ONE – Primeval Woodland of Madeira
Madeira’s wild interior is classified as a protected Natural Park – the aim is to conserve the Laurisilva forests which were once common across mainland Europe, before disappearing naturally due to glaciation.
TWO – Fireworks
Funchal’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display holds a Guinness World Record for being the largest.
THREE – Europe’s Tallest Sea Cliff
Madeira is home to one of Europe’s highest sea cliffs: Cabo Girao. A glass skywalk was constructed in 2012, and extends out over the cliff above the 580m sheer drop – it’s not a walk for the fainthearted !
FOUR – Levadas
Madeira has a vast network of levada water channels. End-to-end, their total distance is 2170km – that’s London to Prague and back again !
FIVE – Madeira Cake
Madeira cake doesn’t exist on Madeira – it’s a British invention from the 1800s, created to accompany Madeiran wines. One of the most popular cakes on the island is Bolo de Mel – made from left-over molasses which is a by-product of the rum-making process.
The Madeira Holiday Specialists
At Archipelago Choice, we have a team of Madeira Holidays Specialists and they’re ready to answer all your questions. Find out more about our tailor-made holidays on 01768 721040, or make an enquiry online.
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