Madeira Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Madeira - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Antiga Alfândega

  • Government Building

The stately Old Customs House is home to Madeira's parliament (with is closed to the public). From here deputies govern the island, which...

Blandy's Wine Lodge

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

The Blandy family has been making Madeira wine for over 200 years, and at Blandy's Wine Lodge, visitors can see how the wine and wine...

Cabo Girão

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

At 1,900 feet, Cabo Girão is on one of the highest sea cliffs in the world, and a new observation platform—with a clear glass bottom...

Carreiros do Monte

  • Tour–Sight

The village of Monte is home to one of Madeira's oldest and most eccentric attractions: Carreiros do Monte (a snowless sled ride). The...

Casa Museu Frederico de Freitas

  • Museum/Gallery

This delightful museum has been renovated in the style of a 19th-century quinta, inside the attractive 18th-century Casa Calçada. Inside...

Casa das Mudas

  • Museum/Gallery

Dramatically situated on a cliff top just outside Calheta, Casa das Mudas is the unlikely setting for one of Madeira's leading art galleries...

Casa de Cristóvão Colombo

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Porto Santo's biggest cultural draw, this museum is located in the former home of Christopher Columbus. Inside, lithographs illustrate...

Caves and Volcanism Center

  • Cave

Just outside the village you'll find a series of underground caves formed during Madeira's last volcanic eruption around 890,000 years...

Convento de Santa Clara

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Inside the working 17th-century Santa Clara Convent, the painted wood walls and ceiling are lined with ceramic tiles, giving the sanctuary...

Curral das Freiras (Nuns' Valley)

  • Town/Village

A fast road through a new tunnel and up a hair-raisingly steep road leads to this village, where the sisters of the Convent of Santa...


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