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.
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 Institute of Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts of Madeira, IP-RAM (IVBAM) recently opened a new commercial space which features the signature touch of well-known Madeiran designer Nini Andrade Silva.
On 6 April last, Madeira Civil Protection services, an entity under the authority of the Regional Secretariat for Inclusion and Social Affairs, launched a new APP service, a device which is compatible with both IOS and Android.
Did You Know That... on April 1st 1922, the Habsburg Emperor Charles, Charles I of Austria and Charles IV of Hungary, died on Madeira, having lived here in exile from the 19th of November 1921 to the 1st of April 1922.
The municipality of Câmara de Lobos presents a new tourist attraction, ‘The Câmara de Lobos Experience’, arising from a partnership between two established tour operators, Carristur - YellowBus and Madeira Green Train, in addition to other local cultural and economic entities.