Ponta do Pargo lighthouse popular

Second most visited in Portugal

The Diario reports that the lighthouse at Ponta do Pargo, in the extreme west Madeira, was the second most visited in the country in 2018.  … Read more

Fireworks launch points – map.

Map of launch points for fireworks display

Map of fireworks display launch pointsThe Diario yesterday published a map showing the various launch points for the fireworks this New Year’s Eve. A higher resolution image can … Read more

Funchal City Race tonight

Volta à Cidade do Funchal 2018

The streets of Funchal will tonight host about 4,500 participants in the 60th edition of the Funchal City Race, the oldest “São Silvestre Race” … Read more

AIDAnova debuts in Funchal today

Maiden voyage for gas-powered cruise ship

AIDAnova on debut visit to Funchal todayThanks to Jaime for alerting the blog to the debut visit to Funchal by the AIDAnova, which is on its maiden voyage. The ship … Read more

Poor Christmas Eve weather

Cloud and wind forecast for Christmas Eve

Poor weather forecastPoor weather forecast: According to forecasts by the Portuguese Met Office (IPMA) for Madeira today, not only will the sky will be very … Read more

Market night.

Noite do Mercado

Market night food stallsTonight (23rd) sees the traditional Market night in Funchal, focused  on the streets around the Mercado dos Lavradores, where thousands of Madeirans congregate, in what Visit Madeira … Read more

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