Santana Things to Do

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    Houses

    by solopes Updated Aug 24, 2012

    No... I didn't go to Santana.
    Some friends in our group di, and they told us that this is one of the least interesting areas of Madeira, with only a couple of "traditional" houses in display for tourists. That's why I used my limited time to see some other places in the island, and "saw" the house in Almerindo's pictures.
    Well, they seem to be more than just a couple, but our friends that went there confirmed that we didn't miss much.

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    Pico Ruivo

    by salinhopt Written Sep 10, 2003

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    Pico Ruivo can be reached from both Pico do Arieiro and Santana. With its altitude of 1,861 meters it is the highest peak on the island.

    During the summer months a state run refuge is open directly beneath the summit. Do call the Tourist Office in Funchal to ask about vacancies.

    During the winter the peaks are often snow covered. Walking at this altitude can become quite precarious with sudden weather changes - so do go prepared.
    However, anyone willing to make the strenuous walk will be justly rewarded with superb views to all corners of the island.

    Santana - Pico Ruivo

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    dolls houses?

    by onecut Written Oct 31, 2003

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    Up in the mountains you find there unique houses built to house grains etc upstairs and living accomodation downstairs

    kennel style dwellings

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    Santana gardens

    by salinhopt Written Oct 20, 2003

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    Santana besies the green all around has wonderfull english gardens. It's really worth going to Santana!

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    Faial Fort

    by salinhopt Updated Oct 20, 2003

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    It was here that the local defended Santana from the French pirate invasion. Well kept canons andd a fantastic view.

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    Arco de Sao Jorge

    by salinhopt Written Oct 20, 2003

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    Arco de Sao Jorge is a small location in Santana that offer fantastic views over the sea and the mountains. A fantastic landdscape.

    Santana - Arco de Sao Jorge

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    The blue sea

    by salinhopt Written Sep 10, 2003

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    With the Atlantic at your feet! Santana offers magnificent views of the Atlantic! Clear blue waters...

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    The views and "miradouros"

    by salinhopt Updated Sep 10, 2003

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    The "miradouros" are view points. In Santana you'll find fantastic landscapes for you to explore. Enjoy

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    Faial - Penha d' aguia

    by salinhopt Written Sep 10, 2003

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    Santana district offers a beautifull view over Penha d'aguia, a huge mountain in front of the village of Faial. Don't miss it!

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    Caldeirao Verde

    by salinhopt Written Sep 10, 2003

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    Only a short distance from Santana is Queimadas, the starting point for one of Madeira's most spectacular Levada walks towards 'Calderão Verde' (the Green Cauldron).

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    The triangular houses

    by salinhopt Written Sep 10, 2003

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    These small houses built of natural stone, thatched with straw and brightly painted have served the locals for centuries as stables and dwellings.

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