Last update: August 2023

Regions of Portugal

Autonomous Region of Madeira

Tourism and Gastronomy

Paradise for your vacation - "Despite having a small area, Madeira is rich in majestic scenery and rare beauty" [Visit Portugal].

Paisagem da Madeira, Guia de Portugal
Landscape of Madeira Island, Portugal © Images of Portugal

Autonomous Region of Portugal, the Madeira Archipelago, located 1000 km of the European continent, is one of the preferred destinations for holidays, sports (golf, surfing), tours and weekends from visitors from all over the world. The archipelago has a total area of almost 743 km².

What to do in Madeira?

Stunning Landscapes

These amazing volcanic islands are a great destination to discover nature - the Laurissilva forest is a World Heritage site (Unesco) - and to admire breathtaking landscapes.

Guided Tours

One of the most famous wines in the world, the Madeira Wine is the great ambassador of this region of Portugal.

Holidays in Funchal

In a beautiful bay of the south coast is the city of Funchal, the capital of the archipelago. Of unquestionable beauty and pleasant climate of the Atlantic, Funchal is the gateway to the discovery of these paradise islands.

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Madeira - © Images of Portugal

Carnival of Madeira

During Carnival, Madeira is a great option for fun and active vacations. Big parades and shows happen during this holiday season.

Festivals and Events

Cultural, sportive and commercial events take place during all monthes. Sugar Cane, Film, Literature and other events are special occasions to visit Madeira.

New Year in Madeira

What about spend your New Year's Eve in a stunning scenery? This is possible in Madeira, where a great show celebrates and welcomes the New Year.

Top Cities

Greater Lisbon

In addition to the largest urban agglomeration in the country (Lisbon), Sintra, Cascais, Loures, Almada and Oeiras complete the podium of the Top 5 largest cities in Portugal.

Greater Porto

In the north of the country, in Greater Porto, other important cities are Vila Nova de Gaia, Braga, Matosinhos, Gondomar and Guimarães.

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