thirds Are Advanced And With A Capstone In Ashlar Masonry.

On The Terrace There Is A Small Quadrangular Support House With Features Of The Popular Madeira Architecture.

  • Santana – Santana Market; Visit The Famous Houses Of Santana

The Centre For Traditional Santana Houses Presents Some Of The Typical Houses Of Santana, Where You Can Get Regional Products.

Close To The Santana Municipal Council You Can Find The Centre For Traditional Santana Houses. This Is A Preservation Area, Expanded By The Municipality Of Santana, In Memory Of Local Heritage.

Here We Find Some Typical Santana Houses, All Adapted To Their Current Use, Where You Can Buy A Wide Variety Of Local Products And 

Traditional Crafts.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Caniço - Garajau Viewpoint Stop
  • Camacha - House of the Vimes
  • Machico - Viewpoint
  • Canical - Belvedere
  • Porto Da Cruz - Engenho do Porto Da Cruz
  • Faial-Viewpoint
  • Santana - Santana Market; Visit the Famous Houses of Santana
  • Back To The Hotel

Itinerary

Caniço - Garajau Viewpoint Stop
Caniço - Garajau Viewpoint Stop

The Statue Of Christ-king At Garajau Is Located On A Viewpoint With A Magnificent View And It Is The Work Of French Sculptor Georges Serraz.
The Statue Of Christ-king At Garajau, Raised To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus, Is Located At The Ponta Do Garajau Viewpoint, Which Offers A Magnificent View.
The Monument, Dedicated On The 30th October 1927, Consists Of A Statue Of Christ With Open Arms Facing The Ocean And It Was Financed And Commissioned By The Counselor Aires De Ornelas, Son Of The Holder Of The Last Majorat Of Caniço. The Road That Connects The Gate To The Monument Was Opened To Traffic On The Same Date.

Camacha - House Of The Vimes

The Wickerwork Industry Has Its Foundation In 1850 In The Parish Of Camacha, Where The Largest Production Of This Type Of Craft In Madeira Is Found. The Trees That Originate This Work – Willows Trees, Grow On Lands With Plenty Of Water And Each Plant Can Produce Between 2 To 5 Kilograms Of Willow.
Once Cut, The Willow Must Be Peeled And Dried, Which Is Then Followed By The Transformation Phase.
Before Being Used For Making Baskets Or Furniture, The Rods Go Through A Treatment Process Where They Are Boiled To Give Elasticity And Make Them Easier To Handle. This Is The Process That Gives Them A Brown Colour Instead Of The Original White One.
Wickerwork Is Used To Manufacture Objects For Domestic Use, Of All Shapes And Sizes, Including Suitcases, Boxes, Chairs, Tables, Furniture, Among Others.
There Are All Kinds Of Furniture Pieces, Especially Chairs, Couches And Tables, Alongside With Other Items Such As Agricultural Baskets That Are Used In The Grape Harvest Throughout The Island, As Well As The “Monte Sledges” Which Concentrates A Significant Portion Of This Industry.

Stop To Try The Traditional Cider, Madeiran Traditional Drink Made With Pero

A Pleasant Building In An English Colonial Style From The End Of The 19th Century, With A Romantic Garden And A Striking Look-out Point Known As 'miradouro Dos Ingleses'.
Located In The Centre Of The Parish Of Santo António Da Serra, Quinta Da Junta Dates Back To The End Of The 19th Century.
This Mansion Is A House Built In English Colonial Style, With An Irregular Rectangular Floor Plan Made Up Of Two Bodies. This House Belonged To The Prominent Blandy Family, Who Sold It To The Ex-funchal District General Council.
To The Rear Of The House Is A Magnificent Park With Boxwoods, Where Plants From All Four Corners Of The Earth Can Be Found, Along With Several Animals.
On The Estate There Is A Look-out Point, Known As 'miradouro Dos Ingleses', From Where Views Over The Machico Valley Can Be Enjoyed.

Machico - Viewpoint
Machico - Viewpoint

The Pico Do Facho Viewpoint Offers A Wide View Over The Machico Valley, Reaching As Far As The Island’s Central Peaks And Ponta De São Lourenço.
The Pico Do Facho Viewpoint Is Located North Of Machico, Before Reaching The Tunnel Of Caniçal, Along A Path That Leads Up To The Top Of Pico Do Facho. Historically, This Was The Place Where Huge Bonfires Were Lit In Order To Alert The Population Of Approaching Enemy Ships.
From Here, The Panoramic Views Of The Machico Valley Can Be Admired; They Extend Up To The Island’s Central Peaks, Including Ponta De São Lourenço.

Canical - View Point
Canical - View Point

It Is Said That Its Name Comes From The Existence Of A Plant Whose Name Is Caniço (Reed) Or Carriço (Sedge). Situated On The Widest Part Of A Peninsula In The Far East Of The Island Of Madeira, Between Machico And São Lourenço, Caniçal Received The Title Of Town In 1994.
It Is The Parish In Madeira With The Longest Coastline With Numerous Boulders And Cliffs That Overlook The Sea, As Well As Many Pebbles Both On The North And South Coast. Here, One Finds The Only Natural Golden Sand Beach On The Island Of Madeira And The Madeira Free Zone.
The Whale Museum Of Madeira Is Located In The Village Of Caniçal And Is A Witness To The Entire History Of Whaling In Madeira And The Activities Associated With It. This Museum Has Been Developing Over The Past Few Years, Studies Of Cetaceans In The Madeira Archipelago. You Can Find More Information About The Projects In Which The Museum Is Involved In “Scientific Projects”.
On The Far East Of Caniçal Is Ponta De São Lourenço, Which Is Characterized By Several Rock Formations With Hues Ranging From Red To Black, And Small Islets. Walks In Ponta De São Lourenço Offer Stunning Views Of Both The North And South Coasts Of The Island, And Also Of The Deserted Islands And Porto Santo.

Porto Da Cruz - Engenho Do Porto Da Cruz
Porto Da Cruz - Engenho Do Porto Da Cruz

Anyone Visiting The Historic Companhia Dos Engenhos Do Norte (Northern Milling Company) In The Village Of Porto Da Cruz Gets To


Experience One Of The Main Pieces Of Living Evidence Of The Island’s Glorious Sugar Production, At The Beginning Of The 20th Century
Built In The Beginning Of The 20th Century (1927), Although Equipped With Machinery From The 19th Century, The Porto Da Cruz Mill Is One Of The Most Striking Examples Of The Importance Of Sugar Cane Trade In Madeira Isl. In Terms Of Heritage It Is Also A Museum Of Major Significance.
It Is Dedicated Exclusively To The Production Of Sugar Cane Rum According To The Original Process, Including The “Branca” Rum And The "Envelhecida 970 Reserva" Rum.
If You Visit The Island Between The Months Of March And May When The Sugar Cane Harvest Begins You Can Witness The Sounds, Movements And Smells Of Fermentation, Albeit From A Safe Distance Due To Modern Safety Restrictions. During The Rest Of The Year It Is Possible To Observe The Machines And To Understand The Mechanism Through Interactive Devices. At The End Of The Tour We Suggest A Visit To The Rum House, Right Next To The Mill, Where You Can Taste A Variety Of Rums.

Faial-viewpoint
Faial-viewpoint

Built In The 18th Century To Watch For Invaders, The Faial Fortlet Operates Today As A Viewpoint And Is Considered A Monument Of Local Value.
The Faial Fortlet, Built In The 18th Century, Has Been A Monument Of Local Value Since 1996.
This Monument Features 20th Century Recreational Architecture. The Viewpoint Recreates A Military Battery, In A Semi-circular Plan, Following The Profile Of The Slope Where It Is Built, With Exterior Paramount In Which Two Inferior Thirds Are Advanced And With A Capstone In Ashlar Masonry.
On The Terrace There Is A Small Quadrangular Support House With Features Of The Popular Madeira Architecture.

Santana - Santana Market; Visit The Famous Houses Of Santana
Santana - Santana Market; Visit The Famous Houses Of Santana

The Centre For Traditional Santana Houses Presents Some Of The Typical Houses Of Santana, Where You Can Get Regional Products.
Close To The Santana Municipal Council You Can Find The Centre For Traditional Santana Houses. This Is A Preservation Area, Expanded By The Municipality Of Santana, In Memory Of Local Heritage.
Here We Find Some Typical Santana Houses, All Adapted To Their Current Use, Where You Can Buy A Wide Variety Of Local Products And
Traditional Crafts.

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