All the Culture

Madeira embraces a world of traditions. Whether their component is religious or profane, Madeirans excel at keeping their customs alive. The archipelago’s cultural heritage, built over six centuries of history, is as important as its natural diversity.


On the island of Madeira you can contemplate relevant landmarks of the Madeiran culture, such as the typical Santana houses – small houses with thatched roofs.
Want to get around Funchal in a unique way? You can’t miss a trip on board the traditional ‘carros de cesto’ (basket sledges), starting in the parish of Monte.


In turn, if you visit us at the time of the ‘Festa’ (party, in English), you will be invited to participate in a religious celebration at the break of dawn and experience a unique Christmas that only exists in Madeira.

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