The national drink on the island is madeira wine. Madeira wine ows its rich taste to the variety of grapes that is used.
The four importants varieties of Madeira wine have been named after their grape variety:
SERCIAL: amber colored dry madeira wine (seco)
VERDELHO: yellow-brown medium dry madeira wine (meio seco)
BOAL: reddish-brown medium sweet madeira wine (meio doce)
MALMSEY: sweet madeira wine (doce).
Boal is my personal favorite.
One visiting Madeira will notice that Taxis are anything else but Mercedes. This is for all Taxis, anywhere in Madeira !!!
Those round stones can also be placed artistically and one will draw some designs on the floor. Thus the worker is able to use his/her creativity and display some art. This is really pretty cool :)
Also very curios to see are the Vineyards planted side-by-side with the orchards of Banana Trees !!!
What a phenomenon !! - I guess this mix of Agriculture happens in Madeira only !!!
This restaurant have nice food and a wonderfull view! Totaly worthed!!!
Estrada do Conde de Carvalhal, 321 São Gonçalo - 9050-301 Funchal
Telefone: (+351) 291.793.182 - Fax: (+351) 291.793.777
In old times people collected these furry things and used them to fill matresses, or so we were told by the guide!
It is most tradicional party with many flowers and music. At Spring, streets of Funchal with floats displaying different flowers.
Madeira Wine Festival is held in September (during the grape harvest).
In the centre of Funchal there are light, sound and folk shows connected to traditional wine-making.
I tryed to translate some of these fruits but i just coulden't find it in the dictionary. :)
Maracuja-Banana, Goiba, Peramelao, Anona, and many, many others!
In Camara de Lobos village it's usual to see drying cod fish near the harbour. Cod fish is really rare around these areas and it's quite expensive also.
If you want to say thanks in Madeira it's easy and local people will love you do that! If you're a boy say "OBRIGADO" but if you're a girl say "OBRIGADA"! Enjoy Madeira
Tradicional dancing in Madeira is really nice. We found them dancing in a street. I think you can find them everywhere.