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Cherry Festival

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The rural village of Jardim da Serra, located in the upper part of Câmara de Lobos, hosts the Cherry Festival,
a popular event that promotes the local tradition of this parish. This festivity oers a wide range of sports and leisure activities that culminate with an ethnographic parade in a tribute to the harvesting of this delicious fruit.

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

 

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

 

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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Christmas is coming! It’s time to celebrate!

Make the most of the holiday season and hold your Christmas festivities at the Clubhouse Restaurant. Be it family and friends, or company events, we will cater to your every need.Suggestion menus are attached.

Reservations by email to  clubhouse.restaurant@palheiroestate.com or phone 291 603 747.

Let us be present for your Christmas!

See here our suggestions: Menu English

 

O Natal está a chegar! É época de festejar!

Celebre connosco a quadra natalícia. Temos o nosso Restaurante à vossa disposição. Junte os seus amigos, familiares, a sua empresa e delicie-se com as nossas sugestões de menus.
Faça a sua reserva através do e-mail clubhouse.restaurant@palheiroestate.com ou através do telefone 291 603 747.

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

 

Consulte aqui as nossas sugestões: Menu Português

 

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Top 200 EUROPE logos 2014 gold

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