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Summer Golf Special

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Special Offer for Golf Wing Rooms & Suites

Enjoy free golf at the Palheiro Golf course for the duration of your stay in all Golf Wing Rooms and Suites.

Offer valid for new bookings with stay between 7th of June and 30th of September 2014 (minimum 7 nights stay)

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Special Offer for Garden Wing Rooms

2 Complimentary Green Fees per person at the Palheiro Golf course for Garden Wing Room bookings.

Offer valid for new bookings with stay between 7th of June and 31st of August 2014 (minimum 7 nights stay)

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For further information and booking requests please contact:
Phone: +351 291 790 350 | Email: reservations.casavelha@palheiroestate.com | www.casa-velha.com

XXXV Madeira Music Festival

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Programme | 2014

June, 6th – Friday
XXXV Madeira Music Festival – Organised by the Madeira Cultural Affairs Department/SRT 9.30pm – Concert by the Madeira Classical Orchestra of – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

June, 7th – Saturday
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
6pm – Concert by the Amarcord Vocal Ensemble – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre
9pm/10.15pm – 11pm/00.30am – Start of Summer Musical Show by the Madeira Light Orchestra – Entrance of Funchal’s Pier
10.30pm – Pyromusical Show by Sucessos Q.B. – Produções Artísticas, Lda. (Portugal) – Theme: “Baladas de Rock” (Rock Ballads) – outer pier of the Port of Funchal (20 minutes)

June, 8th – Sunday
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
6pm – Violin, guitar, double bass, piano and cajón flamenco concert by the Covent Garden Soloists & Chambao Soloists/Freemix Quintet – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

June, 9th – Monday
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
9.30pm – Clarinet, viola and piano concert by the Flanders Festival Trio – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

June, 10th – Tuesday
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
9.30pm – Piano Solo Recital by Louise Tend – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

June,12th – Thursday
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
9.30pm – Concert for Violin, concertmaster’s cello, viola, bass guitar, traverso flute and harpsichord by La Petite Bande – Programme: Johann Sebastian Bach- Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

June, 13th – Friday
XXV Regional Bread Fair – Largo da Restauração, by the Funchal Lions Club
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
9.30pm – Concert by the La Venexiana group and Claudio Cavina -Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

June, 14th – Saturday
XXV Regional Bread Fair – Largo da Restauração, by the Funchal Lions Club
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
5pm – Dance show by the Quorum Ballet – Programme: “Um Outro Olhar” (Another Look), “Mesa” (Table) and “Excentric Concentric” – Casa das Mudas Auditorium, Calheta
9pm/10.15pm – Start of Summer Musical Show by the Madeira Light Orchestra – Entrance of Funchal’s Pier
10.30pm – Pyromusical Show by Sirius Pyrotechnics (Canada) – Theme: “Jump” –outer pier of the Port of Funchal (20 minutes)
11pm – Serenade by the Madeiran Group of Fados de Coimbra – Largo da Restauração

June, 15th – Sunday
XXV Regional Bread Fair – Largo da Restauração, by the Funchal Lions Club
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
11am – Dance show by the Quorum Ballet – Programme: “A Cidade Verde e a Cidade Azul” (The Green City and the Blue City) – Casa das Mudas Auditorium, Calheta
5pm – Dance show by the Quorum Ballet – Programme: “Um Outro Olhar” (Another Look), “Mesa” (Table) and “Excentric Concentric” – Casa das Mudas Auditorium, Calheta

June, 16th to 22nd
Regional Arts Week: Garden Party, Gatherings of artistic disciplines, Regional Exhibition of Artistic Expression, Regional Painting Competition and ESCOLartes – Organisation: Regional Secretariat for Education and Human Resources – Regional Directorate of Education / Services Directorate of Arts Education and Multimedia – SRT Infoarte Space, Avenida Arriaga Central Walkways, Avenida Zarco, Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre, Municipal Garden Auditorium and Madeira Técnopolo

June, 21th – Saturday
9pm/10.15pm – 11pm/00.30am – Start of Summer Musical Show by the Madeira Light Orchestra – Entrance of Funchal’s Pier
10.30pm – Pyromusical Show by Pyrofel Pirotecnia, Lda. (Portugal) – Theme: “Rasgos de Luz” (Flashing Lights) – outer pier of the Port of Funchal (20 minutes)

June, 28th – Saturday
9pm/10.15pm – 11pm/00.30am – Start of Summer Musical Show by the Madeira Light Orchestra – Entrance of Funchal’s Pier
10.30pm – Pyromusical Show by Macedos Piromusical Pirotecnia, Lda. (Portugal) – Theme: “Utopia” –outer pier of the Port of Funchal (20 minutes)

Check the official website of the event: http://www.festivaldemusicadamadeira.com

Information: Madeira Tourism

IX Sixteenth Century Market

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Machico hosts the 9th edition of the 16th-century Market, an event that evokes the historical period of the discovery of the island, which has gained a prominent cultural status.

Organized by the Municipal Council of Machico and in partnership with the Elementary and Secondary Schools of Machico, this initiative takes place in Machico´s downtown at Largo da Praça, in Alameda Dr. José António de Almada, and oers a number of cultural and musical activities.

Information: Madeira Tourism

 

Atlantic Festival 2014 Edition

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The Atlantic Festival, an event that marks the beginning of the summer season in Madeira, will this year integrate a diverse set of initiatives spread throughout the month of June, most importantly the pyromusical shows; the Madeira Music Festival and the Regional Arts Week.

The pyromusical shows will be held on four consecutive Saturdays of the month of June, at 10:30pm at the pier outside the Pontinha, with wonderful and exciting performances, lasting about 20 minutes each, which combine fireworks and music in a unique experience for tourists and residents.
The four pyromusical shows will place in competition companies that will dispute a trophy attributed by public vote through internet, and tombola’s located in strategic venues of Funchal city centre (City Pier – day of the show, Dolce Vita, Marina Shopping, Madeira Tourism Board).

Information: Madeira Tourism

FLOWER FESTIVAL 2014 – 1st to 7th May

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The 2014 edition of the Madeira Flower Festival takes place between the 1st and 7th May in Funchal, with different activities involved.

Programme:

Theme: “Mother, a world of flowers for you”

May 1st to 7th
Flower Carpets – Central walkways of Avenida Arriaga and Largo do Chafariz
Flower Market depicting “Charolas“ celebration – Central walkways of Avenida Arriaga, between the Cathedral and the Regional Secretariat
for Culture, Tourism and Transports
The Kingdom of Flowers – Young women dressed in costumes depicting flowers pageant in the central walkways of Avenida Arriaga
(until May, 4th )
59th Flower Exhibition at Largo da Restauração – Organised by the Regional Secretariat for Environment and Natural Resources
“Madeira Embroidery inspired by Flowers” – Organised by the Madeira Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts Institute (IVBAM) – Central
walkway of Avenida Arriaga, in front of Loja do Cidadão
“World Flowers Photos” – Photography exhibition by Carlos Capelão – Espaço Infoarte at the Regional Secretariat for Culture, Tourism and
Transports

Thursday, 1st May
Official opening of the Flower Festival
3pm – 8pm – Performances by the Casa do Povo da Camacha Folk Group in Funchal city centre
5pm – 6pm – “Flowers and Gastronomy” Project – Themed workshop: Black scabbard fish and traditional pork in a wine and garlic marinade:
history and confection – Largo do Chafariz
Friday, May 2nd
10am – Noon – “Flowers and Gastronomy” Project – Themed workshop: Honey Cake: history and confection – Largo do Chafariz
10am – 3pm – Performances by the Monteverde Folk Group in Funchal city centre
10.30am – 2pm – Demonstrations of flower arranging by Madeira Flower Club (NAFAS) – exhibition until May 6th, from 10am to 4pm – at
Funchal’s English Church
3pm – 8pm – Performances by the Boa Nova Ethnography and Folk Group in Funchal city centre

Saturday, May 3rd
Children’s Parade and Wall of Hope Ceremony:
9am – Children gathering at Avenida Arriaga, in front of the Municipal Garden
10am – Children’s Parade – Itinerary: Avenida Arriaga, Avenida Zarco, Rua Câmara Pestana and Praça do Município
11am – Symbolic construction of the Wall of Hope at Praça do Município – Release of doves and a show for children by an entertainment
group
10am – Noon – “Flowers and Gastronomy” Project – Themed workshop: Regional Fruit and Vegetables – An orchard in the Atlantic – Largo do
Chafariz
3pm – 8pm – Performances by the Casa do Povo da Camacha Folk Group in Funchal city centre

Sunday, May 4th
10am – Noon – “Flowers and Gastronomy” Project – Carving show: decorations with floral elements – Largo do Chafariz
10am – 3pm – Folklore Performances by the Camacha Recreational and Cultural Association in Funchal city centre
4pm – Flower Festival Parade
Order and theme of the groups participating in the Float Parade
-“30 Years in Bloom” – João Egídio Rodrigues
- “The Magic Forest” – Sorrisos de Fantasia
- “Mother…Six Letters” (Mãe… Três Letras) – Isabel Borges
- “Carpet of flowers for all the mothers in the world” – Samba Caneca Furada School
- “Mother, an Orchid for you” – Geringonça Entertainment Association
- “For you, Mother…” – Fábrica de Sonhos
- “ Mother´s Tribute” – Turma do Funil
- “The Smile of Flowers” – Fura Samba Association
- “Madeira, Mother and May” – Bairro da Argentina Sports, Cultural and Recreational Association
Itinerary: Starting point at Funchal’s Harbour roundabout, Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro, Francisco Sá Carneiro roundabout, Avenida do Mar e
das Comunidades Madeirenses (south lane) to Praça da Autonomia

Monday, May 5th
10am – 3pm – Folklore Performances by the Camacha Recreational and Cultural Association in Funchal city centre
3pm – 8pm – Performances by the Boa Nova Ethnography and Folk Group in Funchal city centre

Tuesday, May 6th
2pm – 7pm – Performances by the Monteverde Folk Group in Funchal city centre

Wednesday, May 7th
11am – 4pm – Folklore Performances by the Camacha Cultural and Recreational Association Group in Funchal city centre

May, 10th and 11th
III Reid’s Palace Classic Auto Show 2014

Information: Madeira Tourism

 

madeiraultratrail

The 2014 edition of the Madeira Ultra Trail takes place between 10 and 13th April 2014 and the registration period ends on the 28th February 2014.

Another edition of the Madeira Ultra Trail competition will take place in April. This is a demanding sporting event that has been gaining more and more followers.
The 2013 edition had close to 450 athletes from a total of 18 different nationalities, who challenged the island peaks surrounded by breath taking landscapes.

On this sixth edition, the participants will, once again, attempt to complete the 116 kilometer course in the shortest possible time, running along the highest peaks of the island. Besides the main course, the MIUT includes three other individual races covering a correspondingly distance of 85, 42 and 20 kilometres.

Choose your race and register on the official event website: madeiraultratrail.com

 

Information by Madeira Tourism – www.visitmadeira.pt

festa dos compadres

The ‘Festa dos Compadres’ marks the opening of the Carnival season in Madeira, a tradition going back to more than 50 years, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Santana.”

For more information: www.cm-santana.com

Source: http://www.visitmadeira.pt

Casa Velha announces a new facility

We are delighted to offer our guests the possibility of swimming in the nearby Marine Reserve of the Lido Galomar Beach in Canico De Baixo.

This sheltered bay with its crystal clear water and unique lava finger rock has been recognized as one of the best diving and snorkelling spots in Madeira Island. During the year, there are frequent visit of a friendly monk seal, a protected species in Madeira’s Marine Reserves.

With year-round water temperatures between 18 and 25 degrees it is always swimming season under the watchful eyes of the lifeguards.

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Galomar

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English
The 2014 official calendar of events for the Madeira Island is as follows. Beware that some dates may change.

Carnival Festivities
26h February to 5th March – Entertainment in downtown Funchal
1st March– Great Allegoric Carnival Parade
4th March – Slapstick Parade

Madeira Flower Festival
1st to 7th May – Entertainment in downtown Funchal
3rd May – The Wall of Hope Ceremony
4th May – Great Allegoric Flower Parade

Madeira Island Open (PGA European Tour)
8th to 11th May

Atlantic Festival
7th, 14th, 21st and 28th June – Music and Fireworks Display

XXVII Classic Car Rally
June (date to be confirmed)

Madeira Wine Rally
31st July to 2nd August (dates to be confirmed)

Madeira Wine Festival
31st August to 7th September – Entertainment in downtown Funchal
6th September – Live Harvest in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos.

Columbus Festival – Porto Santo Island
18th to 20th September

Madeira Nature Festival
6th to 12th October

End of the Year Madeira Festivities
1st December – Beginning of the Illuminations in Downtown Funchal
8th December to 6th January, 2015- General Illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre
12th December to 6th January, 2015 – Christmas Decorations and Exhibitions in downtown Funchal
31st December – New Year’s Eve Firework Display

Português
O calendário oficial de eventos para 2014 na Ilha da Madeira é o que se segue. Atenção que podem eventualmente surgir alterações às datas.

Festas de Carnaval
26 de fevereiro a 5 de março – Animação diversa na baixa da cidade do Funchal
1 de março – Grande Cortejo Alegórico
4 de março – Cortejo Trapalhão

Festa da Flor da Madeira
1 a 7 de maio – Exposições e Animação diversa na baixa da cidade do Funchal
3 de maio – Cerimónia do Muro da Esperança
4 de maio – Grande Cortejo Alegórico

Madeira Island Open (Main Tour da PGA European Tour)
8 a 11 de maio

Festival do Atlântico - Espectáculos de Música e Fogo de Artifício
7, 14, 21 e 28 de junho

XXVIIª Volta à Madeira – Classic Rally
junho (data a designar)

Rali Vinho da Madeira
31 de julho a 2 de agosto (dias a confirmar)

Festa do Vinho da Madeira
31 de agosto a 7 de setembro – Animação diversa na baixa da cidade do Funchal
6 de setembro – Vindima ao Vivo no Estreito de Câmara de Lobos.

Festival de Colombo – Porto Santo
18 a 20 de setembro

Festival da Natureza da Madeira
6 a 12 de outubro

Festas do Fim-do-Ano
1 de dezembro – Início parcial das iluminações Decorativas no Funchal
8 de dezembro a 6 de janeiro de 2015 – Iluminação geral das iluminações Decorativas no Funchal
12 de dezembro a 6 de janeiro de 2015 – Exposições Natalícias na baixa da cidade do Funchal
31 de dezembro – Espectáculo de Fogo de Artifício

Deutsch
Die 2014 offizielle Veranstaltungskalender für die Insel Madeira ist wie folgt. Beachten Sie, dass einige Daten können sich ändern.

Karneval
vom 26. Februar bis 5. Märs– Veranstaltungen im Stadtzentrum
1. Märs– Karnevalsumzug
4. Märs –Narrenumzug

Madeira Blumenfest
von 1. bis 7. Mai – Veranstaltungen im Stadtzentrum
3. Mai – Mauer der Honung Zeremonie
4. Mai – Der große Blumenumzüge

Golfturnier Madeira Island Open (PGA European Tour)
8. bis 11. Mai

Atlantik – Festival
7., 14., 21. und 28. Juni – Musikkonzerte und Feuerwerk
27. Madeira Oldtimer Ründfahrt Rally
Juni (zeitpünkt nicht bestätigt)

Rallye Vinho da Madeira
von 31. Juli bis 2. August (zeitpünkt nicht bestätigt)

Madeira Wein Rally
vom 31.August bis 7. September – Veranstaltungen im Stadtzentrum
6. September – “Live” Weinernte in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos

Kolumbus Festival – Porto Santo
von 18. bis 20. September

Madeira Natur Fest
von 6. bis 12. Oktober

Endjahres Festlichkeiten
von 1. Dezember – Beginn der Festbeleuchtung im Stadtzentrum
von 8. Dezember bis 6. Januar, 2015- Beleuchtung des Amphitheaters von Funchal
von 12. December bis 6. Januar,2015 – Weihnachtsausstellungen im Stadtzentrum
31. Dezember – Silvesterfeuerwerk

Photos and information by Madeira Tourism – http://www.visitmadeira.pt/

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From the 8th of December to the 6th of January of 2014

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.

At this time of the year, Funchal transforms itself into a crib of real life proportions, the streets become decorated with multi-coloured flowers and lights of all sizes, forming shapes and figures allusive to the season. In the streets and squares, everyone partakes in the sound of the contagious music of the concerts, the performances of the philharmonic bands and of the folklore groups, in addition to the Christmas exhibitions, authentic living portraits of Madeirean traditions.

In Madeira, the preparations for “A Festa” (the Festivity) are lived with special enthusiasm, which is the nickname that the Madeireans have given to identify Christmas as their party par excellence. They commence at the beginning of December with the setting up of the “lapinha” (crib) and with the confection of various delicacies and pastries, namely the famous honey cake, corn bread, homemade liqueurs and the preparation of pork in wine and garlic, which is one of the most famous culinary dishes of Madeira.
Another living tradition of this season is the celebration of the 9 Childbirth Masses, which take place at dawn to announce the Birth of the Boy Jesus, accompanied by hymns sung by locals, normally in churchyards, filled with Christmas decorations and where traditional drink and food typical of the season is offered to those present. On 23rd December the traditional Market Night Party celebration is held, where the Madeireans do their last-minute Christmas shopping and where one can savour the various traditional snacks and drinks of the season.
After the Christmas commemorations the high spirits continue, in anticipation of the New Year Festivities, with the famous fireworks display, officially recognized by the  Guinness World Records, in 2006, as the largest display of fireworks in the world.

 

Programme between – 18th to 20th December

18 Dez
10am- 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folkore Groups – Funchal city centre
7pm- “Christmas at Pontinha’ – APRAM – Madeira Maritime Station
7pm- 7.50pm – Youth Choir of the DRE/Arts Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral
8pm- 8.50pm- Clarinet Ensemble of the DRE/Arts Education – north garden of the S. Lourenço’s Palace

19 Dez
10am- 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folkore Groups – Funchal city centre
7pm- 7.50pm – ChiIdren’s Choir of the DRE/Arts Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral
8pm-8.50pm – Percussion Ensemble of the DRE/Arts Education – north garden of the S. Lourenço’s Palace

20 Dez
10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folkore Groups – Funchal city centre
11am-11.50am – Bisel Consort of the DRE/Arts Education – north garden of the S. Lourenço’s Palace
6pm- 6.50pm – Youth Choir of the DRE/Arts Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral
7.30pm- 8.30pm – Performance by the Black and White Dixieland Jazz Band- north garden of the S. Lourenço’s Palace
8pm – “It’s Christmas in the Municipal Garden”, by the Geringonça Entertainment Association – until December 31” – Auditorium of the Municipal Garden

Information and photo by Turismo da Madeira