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The most beautiful places in Madeira

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Petr Liška
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The most beautiful places in Madeira
Inserted: 18.02.2022
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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Madeira is without a doubt one of the most beautiful islands in the world, thanks to its dramatic profile with steep mountains, one of the highest cliffs in the world and also the famous levadas – irrigation canals – thanks to which you can explore otherwise impenetrable mountain valleys. There is also beautiful lush vegetation and lots of waterfalls. Let's take a look at the most beautiful places Madeira has to offer.

1.
Mountain ridge Arieiro-Ruivo

The most beautiful and highest mountain of Madeira

Rating:
| Altitude: 1 794 m / 5 886 ft

The mountain ridge of the highest peaks of Madeira is one of the most beautiful mountain passages you can… continue reading

2.
Cliffs on Sao Lourenco Peninsula

The most beautiful cliffs of Madeira

Rating:
| Altitude: 8 m / 26 ft

The peninsula of Sao Lourenco is a little different from the rest of Madeira, relatively dry and full of… continue reading

3.
Vereda to Larano - North Coast Trek

The most adventurous area in Madeira

Altitude: 114 m / 374 ft

In the northeast of Madeira, between the cities of Porto da Cruz and Canical, there is about 10 kilometers of… continue reading

4.
Eira do Serrado Viewpoint

One of the most beautiful views in Madeira

Altitude: 1 013 m / 3 323 ft

If you drive from Funchal towards the village of Curral das Freiras, turn in front of the new tunnel onto the… continue reading

5.
Ribeira Grande

The most beautiful canyon in Madeira

Altitude: 1 517 m / 4 977 ft

One of the biggest attractions on the famous Caldeirão Verde levada is the view of the amazing Ribeira Grande… continue reading

6.
Waterfall

A mysterious waterfall in Madeira

Altitude: 1 263 m / 4 144 ft

Caldeirão Verde waterfall falls from an altitude of 980 m above sea level into a small lake, its height is… continue reading

7.
Miradouro da Portela

View of the famous Eagle Rock

Altitude: 592 m / 1 942 ft

At the former important road junction, in the Portela pass, is the famous Miradouro da Portela viewpoint.… continue reading

8.
Levada das 25 Fontes

The most famous levada in western Madeira

Altitude: 1 066 m / 3 497 ft

Especially in the rainy season, there is a lot of water in the irrigation canal. The overflowing element… continue reading

9.
Risco Waterfall

Beautiful waterfall near Rabaçal

Altitude: 1 156 m / 3 793 ft

On the hike along the famous levada 25 Fontes, you will also come across a view of one of the most beautiful… continue reading

10.
Levada do Furado

Beautiful and long Levada

Altitude: 897 m / 2 943 ft

From the Portela saddle you can go on a beautiful but more than 10 km long levada to a place called Ribeiro… continue reading

11.
Miradouro Beira da Quinta

Altitude: 474 m / 1 555 ft

In the northern part of the island of Madeira, on the ER211 road, be sure to stop at the beautiful Miradouro… continue reading

12.
Canto do muro viewpoint

View of the highest peaks of Madeira

Altitude: 1 297 m / 4 255 ft

On the ER105 road, connecting the vast Paul da Serra plateau and the Encumeada pass, you will find a nice… continue reading

13.
Levada

Levada at the famous Boca da Encumeada pass

Altitude: 899 m / 2 949 ft

The path along the irrigation canal is wide enough for safe walking and stops while studying the diversity of… continue reading

14.
Pico Ruivo (1861 m)

Madeira's highest mountain

Altitude: 1 861 m / 6 106 ft

Pico Ruivo (1861 m) is the highest mountain on the island of Madeira. At the same time, it is the third… continue reading

15.
Levada

Beautiful levada in the northwest of the island

Altitude: 419 m / 1 375 ft

There are also a number of tunnels and tunnels on this road, which a flashlight or headlamp will definitely… continue reading

16.
Pico do Furado

The eastern end of Madeira

From the Casa do Sardinha you can take a steep climb up the partially weathered road to Pico do Furado. From… continue reading

17.
Levada Nova

Beautiful levada in the south of Madeira

Altitude: 397 m / 1 302 ft

Even on the south side of Madeira you will find beautiful levadas. One of them is Levada Nova. The starting… continue reading

18.
Miradouro do Fio

Viewpoint at the western end of Madeira

Altitude: 362 m / 1 188 ft

At the very western end of Madeira, you will come across the scenic Rua do Fio road, which will take you not… continue reading

19.
Tropical de Monte Garden

The most famous botanical garden in Madeira

Altitude: 566 m / 1 857 ft

Jardim Tropical is the famous botanical garden in Funchal. It lies high above the city. It is accessible… continue reading

20.
Porto Moniz

A city at the northwestern end of Madeira

Altitude: 40 m / 131 ft

At the very northwestern end of Madeira you will find the town of Porto Moniz. The coast and waves are wild… continue reading

21.
Funchal

The capital of Madeira

Altitude: 57 m / 187 ft

The drive to Pico Arieiro starts in the capital Funchal on the ER103. The gradual climb offers nice views. continue reading

22.
Paul do Mar

A picturesque town in the southwest of Madeira

Altitude: 15 m / 49 ft

Fishermen live with their large families in neighborhoods near the port. Banana growing and fishing are the… continue reading

23.
Santana

typical houses

Rating:
| Altitude: 470 m / 1 542 ft

small open-air museum in the center of Santana with typical A-shaped cottages with thatched roofs. continue reading

24.
Ponta Delgada

A picturesque town with a swimming pool

Altitude: 56 m / 184 ft

On the north coast of Madeira, about halfway up the island, you will find the picturesque town of Ponte… continue reading

25.
Achadas da Cruz Viewpoint

A place below the gigantic cliff of Achadas da Cruz

Altitude: 457 m / 1 499 ft

Not far from the village of Achadas da Cruz (2 km along the road to the car park by the cable car), there is… continue reading

26.
Machico

The most important city in the east of Madeira

Altitude: 11 m / 36 ft

Machico is located in the east of Madeira. It is the best starting point for the peninsula of Sao Lourenco,… continue reading

27.
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Funchal

The most famous church in Madeira

Altitude: 588 m / 1 929 ft

The most famous church in Madeira is the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Funchal (Igreja de… continue reading

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