The island of Madeira, because of its privileged geographical position and mountainous relief, have a surprisingly mild climate.Very mild average temperatures, 25ºC in the summer and 17ºC in the winter, and a moderate level of humidity, confer upon this island exceptional subtropical features.
The seawater temperature is also very mild, because of the influence of the warm Gulf current, presenting averages of 22ºC in the summer and 18º in the winter.
Through the partnership established between the Regional Government of Madeira and the NOVA Medical School - Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, CEDOC - Chronic Diseases Research Centre (Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas) is conducting free COVID-19 diagnostic tests for anyone travelling to Madeira departing from Lisbon.
ETC (European Travel Commission), in partnership with the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN), Europa Nostra and the Network of European Regions for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism (NECSTouR), promote another edition of the Award for Sustainable Cultural Tourist Destinations.
After the assessment of the 907 applications submitted for the election of the 7 Sweet Wonders of Portugal, the Expert Panel, comprising 140 famous figures, 7 from each district and autonomous regions, determined the 140 desserts nominated within this contest, which shall proceed for public voting.
Englobado na Festa da Flor, a Bordal vai realizar uma exposição intitulada “Viagem pelas tapeçarias da Madeira”.Encompassed in the Festa da Flor (Flower Festival), Bordal shall carry out an exhibition entitled “Travel through the Madeiran tapestries”.
Madeira needlepoint canvas is, today, an art in extinction. We, Bordal – Madeira Embroidery, decided to present to the public the art pieces we keep and preserve, as well as the history of this art. Above all, we seek to make this cultural heritage known, especially to Madeiran people, because it is part of our history, so that this knowledge does not disappear.
The Madeira Flower Collection initiative shall be part of the Flower Festival 2019, organized by the Association of Madeiran Young Entrepreneurs (AJEM), with the support of the Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture (SRTC).
Madeira Islands, elected in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 "Europe's Leading Island Destination" is nominated once again by the World Travel Awards (WTA), in this category for the sixth consecutive year.
We sadly inform that today, on the 17th of April, around 6.30pm, a tourist bus suffered an accident in Caniço, Santa Cruz where 29 people have died and other 27 have been injured. Listed below are assistance lines available to families and friends:
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291 705 778
291 705 679