Majestic tall ships of the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta are on their way to Funchal (Madeira). These ‘choreographers of the sea and wind’ will be the pièce de résistance marking the 500th anniversary of the city Funchal in Madeira. The fleet has left the historic port of Falmouth on the south west coast of England and will be arriving
Programme Free entrance to the Gardens: Botanical, Boa Vista, Orchid. Free entrance to the Museums of the Region: Frederico de Freitas Museum House, Vicentes, Contemporary Art, Religious Art, Casa Colombo (Porto Santo), Embroidery Museum, Henrique e Francisco Franco, Whale Museum, Barbeito Museum, Christopher Columbus Collection, Electricity Museum, Universe of Memories, madeira ethnographic museum (Ribeira Brava), living science centre (Porto Moniz).
The Atlantic island of Madeira is on track for a record year, according to the region’s tourism chief, Conceição Estudante. During a recent interview with eTurboNews, she predicted that the number of tourist arrivals will break the 1 million mark for the first time, signifying a 5 percent increase compared with 2007. Estudante cited the advent of low-cost flight operations