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Archive for November, 2012

Willkommen auf der Insel Madeira und in den

Palheiro Gärten

Die Gärten von der “Quinta do Palheiro” sind nicht nur für die Vielfalt der Pflanzen, die dort wachsen, sondern auch für die Schönheit ihrer Lage in den Hügeln östlich von Funchal, der Hauptstadt von Madeira, berühmt.

Madeira ist seit langem als die “Blumen-Insel” bekannt und es scheint, dass fast alles auf dem fruchtbaren Boden wächst.
In Funchal haben viele tropische Pflanzen ein Zuhause gefunden und der Besucher kann Hibiscus und Bougainvillea fast das ganze Jahr über in Blüte sehen und je nach Saison auch Jacaranda, Spathodeas (Afrikanischer Tulpenbaum), Korallenbäume und Bauhinias (Orchideenbäume).
Die Palheiro Gärten liegen etwa 500 Meter über dem Meeresspiegel. Der ursprüngliche Besitzer, der Graf von Carvalhal, pflanzte viele Bäume auf dem Grundstück und legte den Grundstein für die Kamelien Sammlung; einige seiner frühen Pflanzungen können auch noch heute bewundert werden.

Rare Endemic pigeons nesting at Palheiro Estate. Palheiro Gardens – Madeira islands “Quinta do Palheiro

The Hollow – theater play


The Hollow, play by Agatha Christie in english to be shown at Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias
Exciting!! 12 actors on stage.

8th to 11th of november

Madeira’s Amateur Dramatic Society (MADS) is back on stage with a new play, at Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre: The Hollow, a classic by Agatha Christie.
This mystery is enwrapped in great strain and suspense and will be on scene bwtween the the 8th and the 11th of november.

The story beggins with a murder at the house of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell, which will become the core of the whole plot, where the police investigation lead by inspector Colquhoun will agitate the story and the characters, in the persuit of the real murderer.

The cast comprises both British and local actors, living in Madeira, and The Hollow is fully presented in English and this way perfoming the entire authenticity of a play which has contributed to evidence and confirm Agatha Christie as an author.

Don’t miss this chance of living a great tale of a great writer!

M.AD.S. presents (in English)
“THE HOLLOW”
A murder mystery play by Agatha Christie
Directed by Stephen Adams
TEATRO MUNICIPAL BALTAZAR DIAS
NOVEMBER 2012

Thursday 8th at 9 p.m (21:00)
Friday 9th at 9 p.m. (21:00)
Saturday 10th at 4 p.m & 9 p.m. (16:00 & 21:00)
Sunday 11th at 6 p.m. (18:00)

December is a month full of traditions and celebrations in Madeira. There are many celebrations and events taking place in Madeira during Christmas season.

From the 8th of December to the 6th of January of 2013

The arrival of the decorative lights in the streets of the city centre of Funchal, during the month of December, marks the beginning of the Christmas and New Year festivities.
These commemorations consist of a rich and extensive programme of cultural, religious, ethnographic and artistic manifestations that takes place throughout the entire month of December and ends with the celebration of Twelfth Night.

December 8th to January 6th – Christmas and New-Year Festivities
December commemorates the Christmas season arrival of commonly known as “A Festa”, a particular festive season which is lived intensely with a special feeling by the people of Madeira.
In Madeira, Christmas and New Year celebrations offer a program filled with a variety of religious, ethnographic and artistic events that that last until January 6th. Funchal’s downtown area is therefore overflowed with music, colour and light.
The beginning of the Christmas and New Year program is therefore an event that brings both locals and visitors together, which culminates with the spectacular New Year’s fireworks display at the amphitheatre of the Funchal bay, an event which has been officially recognized by the Guinness book of Records in 2006 as the largest firework display in the world.

Some of the highlights of this program are:
1st December – Beginning of the Illuminations in Downtown Funchal
8 th December to 6th January, 2013- General Illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre
14th December to 6th January 2013 – Christmas Decorations and Exhibitions in downtown Funchal
31st December – New Year’s Eve Firework Display

For further information regarding Christmas and New Year celebrations program consult Madeira Tourism Board Official Website: http://www.visitmadeira.pt/

VI Exhibition of “Traditional Madeira Delicacies” at Boaventura ( date to be confirmed)
This is an event organized by the Casa do Povo of Boaventura located at the parish of Fajã do Penedo, in S. Vicente county, which aims to disclose and promote Madeira typical Christmas gastronomic delicacies such as: liqueurs, corn bread and cakes, and many  others.
Also, there will be lots of musical entertainment with the participation of several folk groups.
More information on: http://www.casadopovoboaventura.com/

28th – 54th Tour of the City of Funchal – Athletics
The Tour of the City of Funchal an event promoted by Madeira Athletics Association and considered one of the oldest of its kind, in Portugal and Europe, is a competition that has attracted several national and international athletes to the island, bringing lots of adrenaline to the downtown area of the island capital.
For further information: http://www.atletismomadeira.pt/

Special New Year Package

Accommodation in a Standard room, including breakfast
Special welcome gift upon arrival
Upgrade to a Superior room (subject to availability upon arrival)
Special New Years Eve dinner on 31st December
Free transportation to Clubhouse for the Fireworks display
Free participation in hotel Christmas activities programme
1 Afternoon Tea per person at Casa Velha do Palheiro
1 Spa Treatment per person at Palheiro Spa (30min.)
Free access to Palheiro Gardens
Free access to wet areas at Palheiro Spa

4 nights package – € 670,00 per person in double room
7 nights package – € 980,00 per person in double room
As from 26th December 2012

Book your Christmas & New Year holiday now at Casa Velha do Palheiro Madeira island
Seasonal Offers – Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro


Special Christmas Package

Accommodation in a Standard room, including breakfast
Special welcome gift upon arrival
Upgrade to a Superior room (subject to availability upon arrival)
Special Christmas dinner on 24th December
Free participation in hotel Christmas activities programme
1 Afternoon Tea per person at Casa Velha do Palheiro
1 Spa Treatment per person at Palheiro Spa (30min.)
Free access to Palheiro Gardens
Free access to wet areas at Palheiro Spa

4 nights package – € 470,00 per person in double room
7 nights package – € 700,00 per person in double room
Valid until 26th December 2012

Book your Christmas & New Year holiday now at Casa Velha do Palheiro Madeira island