Carnival season is here…and no one celebrates these pre-Lenten festivities quite like the city and people of Funchal on Madeira Island. For eight days, the city is decorated with in festive colors and lights. Residents and visitors alike flood the streets in brightly adorned costumes.
Summer 2014 has officially begun on the Island of Madeira. The Atlantic Festival is Madeira’s month-long celebration of arts, music and culture. Lots of fun scheduled throughout June, but certainly the highlights occur on Saturday nights with a major fireworks and music. The Atlantic Festival is 7-28 June.
Once again, the city of Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira celebrates Spring with a brilliant week-long spectacle. It’s the Madeira Festival of Flowers 2015, taking place 16-24 April. This year’s theme “Madeira – The Route of Flowers” pays tribute to the many centuries Funchal has been a port-of-call to international travelers.
Portugal Telecom’s art collection includes over 200 works. The public utility company opens up the collection to public view via travelling exhibitions. The body of work in the collection encompasses artistic disciplines of drawing...
Who says you have to be in a cosmopolitan city to enjoy the arts? Certainly not the residents of Madeira, who embrace all forms of artist expression on their island paradise. In fact, Madeira is home to an internationally renowned arts center which makes its home in a striking, contemporary, cliff-top complex known as the Casa das Mudas.
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