Machico, pearl of the island of Madeira.
The city of Machino, with its 11,800 inhabitants, is the fourth place in Madeira for the number of people who live there.
It is a very beautiful and characteristic town, surrounded by numerous varieties of colorful flowers, certainly an inevitable place if you visit Madeira.
It can be the right place to book your vacation on the island of Madeira, as this place is the right mix between city, sea and mountain. The city is very practical and welcoming, it is quieter than the capital of Funchal (where cruise ships are cruised and most tourists and activities are concentrated) but at the same time there is nothing missing in order to spend a nice holiday and visit the rest of the island.
The environment is very well cared for and you can stop and eat in numerous typical Mareidesi inns, you will find it among the best of the island as the restaurant O Gala, O Casco or Taverna Do Petisco.
What to see in Machico.
The Machico Beach.
Situated in the center of Machico, it is one of the few fine sandy beaches on Madeira Island, small but clean, quiet and well served by seaside Bars and Restaurants overlooking the beach.
It is possible to stay on the beach both in free and paid mode, the cost of umbrellas and sun loungers is really low compared to European standards, so you can safely take off this challenge. Nearby is also possible to book offshore excursions with specialized ships and guides.
Church of Nossa Senhora From Conceicao
This church, located in the center of Machico, dates back to 1469 and was designed by the architect and Master Mason. Outside you will find a simple style crowned with classical columns, the interior is richly decorated, and you will find in the center, at the bottom, a golden altar that will immediately draw your attention. Outside you will also find an ancient statue of Vaz Teixeira.
Forte do Nossa Senhora do Amparo
Walking around in the center of Machico you will definitely come across this beautiful fort built in 1706 and became famous because it was the last fort to capitulate heroically during the repression by England of the Independent States in 1828. L ‘entrance during rush hour is free; Inside you can find the ancient cannons and admire a beautiful view of the tide is in the center of the city.
Miradouro Francisco Alvares Nóbrega.
From this promontory located on the side of Machico you can admire a beautiful panorama of the whole city. And there’s more, from here you can also see the beautiful City of Canical to the tip of most extreme and unspoiled ‘Island, ponta do Furaro (getting here’ is a must for lovers of trekking and nature).