You cannot and won't miss Funchal for sure. It is the capital of the island and the majority of the services are based here. It is in fact a modern, cosmopolitan, rejuvenated city, well known for its many top class restaurants, stunning new 4 & 5-star hotels, warm all year round climate. Located in the stunning south of Madeira, on its sunniest coast amidst banana plantations and wonderful gardens where flowers bloom all year round in the shelter of the verdant mountains, it is an extremely lush, green and relaxed city. Let's see now the places that you cannot miss once you're in Funchal. Here comes our ultimate Funchal bucket list!
We visited the island of Madeira by a rented car. Without the departure days, if you have 7 days, you can easily follow this plan and you won't miss out on anything important. So let's see our Madeira bucket list broken down into 7 consecutive days.
The last king of Hungary was given little time on the throne. Charles (in Hungarian Károly IV.) took over the estate of Emperor and King Ferenc József in November 1916. Just two years later, he was forced to relinquish his sovereign rights. Károly IV. died in exile, on the Portuguese island of Madeira, on April 1, 1922. He was infected by the Spanish flu. One of the most infamous and most devastating epidemics in modern history.
If you visit the Republic of Moldova, you can not miss a visit of most famous Moldovan wine cellars. An excellent base for wine lovers.
We have spent only a long weekend in Moldova. So we didn't have enough time to discover all the local dishes. But some of them we tried and we have been in nice restaurants too. Hence we decided to include them into this article and share as our favourites in Chișinău. So let's see what to eat in Moldova!
The kitchen of Portugal is outstanding. On Madeira, if it's possible, the gastronomy is even better. You cannot go wrong, wherever you go or whatever you order. The locals are really friendly, also like to help to explain what the dish is about, what kind of ingredients they use. So let's see what to eat on Madeira! P.S.: We also included couple of drinks - cheers!
Madeira has many things to offer for its visitors. Here you can read our Madeira Top 10 list, with the ten best places that you cannot miss visiting once you're on this Portuguese island.
Discovering São Vicente is a trip to the quintessence of Madeira. São Vicente is a small town on the northern coast of the island.
Câmara de Lobos is a beautiful fishermen village on Madeira island. The specialisation of the area is the black sablefish fishing. Therefore its main bay gives home to local fishermen boats, and they come in many vivid colours. They call them “Xavelhas”. The former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill visited Madeira in 1950. While he was in Madeira, he painted an outstanding portrait about the bay with the “Xavelhas” on January 8. The village till today remembers his visit, and we can see many sites named after him. Let's see what are those memories of Winston Churchill on Madeira!
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