Madeira Island Local Customs

  • Carneval in Madeira.
    Carneval in Madeira.
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  • Preparing for carneval in Madeira.
    Preparing for carneval in Madeira.
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  • Carneval in Madeira.
    Carneval in Madeira.
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    Have some madeira m'dear ...

    by myriam_c Written Apr 29, 2003

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    Madeira wine

    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.

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    All Taxis are Mercedes

    by MarioPortugal Written Jun 7, 2007

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    One visiting Madeira will notice that Taxis are anything else but Mercedes. This is for all Taxis, anywhere in Madeira !!!

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    Pretty coverings (with those round stones)

    by MarioPortugal Updated Jun 7, 2007

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    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 :)

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    Vines & Bananas

    by MarioPortugal Written Jun 3, 2007

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    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 !!!

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    Montanha - Espetadas

    by schnaider Written Mar 9, 2007

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    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

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    FILLING MATRESSES

    by Sininen Written Jan 22, 2006

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    In old times people collected these furry things and used them to fill matresses, or so we were told by the guide!

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    • Photography
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Flower´s Party

    by AnaMargarida Updated Jun 22, 2005

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    Madeira Photos, cd-rom

    It is most tradicional party with many flowers and music. At Spring, streets of Funchal with floats displaying different flowers.

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    • Festivals
    • Seniors

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    Wine Festival

    by AnaMargarida Written Jun 22, 2005

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    Picture from www.madeira-web.com

    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.

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    • Wine Tasting

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    Tropicall fruits

    by salinhopt Updated Oct 31, 2003

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    Madeira Island - Tropicall fruits

    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!

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    Drying cod fish

    by salinhopt Written Oct 30, 2003

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    Madeira island - Cod fish

    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.

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    Thanks!

    by salinhopt Written Jul 29, 2003

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    Madeira

    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

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    Tradicional dancing

    by mcb Written Dec 17, 2002

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    Tradicional dancing in Madeira is really nice. We found them dancing in a street. I think you can find them everywhere.

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