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Camellias at Quinta do Palheiro

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Now is the time to visit the Palheiro gardens and see the Camellias in full bloom.
The early Camellia Sasanqua start in October together with the famous Granthamiana from Hong Kong and finishes about now.
The Camellia Japonica, white, pink, red and striped flower from December through to end of April.  Single and double, a mass of beauty!  Also the huge pink and red blooms of the Camellia reticulata are showing.
From the gate house entrance along the drive, at the bottom of the main garden and in the Ribeira do Inferno you will see masses of plants; the walk continues to the Chapel, surrounded by more Camellias and then towards the huge Araucarias by Casa Velha hotel. Yes, they are everywhere.
You may notice there has been much pruning work going on in the Camellia Avenue, also along the west side of the main garden and along the drive (remnants of the fire in July 2012).
You will also see to the south of the entrance gate an extensive replanting program underway, using mainly Madeira indigenous and endemic species.
The Gardens are open every day between 09.00 – 17.30
Bus from Funchal that stops by the entrance gate, number 36A and 37.

Christina Blandy Feb 2015

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Whisk away your special someone for a romantic getaway with our special Valentine’s day package. Enjoy one night’s accommodation in the best double room available with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, personalised massages at Palheiro Spa and free access to Palheiro Gardens.

Saint Valentine´s Package

  • 1 night accommodation in best double room available upon arrival, including breakfast
  • Bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival
  • 1 Personalised massage (30 min) at Palheiro Spa
  • Free access to Palheiro Spa wet areas
  • Free access to Palheiro Gardens

From 13th to 16th Feb. 2015
80,00 € per person in double room

For more information go to our website: http://bit.ly/1CU8fQ4

2nd stage of the Transquadra Regatta

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Quinta do Lorde Marina will host the offial start of the 2nd stage of the Transquadra regatta towards the port of Le Marin (Martinique), a course with a total of 2,700 nautical miles.

Already on its 8th edition, the Transquadra regatta, one of the most emblematic Transoceanic races on the sailing competition panorama, totalled a participation of 100 boats.

For more information check the official website: http://www.transquadra.com/

 

Madeira Island Open 2015

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EN: The Santo da Serra golf course is the main venue for the 2015 edition of the Madeira Island Open Golf championship, part of the Main PGA European Tour, an event which will be held between the 19th to 22nd March.

The Madeira Island Open Golf championship is an event on the European tour that brings together sport’s best players who, hole by hole, fight it out for victory. According to the rules, the last two days of each tournament are played only by the 70 best contestants from the first two days.
Santo da Serra Golf Club rates as one of the most spectacular courses in Europe, with staggering views from the mountains to the sea below.

DE: Der Golfplatz Santo da Serra ist der Schauplatz für eine weitere Ausgabe des Golfturniers Madeira Island Open 2015, mit einer Probe die in der Main Tour der PGA European Tour vom 19. bis zum 22. Märs integriert ist.

Der Madeira Island Open Golf gehört in den europäischen Golfkalender und versammelt alljährlich die besten Sportler zum Kampf um den Sieg. Laut Verordnung werden an den letzen zwei Tagen jeder Probe nur siebzig der Teilnehmer zugelassen, die aus den vergangenen zwei Turniertagen als beste Spieler hervorgegangen sind.
Der Golfklub Santo da Serra gehört zu den spektakulärsten Golfplätzen Europas, mit unglaublichen Ausblicken auf die Berge und das Meer.

FR: Le terrain de golf de Santo da Serra est la scène d’une nouvelle édition du Madeira Island Open de Golf 2015, une épreuve intégrée dans le Main Tour da PGA European Tour, qui se tiendra du 19 au 22 mars.

Le Madeira Island Open Golf est une épreuve du calendrier européen qui réunit tous les ans les meilleurs joueurs de la modalité qui, trou après trou se disputent la victoire. En termes réglementaires, les deux derniers jours de chaque épreuve ne sont disputés que par les meilleurs soixante-dix joueurs sélectionnés au cours des deux premiers jours du tournoi.
Le Club de Golf Santo da Serra est considéré comme l’un des plus extraordinaires terrains de golf d’Europe, avec des vues incroyables sur les montagnes et la mer.
Info: Maderia Tourism

Carnival Festivities 2015

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EN: The Carnival, or Mardi Gras, celebrations in Madeira take place on Saturday with a fabulous parade of floats and remains an essentially folk festival.

Groups with thousands of participants flood the main streets of Funchal with music and contagious enjoyment. This is a week of healthy madness that invades the hotels, bars and clubs, turning them into permanent parties.

In an atmosphere of effusive revelry there are surprising examples of creativity and imagination and there is no shortage of daring caricatures in the Cortejo Trapalhão costume parade on Shrove Tuesday.

11th to 18th February – Entertainment in downtown Funchal
14th February– Great Allegoric Carnival Parade
17th February – Slapstick Parade

DE: Die Faschingsfeste von Madeira finden ihren Ausdruck im Großen Allegorischen Festzug, der am Faschingssamstag stattfindet. Sie versuchen, deren populäre Wurzeln intakt zu halten.

Dabei nehmen verschiedene Gruppen mit Tausenden von Figuranten teil, die die Haupstraßen Funchals mit Musik und ansteckender Freude überschwemmen.

Es ist eine Woche des “Verrücktseins” gesunder Umzüge, die in die Hotels, in die Bars und Diskotheken eindringt und sie in Orte fortwährender Animation verwandelt.

In einer Atmosphäre der überschwenglichen Freude wimmelt es von überraschenden Initiativen bezüglich Kreativität und Vorstellungskraft, deren kühne Karikatur beim Marsch des Tölpelfestzugs am Faschingsdienstag repräsentiert wird.

vom 11. bis 18. Februar– Veranstaltungen im Stadtzentrum
14. Februar– Karnevalsumzug
17. Februar – Narrenumzug

FR: Les festivités du Carnaval de Madère revendiquent leurs origines fortement ancrées dans la tradition populaire. La manifestation la plus spectaculaire est le Grand Cortège Allégorique du samedi.

Plusieurs groupes participent au défilé et des milliers de figurants inondent les rues de Funchal de musique et d’allégresse.C’est une semaine de folie salutaire qui envahit les hôtels, les bars et les discothèques, qui deviennent alors des lieux d’animation continue.
Dans cette atmosphère de joie bruyante, les manifestations débordantes de créativité et d’imagination se multiplient, la plus étonnante étant le cortège Trapalhão qui se déroule dans l’après-midi du Mardi Gras.
11 au 18 février – Animation dans le centre-ville
14 février – Grand Cortège Allégorique
17 février – Cortège Brouillon
Info/Photo: Madeira Tourism

Eventos Especiais no Restaurante Clubhouse

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Celebre as suas festas conosco. Junte os seus amigos, familiares, a sua empresa e venha deliciar-se ao nosso Restaurante, com esplanada e a melhor vista panorâmica sobre o Funchal.  Estamos à vossa disposição para proporcionar-lhe um ambiente mágico.

Desde €25,50 por pessoa

Consulte os Menus dos Eventos Especiais no Restaurante Club House Palheiro Golfe aqui.

Deixe-nos fazer parte do seu Natal! Aguardamos por si. Obrigado.

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Free Wifi on all rooms at Casa Velha

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We are proud to announce that the Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro has recently installed broadband internet wifi service for all rooms & suites as well as the main building, pool, tea house, tearrace & spa areas. The use of these service is complimentary for all guests and visitors to the hotel.

 

The Essence of Wine – Madeira 2014

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In 2012, the “main wine experience in Portugal” debuted on Madeiran soil. The success of the initiative dictated the annual scheduling of the event in the Region, where the third edition will be taking place later this month.

“The Essence of Wine – Madeira” brings together dozens of Portuguese producers, as well as the most emblematic wine producing houses on the island.
In addition to the free tasting, visitors will have the opportunity to take part in themed wine tasting sessions and show cooking’s in the presence of renowned experts. More than 1000 wines to taste of around 100 national and international producers, 30% of which will be present for the first time.

Tickets:
1 Day – €10 per person
3 Days – €25 per person

More information: http://www.essenciadovinhomadeira.com/

Photo: mercadopuro.blogspot.com

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Relais & Chateaux, Casa Velha do Palheiro invites you to join us on a gastronomic journey. On the 24th and 25th of October Casa Velha do Palheiro will be hosting its annual Gastronomic weekend.  The guest chef this year will be Vincent Farges who is the Executive chef at Fortaleza do Guincho situated in Cascais.

After completing his education in France, Vincent worked in some of the best French restaurants to join the select team Buerehiesel with Chef Antoine Westermann, who would later inaugurate the Fortaleza do Guincho in 1998. In Morocco, where he remained for four years, he opened and was responsible for the restaurant La Bavaroise (Casablanca). In Greece, where he later settled, he inaugurated the Hotel Grande Bretagne (Athens) and was also responsible for several luxury kitchen chains. Apart from participating in various cultural events of national and international prestige, guest judging various gastronomic cuisine contests and developing initiatives with world-renowned Chefs at Fortaleza do Guincho, Chef Vincent is the creator of the highly acclaimed “Citrus Symphony”, a one season menu made ​​exclusively from dozens of different citrus fruits, from starters to dessert, which already has two highly successful editions in 2012 and 2013.

In 2010 Vincent Farges was recognized as Chef of the Year, both by the prestigious Guide Boa Cama Boa Mesa and the newspaper Expresso.

Joining him will be the head chefs at Casa Velha do Palheiro – Madeira born Chef Francisco Quintal and French Chef Eric Weidmann – who will be using their vast experience of Casa Velha haute cuisine whilst showcasing all the gastronomic delights the region has to offer. Especially chosen Portuguese and Madeira wines from the Blandy Wine vaults will complement this Autumnal menu.
Visitors to Madeira and Casa Velha do Palheiro are invited to make reservations for dinner at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

Price will be €80 euros per person including all wines.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Cátia Afonso, please call the Casa Velha Reception at  +351 – 291 790 350 or email reservations.casavelha@palheiroestate.com

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Gastronomic Weekend Package at Casa Velha do Palheiro:

  • 3 Nights in Double Garden Wing Room with upgrade to Superior Golf Wing Room (depending on availability on arrival)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Welcome gift upon arrival
  • Gastronomic dinner at Casa Velha dining room
  • Free entrance to Palheiro Gardens
  • Free access to Palheiro Spa wet areas

From 23rd to 28th October 2014   –   € 400,00 per person in double room

For bookings and further information please contact:
Cátia Afonso 
at Casa Velha do Palheiro
T. +351 291 790 350   |   F. +351 291 794 925
catia.afonso@palheiroestate.com   |   www.palheiroestate.com

 

 

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Madeira is on the Top10 of the RadioTimes list for best fishing destinations in the world. The list was suggested by the expert angler Rae Borras, the presenter of BT Sport’s new fishing show.

“8. Madeira

For many anglers the giant blue marlin, which can grow to weights in excess of 1,000lbs, is the ultimate piscine catch. The island of Madeira, sitting 360 miles off the west coast of Africa is a magnet for these giant ocean predators and a world record fish is always a possibility. Just a few hours flying from the UK, Madeira is a great tourist destination as well as an angler’s paradise. You had better make sure you are fit, as the longest recorded fight with a marlin was over 30 hours (and it got away!).”

Read the full article here: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-09-04/10-best-fishing-destinations-in-the-world

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