Carnaval 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.
It’s time for wine in Madeira! The Madeira Wine Festival honors the grape harvest with a celebration of traditional local heritage and wine production. Centered in downtown Funchal, the festival also embraces European Folklore Week with exhibitions...
Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) goes boutique. The internationally-famous sports star teams up with respected Portuguese hotelier Pestana Hotels & Resorts to create a hotel experience as hip and cool as CR7 himself. The first Pestana CR7 Lifestyle Hotel is in Funchal, Madeira, the boyhood home of footballer.
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.
Sitting in the Atlantic, some 860 km (535 miles) off the cost of Europe is the Portuguese island of Madeira. It is a subtropical paradise that, throughout history, has been a favorite stop over for Europe’s elite. Perched high atop a cliff, overlooking the bay of Funchal is the classic Reid’s Palace, a Grand Dame of hotels as timeless as the island itself.