Five things you didn’t know about Madeira
ONE – Primeval Woodland of Madeira
The island’s mountainous interior is cloaked in the remnant of the scented laurel forest that covered much of Southern Europe until the last Ice Age.
TWO – Fireworks
Funchal’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display holds a Guinness World Record for being the largest. And every Saturday night in June you can witness a spectacular fireworks competition set to music.
THREE – Europe’s Tallest Sea Cliff
Madeira is home to Europe’s tallest sea cliff skywalk – more than 1,900 feet above the sea – Cabo Girão. Made of transparent glass, you’ll have a fantastic but unnerving view between your feet.
FOUR – Levadas
There are 1365 miles worth of levada (irrigation channel) paths which would take three consecutive months to walk them all!
FIVE – Winston Churchill
In 1950, Winston Churchill retreated to Madeira. According to legend, he explored the island in a Rolls-Royce and liked painting the fishing village of Camara de Lobos. On the eastern side of the harbour, you will find a plaque marking the spot where Churchill set up his easel.
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