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Ofertas Especiais e programa de 20º Aniversário do Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro

Estimado portador de Cartão Fidelidade,

Aos 20 anos de operação enquanto unidade hoteleira, a Casa Velha do Palheiro celebrará com várias ofertas especiais e eventos.

Já em Abril, as celebrações arrancam com uma competição para fotógrafos profissionais locais, que competirão entre si para obter as melhores imagens de diferentes zonas do Palheiro Estate herdade que tem já 213 anos.

A 16 de Julho de 2017 a Casa Velha do Palheiro realiza um torneio de golf para jogadores internacionais e locais, no campo do Palheiro Golf, incluído recentemente na lista dos 100 melhores resorts europeus da revista Golf World.

O Palheiro Spa participa nas festividades com uma oferta única.

Como primeiro spa que introduziu o Caci Ultra lifting facial não-cirúrgico na ilha da Madeira, nós gostaríamos de lhe oferecer um tratamento de rosto Caci Ultra Anti-Envelhecimento gratuito. Este tratamento de rosto é a melhor defesa não-invasiva contra os sinais do envelhecimento. Ele incorpora o Caci lifting facial não-cirúrgico com o Caci Ultra Profundo Tratamento de Rugas, criando um efeito rejuvenescido para músculos faciais cansados, e devolvendo volume à pele para uma aparência mais jovem.

Para marcações é favor contactar spa@palheiroestate.com ou +351 291 790 352.

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Gostaríamos também de lhe lembrar todos os benefícios de que usufrui, dentro do Palheiro Estate, por ser portador do Cartão Fidelidade:

Casa Velha do Palheiro
• 30% desconto na utilização do campo de ténis
• 20% desconto no preço de balcão (sujeito a disponibilidade)
• 10% desconto em comidas e bebidas disponíveis no restaurant da Casa Velha e na Casa de Chá.

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Palheiro Spa
• 50% desconto no preço do passe diário do Spa
• 10% desconto em todos os tratamentos (except pacotes de tratamento)
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Palheiro Gardens
• 20% de desconto no preço de entrada

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Florialis – Madeira Orchids
• 15% desconto em flores de corte

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Palheiro Golf
• 30% desconto no greenfee de balcão
• 15% desconto no armazenamento de tacos
• 10% desconto nas comidas e bebidas do Restaurante Clubhouse
• 10% desconto na Loja de Golfe (5% com cartão de crédito)
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M.Y Balancal – Madeira island • Big Game Fishing • Whale & Dolphin Watching
• 20% desconto no preço de balcão
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Palheiro Rentals
• 10% desconto no preço de balcão
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Caso não seja portador do cartão de fidelidade, poderá adquirir gratuitamente o seu cartão, enviando um email para geral@palheiroestate.com com o seu nome completo, email e contacto telefónico.

Para conhecer todas as vantagens associadas com o cartão de Fidelidade do Palheiro Estate, poderá consultar a seguinte ligação: Palheiro Estate Loyalty Card  http://bit.ly/2o6yRfI

Esperamos ter o prazer de celebrar consigo esta ocasião especial. Para mais informações é favor contactar: celeste.ringertz@palheiroestate.com.

Cordiais cumprimentos,

Celeste Monteiro Ringertz,

Directora Geral da Casa Velha do Palheiro

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Flower Festival Madeira 2017

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Flower Festival Madeira 2017 – May 4th to 21st

Floral species originating in many parts of the world bloom in Madeira, as the island meets specific climatic conditions that allow species from both tropical and cold regions to flourish.

The Flower Festival is a tribute to spring, and the celebration of metamorphosis and rebirth, fertility and the abundance of the flowers that colour, perfume and inebriate the surrounding environment and that give value and take the good name of this tourist destination across borders. Find out more about what to expect from the Madeira Flower Festival:

Saturday
On Saturday morning the Children’s Parade takes place, in which hundreds of children, dressed for the occasion, parade to Praça do Município to build a beautiful flower mural symbolically named “Wall of Hope”.
This initiative, which has been held for over three decades, combines childhood innocence and the delicacy of flowers in a ceremony calling for peace in the world. Each child takes a flower and the ceremony usually culminates with a release of doves and a children’s show.

Friday to Sunday
On Sunday afternoon, the streets of Funchal city centre are once again filled with music, colour and soft aromas, with the sumptuous float parade, which harmoniously combines numerous floral species with blooming decorations full of creativity. The Flower Festival Float Parade, held since 1979, is one of the most striking and eagerly anticipated events of the entire festival, for tourists and residents alike. This event is known for the magnificence and splendour of the floats and costumes of the hundreds of participants, mostly children, richly adorned with numerous, varied and magnificent floral species, parading along a planned route to the sound of festive musical themes and performing both simple and elaborate choreographies.The Flower Festival is also a cultural event. Tradition is particularly associated with the event, whether through the performances of folk groups, or through the construction of the beautiful floral carpets. At the same time, homage is paid to flowers at the magnificent Flower Exhibition and the city is animated with music concerts and variety shows.
Other initiatives that are included on the schedule:

Flower Market
The flower market contributes to raise public awareness to the countless ornamental and floral species on the island. Visitors and locals can buy them in a picturesque setting.

Flower Exhibition and Workshops

The Flower Exhibition is held in the centre of Funchal, at Praça do Povo. This exhibition is an extension of the exhibit held at the former Ateneu Comercial of Funchal. This unique flower display shows the finest flowers grown with much care and devotion, all around Madeira. The flowers in display are judged under various categories and the best are awarded prizes by a panel of experts.

In addition the Praça do Povo will also be the centre stage of several workshops and crafts exhibits.

Flower Carpets and Decorations
The abundance of Madeiran flora has greatly contributed to the establishing of this art form. This traditional creation of flower carpets thrives a little bit throughout the island and had its origins in the decoration of religious processions. Due to its undeniable beauty and detail, for the past several years, the flower carpets have been reproduced on the streets for the Flower Festival, establishing alongside the floral sculptures, a major contribution to the magnificence of the city’s decorations, as their careful construction is shared and admired by visiting tourists. These wonderful pieces of floral art are displayed in the central walkways of Avenida Arriaga.MadeiraAuto Parade
The “Madeira Auto Parade” is an exclusive event that integrates for the first time the Flower Festival festivities. Organized by the Association “The Classic Motor Exhibition” – ACME and the Clube Carocha da Madeira, this enterprise intends to join both the glamour of classic vehicles and motorcycles, alongside with the flowers of Madeira, incorporating one of the largest exhibitions, and national restoration and elegance contests, an opportunity to admire some of the best vehicles and auto parts, which will be on display at Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro.
The vehicles registered in this parade, will circulate in pairs, an exhibition that will promote moments of pure entertainment, colour and beauty promoted by various musical bands and extras, dressed in costumes inspired by the flowers of Madeira.

Information by http://bit.ly/1Fe2FcC

Desde Madeira con Amor

Madeira, una pequeña isla montañosa en la costa oeste de África, tiene un encanto que es difícil de describir. Combina el charm de una pequeña ciudad Portuguesa con la extraña geografía de un mundo de fantasía, donde típicas casas de techos de teja se cubren por neblina que desciende de las frondosas montañas.

En la cima de Madeira, sobrevolando la ciudad de Funchal y con vistas espectaculares a la bahía y al agitado mar Atlántico, se encuentra Casa Velha do Palheiro.

By Deby Beard More information http://bit.ly/2p1qUbU

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The Casa Velha do Palheiro in Madeira celebrates 20 years of operation as a hotel this year with a series of special offers and related events. Celebrations start in April with a competition within the Estate for professional local Photographers competing against each other to make the best images of different areas of the 213 year old Estate. Loyal repeating guests who have visited from 10 – 20 times will bene t from discounts from 30% up to 70%. On the 16th July Casa Velha do Palheiro will host a golf tournament for international and local players at Palheiro Golf, which featured recently in Golf World’s TOP 100 European Resorts. Other attractions include 20% discount on all anniversary celebrations at the Casa Velha do Palheiro dining room.

Madeira Carnival Festivities 2017

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Madeira Carnival Festivities 2017 – February 22nd to March 1st
Entertainment in downtown Funchal – 22nd February to 1st March
Great Allegoric Carnival – 25th February
Parade Slapstick Parade – 28th February

Madeira Carnival festivities offer a variety of activities you can choose from, with the option to enjoy them as a simple spectator or as an active participant.
In Madeira, the Carnival season is experienced in a constant festive atmosphere, both with official initiatives and those of a more spontaneous character, deep-rooted in Madeiran tradition, with joy and cheerfulness prevailing in the streets, establishments and private homes. Find out more about what to expect from Madeira Carnival festivitiesl:

Saturday
On Saturday night, the colourful and vibrant float parade takes thousands of visitors and residents to the Center of Funchal. This is the main attraction of Madeira Carnival. Over a thousand revellers participate dressed in eye-catching costumes in addition to a dozen exquisitely decorated floats.
The parade is opened with music: the colourful joy and the rhythm of the costumed troupes are contagious. They parade enthusiastically to the sound of selected songs that were choreographed and rehearsed throughout the year, overflowing the public with their joy.

Tuesday
The “Trapalhão” Parade (slapstick parade), held on Shrove Tuesday, represents the spontaneous parade that originally occurred on Rua da Carreira. Participation is open to all, both national and foreign citizens, either independently or as a group. The participants’ creativity knows no boundaries and spans from social and political satire, to traditional themes, or simple character disguise. Whether you watch or participate in this parade, you will undoubtedly be able to share moments of good humour and interact with the public.

Other initiatives that are included on the festivities:

Compadres Feast
The Carnival celebrations begin with “Festa dos Compadres” (Compadres Feast), which takes place in Santana. The nature of this traditional festivity is part of passage from winter to spring ritual and the renewal of the local community.
The action unfolds in a clear antagonism between male and female local residents, well represented through the satirical male and female dolls made by the participants. The feast focuses on the judgement of the “compadre” and the judgement of the “comadre”, during which social criticism is done towards the events and activities of individuals and community institutions that took place over the year.
In the end, both the “compadre” and the “comadre” are burned as punishment. This way, the community feels renewed and social tensions are relieved, prepared to begin a new cycle in spring.

Street Entertainment
On Wednesday, before Shrove Tuesday, downtown Funchal, in particular the central walkway at Avenida Arriaga, is captivated by the magic of Carnival, which becomes the center of numerous street entertainment events, including carnival music, performances and countless events that contribute to rousing the spirit of revelry in tourists and locals.

Carnival “Robberies”
This is a tradition among Madeira natives, the so-called “robberies”, which occur during the period preceding Carnival. These were carried out by disguised groups, who entered into the houses of friends and acquaintances in order to “rob” their season delicacies: the traditional “sonhos” and “malassadas”. These incursions always ended with a private indoor party.
Although this type of gathering still happens, is losing some strength and is being replaced by “arranged robberies”. These are scheduled in advance and now it is the robbers who take the delicacies to the party.

Theme Parties
Nightlife hangout spots also offers various themed nights, during the period preceding Carnival, such as “Hippies Night” and “Travesties Night”, inviting their clients to enjoy themselves disguising with a theme mask.

Children’s Carnival
During this period, children and their parents engage in making masks to take to school. On Friday morning, prior to Carnival, about a thousand young revellers from various schools and kindergartens of Funchal, all in disguise, parade through the city center (Avenida Arriaga), in an atmosphere of Carnival liveliness.

Solidarity Carnival
On Friday afternoon, previous to Carnival, the city center is once again the stage of another highly original and creative entertainment initiative: with contagious energy, hundreds of revellers from “Associação de Desenvolvimento Comunitário do Funchal” parade along Avenida Arriaga towards the Municipal Garden, where a show takes place.

More info http://www.visitmadeira.pt/
Photo Miguel Moniz Report https://www.facebook.com/Miguel-Moniz-Report-300670533395204/?fref=ts

 

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Exhibits and Entertainment in downtown Funchal 4th to 21st

May The Wall of Hope Ceremony
6th May Great Allegoric Flower Parade
7th May Madeira Auto Parade – Historical Classic Car Parade
14th May Concerts “The Sound Flowers” 21st May

Floral species originating in many parts of the world bloom in Madeira, as the island meets specific climatic conditions that allow species from both tropical and cold regions to flourish.
The Flower Festival is a tribute to spring, and the celebration of metamorphosis and rebirth, fertility and the abundance of the flowers that colour, perfume and inebriate the surrounding environment and that give value and take the good name of this tourist destination across borders. Find out more about what to expect from the Madeira Flower Festival:
Saturday
On Saturday morning the Children’s Parade takes place, in which hundreds of children, dressed for the occasion, parade to Praça do Município to build a beautiful flower mural symbolically named “Wall of Hope”.
This initiative, which has been held for over three decades, combines childhood innocence and the delicacy of flowers in a ceremony calling for peace in the world. Each child takes a flower and the ceremony usually culminates with a release of doves and a children’s show.
Friday to Sunday
On Sunday afternoon, the streets of Funchal city centre are once again filled with music, colour and soft aromas, with the sumptuous float parade, which harmoniously combines numerous floral species with blooming decorations full of creativity. The Flower Festival Float Parade, held since 1979, is one of the most striking and eagerly anticipated events of the entire festival, for tourists and residents alike. This event is known for the magnificence and splendour of the floats and costumes of the hundreds of participants, mostly children, richly adorned with numerous, varied and magnificent floral species, parading along a planned route to the sound of festive musical themes and performing both simple and elaborate choreographies.The Flower Festival is also a cultural event. Tradition is particularly associated with the event, whether through the performances of folk groups, or through the construction of the beautiful floral carpets. At the same time, homage is paid to flowers at the magnificent Flower Exhibition and the city is animated with music concerts and variety shows.

Other initiatives that are included on the schedule:

Flower Market
The flower market contributes to raise public awareness to the countless ornamental and floral species on the island. Visitors and locals can buy them in a picturesque setting.

Flower Exhibition and Workshops
The Flower Exhibition is held in the centre of Funchal, at Praça do Povo. This exhibition is an extension of the exhibit held at the former Ateneu Comercial of Funchal. This unique flower display shows the finest flowers grown with much care and devotion, all around Madeira. The flowers in display are judged under various categories and the best are awarded prizes by a panel of experts.

In addition the Praça do Povo will also be the centre stage of several workshops and crafts exhibits.

Flower Carpets and Decorations
The abundance of Madeiran flora has greatly contributed to the establishing of this art form. This traditional creation of flower carpets thrives a little bit throughout the island and had its origins in the decoration of religious processions. Due to its undeniable beauty and detail, for the past several years, the flower carpets have been reproduced on the streets for the Flower Festival, establishing alongside the floral sculptures, a major contribution to the magnificence of the city’s decorations, as their careful construction is shared and admired by visiting tourists. These wonderful pieces of floral art are displayed in the central walkways of Avenida Arriaga.Madeira Auto Parade
The “Madeira Auto Parade” is an exclusive event that integrates for the first time the Flower Festival festivities. Organized by the Association “The Classic Motor Exhibition” – ACME and the Clube Carocha da Madeira, this enterprise intends to join both the glamour of classic vehicles and motorcycles, alongside with the flowers of Madeira, incorporating one of the largest exhibitions, and national restoration and elegance contests, an opportunity to admire some of the best vehicles and auto parts, which will be on display at Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro.
The vehicles registered in this parade, will circulate in pairs, an exhibition that will promote moments of pure entertainment, colour and beauty promoted by various musical bands and extras, dressed in costumes inspired by the flowers of Madeira.

More information Visit Madeira http://www.visitmadeira.pt/
Photo @ https://www.navegabem.com/   http://www.acontecemadeira.pt/

 

PALHEIRO ESTATE 2016 ADVENT CALENDAR

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As Christmas draws nearer, Palheiro Estate is celebrating this festive time of year with a trivia-filled Facebook Advent Calendar.From Thursday 1st until the 24th of December, unveil a Palheiro-related question from behind each calendar window and qualify to win one of the fantastic daily prizes. 

What’s more, we’re offering lucky winners the chance to enjoy a three-night stay in both the 5 star Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro as well as our luxury apartments & villas in Palheiro Village. 

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GASTRONOMIC WEEKEND at the Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro

28th & 29th of October 2016

Casa Velha do Palheiro invites you to join us on a gastronomic journey. On the 28th and 29th of October, Casa Velha do Palheiro will be hosting its annual Gastronomic Weekend.

This time we will be bringing the fine flavours of Normandy to the table with guest chef Olivier Barbarin from the fantastic Château D’Audrieu in France (Relais & Châteaux).

Olivier will be joining Casa Velha do Palheiro resident chef Rogério Calhau and his team to present a culinary vision based on authenticity and simplicity to produce deep rooted healthy tasty cuisine.

Specially chosen Portuguese and Madeira wines from the Blandy Wine vaults will complement this Autumnal menu.

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Sweet and sour Mackerel cooked in a red fruit nage
Pan-fried Duck foie gras, Watermelon and Cantaloupe candied with verbena and yuzu juice
Marinated Tuna with beetroot and cherries, cucumber and curry foam, apple and beetroot chutney
Snapper gently cooked with champagne, diced seasonal vegetables, pistou sauce
Sautéed veal Medallion, mash potatoes and burgundy truffle
Passion fruit and pineapple soup with vanilla foam
Baba cake flavoured with local apple brandy, apple puree and sorbet

Price per person – €90*
*Drinks included.
*10% discount for Palheiro Estate Loyalty Card Holders.

For reservations or more information, please contact:
Tel: +351 291 790 350 or email: casa.velha@palheiroestate.com

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28th and 29th October – Gastronomy at Casa Velha do Palheiro

Casa Velha do Palheiro invites you to join us on a gastronomic journey. On the 28th and 29th of October, Casa Velha do Palheiro will be hosting its annual Gastronomic Weekend.

This time we will be bringing the fine flavours of Normandy to the table with guest chef Olivier Barbarin from the fantastic Château D’Audrieu in France (Relais & Châteaux).

Olivier Will be joining Casa Velha do Palheiro resident chef Rogério Calhau and his team to present a culinary vision based on authenticity and simplicity to produce deep rooted healthy tasty cuisine.

Specially chosen Portuguese and Madeira wines from the Blandy Wine vaults will complement this Autumnal menu.

Price per person, per night: €90*

*Drinks included.
*10% discount for Palheiro Estate Loyalty Card Holders.

More info.
291 790 350
casa.velha@palheiroestate.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

É com muito gosto que anunciamos que, no dia 25 de Setembro, o Palheiro Estate irá acolher a EVA “Era uma Vez no Atlântico” – Festival Internacional de Contos da Madeira. A Ilha da Madeira acolhe pela primeira vez um festival dedicado aos contos, aos contadores e aos escutadores de histórias. Nos dias 23, 24 e 25 de Setembro de 2016 em vários locais, todos eles bonitos, narradores de origens diversas partilham contos para público adulto e familiar.

Sabiam que todas as sessões de contos do EVA são de entrada livre?

EVA encanta com os locais que escolhemos para os contos! Comecemos pelo fim: Domingo dia 25 de Setembro às 17h, sessão de contos para toda a família com todos os narradores fecha em beleza nos Jardins do Palheiro (entrada livre)

+ informação https://www.facebook.com/EVAFestivalInternacionaldeContosdaMadeira/

 

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