routes

gaula

Beyond commercial activities the “reach-me-down” operators were also important concerning the news spread across the island. The woods taken from the mountains were shipped at the old pier of Porto Novo, the same valley that served as scenario for the battles between liberals and absolutists in the 19 th century seen by whoever would be …

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camacha – town centre

There’s no lack of reasons for at least we’re suspicious about the fact that Camacha is the epicenter of traditional culture in Madeira. Some of these reasons are located at the Conselheiro Aires de Ornelas Vasconcelos Square, a local that has become important in the whole country. It is said that this is the place …

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água de pena

Lançarote Teixeira ordered the construction of a chapel with his wife’s name (Beatriz) which was replaced in 1745 by a church that kept the same denomination. At the other end of the town, among the woods of Cardais stands the chapel of Sagrado Coração de Jesus. Here, we can follow the Levada do Poiso passing …

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porto da cruz – town centre

This route invites us to a walking tour around town center drifting between sacred and profane local traditions. Visiting the head parish church, designed by Chorão Ramalho, we can see the Cross Stations authored by the local artist João Gomes Lemos and at the old sugar-cane factory, we got to learn the hustle and bustle …

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