The paradise island is one of the most visited places on the old continent

Madeira Island, one of the favorite places for European tourists, is known as the pearl of the Atlantic due to the great amount of attractions it has and therefore, it has a lot of cool places to visit and discover.

Below, we separate a series of places that can be visited in Madeira, where you can spend a peaceful and pleasant moment, internationally recognized and highlighted by specialized portals such as BestDay, among the best places in the world.

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The capital, Funchal

This city, which has approximately 100,000 inhabitants, has a beautiful tourist center that can be considered the largest in the entire archipelago. In addition, it has several places to discover a set of interesting activities for tourists, including the neighborhood of Velha, Rua de Santa Maria and a lot of bars, shops, galleries, among many other local attractions.

Porto Santo

Porto Santo is part of the Archipelago and is the perfect place to disconnect from the daily routine. There are extensive sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Not forgetting that this island has its own airport.


The people of Machico

This is the city where the airport is located and is the second most populated in Madeira. In addition, it has an architectural structure that dates back to the 15th century and has the oldest lighthouse on the island.

Volcanic Center and Caves of São Vicente

To the north of the island, is São Vicente, where are the Grutas de São Vicente, which is composed of the Volcanic Center and its volcanic caves. There is a belief that this was the place where the formation of the Island of Madeira began and consists of a long path of pipes of one thousand meters.

the tropical gardens 

The garden has something that makes it almost unique compared to other similar places in Madeira: the pond where several species of animals and plants live, as well as swans and ducks swimming. In this part you can also see a portion of the island and the sea.

Cabo GirTheThe

Cabo Girão is one of the most famous places for being the second highest cliff on the planet, there are about 600 meters of a waterfall. In addition, at the bottom of it, there is an area of cultivation that can be reached by cable car.

Madeira Island Cabo Girao


Caniçal is a fishing village, where you can visit the Whale Museum, which has an important number of photographs and a reproduction of a life-size whale. It also has a spectacular view, like many places on the island.

Pico Ruivo 

This is the highest mountain in Madeira, with more than 1800 meters and a spectacular place to visit. To get there, you must walk from Pico do Arieiro or Achada do Teixeira.

Arieiro Peak 

While to reach Pico do Arieiro, the visitor can arrive by wagon and enjoy a cafe and a souvenir shop. Even from there you can also follow the Curral Dás Freiras going to Porto Santo.

Porto Moniz

This city is a coastal town and known for its natural pools, which receives most of its tourists. Over the years, it has improved its infrastructure due to its tunnels and roads.

Photos: reproduction

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