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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

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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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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

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Palheiro Golf, Ilha da Madeira – no Top 200 Campos de Golfe Europeus – Revista Golf World.
O Palheiro Golf, na Madeira, foi incluído na nova lista de TOP 200 campos europeus da Golf World.

Revista líder da modalidade, o Golf World publicou recentemente a sua lista “top 200 na Europa” e oPalheiro Golf é um dos campos portugueses em destaque .

” Esta homenagem é especialmente gratificante, pois este ano comemoramos nosso 20 º aniversário e é o culminar do enorme trabalho que tem sido feito no campo ultimamente. Temos, agora, vista para o mar em todos os buracos do campo de golfe o que, a uma altitude de 500 metros, é raríssimo. O arquitecto de golfe Cabel Robinson fez um trabalho fantástico com este local maravilhoso, fazendopleno uso da sua envolvente única, implantado dentro do Palheiro Estate, uma herdade com 210 anos de história”, disse Jonathan Fletcher presidente do Palheiro Golf.
Actualmente o campo é visualmente ainda mais deslumbrante com as novas panorâmicas do mar, a vista para a montanha e as árvores centenárias dos Jardins do Palheiro.

O “200 Top campos de golfe no continente europeu” resulta de escolhas e classificações dadas por jornalistas especializados em golfe, sendo um ranking conferido de dois em dois anos, pela revista Golf World.

Palheiro Golf, Madeira Island – in Golf World´s TOP 200 European Courses.

Palheiro Golf in Madeira has been ranked in the new Golf World´s TOP 200 European Courses list.

Leading golf magazine, Golf World, has recently published its ‘top 200 in Europe’ list – and Palheiro Golf is one of the Portuguese courses featured.
‘This honour is especially rewarding as this year we celebrate our 20th anniversary and is the culmination of much hard work on the course recently.  We now have sea views on every hole of the golf course which at an altitude of 500 meters is very unusual.   Golf architect Cabel Robinson did a fantastic job with this wonderful site and has made full use of the historic setting within the 210 year old Palheiro Estate’, said Jonathan Fletcher Chairman of Palheiro Golf.

The course is now even more visually stunning with the new sea views, the mountain views and  the centennial trees of Palheiro Gardens.

The “TOP 200 Golf Courses in Continental Europe” results of choices and ratings given by golf specialist journalists, being a rank conferred every two years by Golf World magazine.

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further press information please contact:

Jonathan Fletcher
Palheiro Golf
Rua do Balancal, nº 29
9060-414 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
T. +351 291 790 120
F. +351 291 792 456
jonathan.fletcher@palheiroestate.com
www.palheiroestate.com

Casa Velha Celebrates 210 Years

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Next year, the Casa Velha do Palheiro in Madeira will celebrate 210 years of history! For this unique occasion, Palheiro Estate has created an anniversary package as well as some special offers and events to make the stays for its guests even more memorable.

We will be announcing more special events scheduled for our 210th anniversary soon, until then, please stay tuned to our website and social media for more news.

Madeira Hotel – Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro – Luxury Spa & Golf Resort  http://www.casa-velha.com/en.html

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•    7 Nights in double – garden wing room with upgrade to superior – golf wing room (depending on availability on arrival.)
•    Return airport transfers
•    Choose between 18 holes green fee at Palheiro Golf or personalized body massage at Palheiro Spa.
•    1 Five-course menu degustation dinner at our culinary recognized restaurant created by Chef Eric Weidmann and Francisco Quintal (drinks for the meal included).
•    Free entrance to Palheiro Gardens – Awarded the Relais & Chateaux best garden in 2007, and honoured with “The Garden Trophy.”
•    Free Access to the Palheiro Spa wet areas.
•    A memory from Madeira – The book “The Blandy story”.

Prices from: 655 Euros per person in double room

Book Now  reservations.casavelha@palheiroestate.com

Packages are also available for single use as well as with upgrade to suites, unlimited golf, spa and with additional services.

Madeira Island Hotel – Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro

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We would like to congratulate David and Christina Whippen on their recent marriage at Casa Velha do Palheiro. The happy couple and their guests who travelled from as far away as San Francisco for the special occasion, had the following to say:

‘We were so very fortunate to have our wedding this summer at Casa Velha, and we could not imagine a more unique venue. Madeira is such an incredible backdrop, that all our guests fell in love with it immediately. Casa Velha, with its unbelievably beautiful setting and gardens left everyone speechless, and the chapel would be any bride’s dream. Our reception in amongst the gardens and tea house was idyllic to say the least. The staff, food, and attention to detail made our wedding all that we had hoped and dreamed it would be. Thank you so much to everyone at Casa Velha for a day we will never forget.’

David and Christina Whippen

Events October & November 2013 – Madeira

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Events October and November 2013 Madeira Island

Every year in October, Machico holds the Feast of the Lord of Miracles. However, other interesting events also take place during this month.

III Madeira Nature Festival
til 6th October
More information at: www.visitmadeira.pt

Festival of Our Lord of Miracles – Machico
8th and 9th October

More information at www.cm-machico.pt

IV Madeira Organ Festival – Funchal
18th to 28th October
More information at: http://www.festivaisculturaisdamadeira.com

Chestnut Festival  – Curral das Freiras
November, 3rd

16th International Open Bridge – Funchal
4th to 10th November
Further information at: http://www.bridge-madeira.com