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FLOWER FESTIVAL 2014 – 1st to 7th May


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


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

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
10am – Noon – “Flowers and Gastronomy” Project – Themed workshop: Regional Fruit and Vegetables – An orchard in the Atlantic – Largo do
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


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Palheiro Estate is a proud sponsor of the Madeira Film Festival that will take place from the 21st to 27th of April 2014. As sponsors we have free tickets to give away to our loyalty card holders. If you are interested please send us an email via the link below and after receiving confirmation, you may pick up your tickets from the Palheiro Golf reception (tickets are limited to 2 per person).

The Madeira Film Festival, which is now in its 3rd year has proven to be one of the highlights of Madeira’s cultural calendar. This year’s edition really does have something for everyone, from its wide variety of short and feature films to writing and acting workshops, Scottish Ceilidh dancing, a fashion show and a special musical performance by Nashville-based band Escondido. So don’t miss this opportunity to grab your free tickets for this spectacular event.


This giveaway is limited to 2 tickets per person and you must be a Palheiro Estate Loyalty card holder to be eligible.
Offer valid until the 25th of April 2014.


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:


Information by 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:



II Festival of Wine, Embroidery & Handicrafts in Madeira
21st to 23rd of February

The second edition of this festival aims to offer visitors a unique experience. Visitors will be able to come into contact with several traditional products in a context of authenticity, attesting to its qualities and singularity of products from Madeira.

The festival will be held at the facilities of the Madeira Institute of Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts (IVBAM), located in Rua 5 de Outubro, where a set of activities will take place, among which there will be wine tastings events, with table wine and Madeira wine with chocolate, Handicrafts Workshops, Show-cooking, live handicrafts, an Exhibition of Madeira Embroidery and a Handicraft Workshop for children.

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  • 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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    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

    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

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

    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 –

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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 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 ou através do telefone 291 603 747.

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


    Consulte aqui as nossas sugestões: Menu Português





    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.

    Please click here for photos –

    Para mais informações à imprensa, contate :
    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

    Casa Velha Celebrates 210 Years


    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