Monte is often compared to Sintra, in mainland Portugal, as it has some of the most beautiful old palaces and its bucolic surroundings exude the charm of days gone by
The Casa das Mudas Art Centre has extended some of its public exhibitions and also drawn up a new cultural programme for the coming months
Contemporary Art Museum is located in S. Tiago Fort and is devoted to Portuguese contemporary art from the 1960s onwards. It has an interesting new programme of exhibitions
Sacred Art Museum is located in the former Bishop’s Palace and was founded in 1955. Its collections of Flemish paintings, religious sculptures and gold work come from churches, chapels and private donations
Farmers’ market is well worth a visit. It is a point of reference in the life and architecture of Funchal.
The Madeira Story Centre is located in the old part of Funchal, near the cable cars that go from Funchal to Monte. The centre gives an overview of 14 million years of the history of Madeira in a visit lasting 1½ hours
Madeira Theme Park in Santana is one of a kind in Portugal. It is a fantastic exhibition centre devoted to the history, science and traditions of the Madeira Archipelago. It occupies an area of 145,000 square metres and is a must for all visitors
São Vicente Caves If you go to the north coast of Madeira, be sure to visit two sites of scientific and educational importance, the São Vicente Caves and the Volcano Centre
Porto Moniz Living Science Centre If you decide to explore Madeira’s north coast, why not take a moment to visit this new scientific and cultural attraction in Porto Moniz? The centre is currently showing an exhibition entitled Science and Sport from the Science Museum in Londo.
Madeira Casino in Funchal is one of the island’s main leisure and entertainment centres.
05th February – Great Allegoric Parade
08th February - Fun Parade
09th April - The Wall of Hope Ceremony
10th April - Great Allegoric Parade
June – Classic Music Concerts, Fireworks Contest, Street Entertainment
Madeira Wine Festival
02nd, 03rd and 04th of September – Live Harvest in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos. Shows, Allegories and Exhibitions in Funchal.
Meeting of the Regional Philharmonic Bands
08th October – Ribeira Brava
End of the Year Festivities
01st December – Switching on of the Christmas Illuminations
08th December – Christmas Exhibitions
31st December – Firework Display
06th of January - Night Festival and End of the Festivities