World Tourism Day

On the 27th of September is World Tourism Day. The purpose of this day is to display awareness that tourism is vital to the international community and to show how it affects the social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.

And that is why the island of Madeira offers on this particular day FREE entrance to all tourists to the regional Museums, folklore shows and philharmonic bands, as also an exhibition under the title of “History of Tourism on Madeira”.

Programme is as follows:

– Free admission to gardens:
Botânico, Boa Vista, Orquídea, Palheiro Ferreiro

– Free admission to all Museums:
Quinta das Cruzes, Casa Museu Frederico de Freitas, Vicentes, Arte Contemporânea, Casa Colombo (Porto Santo), Arte Sacra, Museu do Bordado, Henrique e Francisco Franco, Museu da Baleia, Museu Barbeito-Colecção Cristóvão Colombo, Núcleo Museológico-A cidade do Açúcar, Núcleo Museológico Mary Jane Wilson, da Electricidade, Universo de Memórias.

– Photographic Exhibition:
in the Art Gallery of the Regional Secretariat of Tourism and Transport (Avenida Arriaga) – “History of Tourism on the Madeira Islands”

– Guided tours by bus (Portuguese/French and English/German)
10.00 a.m. – Funchal/ Botanical Garden, Patrício & Gouveia embroidery factory, visit to Madeira Wine (with wine-tasting)
3.00 p.m. – Eira do Serrado, Monte – visit to the church and gardens
Tickets available at the Information Desk of the Tourism Board (Avenida Arriaga) from the 24th September on.

– Funchal city centre:
Folklore and Philharmonic Band exhibition from 10.00 a.m to 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

– Madeira Airport:
Folklore exhibition from 09.00 a.m to 13.30 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

– Funchal Harbour:
Philharmonic Band exhibition from 12.30 p.m to 13.30 p.m.