Camacha is a picturesque small village in the Santa Cruz area, a few kilometres in the hills east of Funchal. Situated at about 700 meters high, Camacha is famous for its traditions, handicraft and its very active and colourful folklore dance groups. The village is situated in a typical Madeira's mountain side landscape, in between valleys and mountains, and other places of great natural value, such as Poiso or Montado do Pereiro.
Since the first colonization times that these fertile lands dictate the strong agricultural feature of the region, that has been able to be maintained until our days, still visible in the several estates and manor houses of the region and the many rural testimonies, such as old wind and watermills, the levadas, fountains, bridges, among many others.
Camacha is known for its strong cultural feature, where the old traditions are still kept, as it is visible in its Handicraft.
The village is also proud of its natural heritage, with monuments such as the Mother, the Nova and the Rochão Churches or the lovely São José Chapels, or the charming Levadas of Serra do Faial and Tornos, the best way to see the Island of Madeira and its luxuriant vegetation.
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The civil parish of Santa Maria Maior was the birth place of the city of Funchal. Santa Maria Maior is rich with the history of Madeira.
Rua de Santa Maria, the oldest street on Madeira Island, is located in this civil parish.
The civil parish of Santa Maria Maior was established in 1577.
Today, Santa Maria Maior has relevant hotel units and a much diversified catering offer. In fact, you can find restaurants offering you the typical food of the region as well as those offering international gastronomy.
In addition, Santa Maria Maior has a few museums you can visit, such as the Electricity Museum. The place where formerly football was played, called Campo Almirante Reis, has been transformed in a garden and is now an arrival and departure point of Monte cable car.
An opportunity to acquire a development site within the historic area of Santa Maria Maior, rich with history and yet modern in vibe.
If there's a place to come and celebrate life, then that place is Madeira.
Madeira is a beautiful and fascinating island that makes for a wonderful holiday home retreat. The island comprises of stunning natural scenery, with massive mountains, jagged cliffs, lush forests and delightful flower gardens. The people of Madeira are welcoming and hospitable, which reflects the laid-back and generous nature of the Portuguese. The island is safe (crime is virtually non-existent), has European standards, comforts and values, while providing exceptional value for money.
Madeira is an international airport and this provides direct flights to the majority of Europe. Madeira has enticed the low cost airlines to fly to the island and this has significantly reduced the cost of flights, with very cheap tickets available if purchased well in-advance.
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