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Geocaching at Palheiro Estate

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a GPS receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world.

As part of a project for Geocaching enthusiasts entitled “Tour Around Madeira Island”, 45 “caches” are being placed in beautiful locations all over
the island, and Palheiro’s viewpoint overlooking Funchal Bay is one of them!

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Featured Property in Palheiro Estate

Tranquil Two-Bedroom Ocean View Apartment

Apartment 7, Palheiro Village is a top floor apartment, offering stunning ocean views to the south, and is tranquil in its elevated position.

The kitchen is fully equipped with granite worksurfaces, bathrooms feature stone wall and floor tiling and underfloor heating, and living areas and bedrooms have multi-split air- conditioning. The living areas are floored with semi-manual terracotta with limestone borders, whereas the bedrooms are carpeted for extra comfort.

For further property details, please contact Anne Marchington at:
imopalheiro@palheiroestate.com
Tel: +351 291 794 015

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Casa Velha do Palheiro – Christmas 2015

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Monday, 21st December

21h30 Funchal visit to enjoy the city Christmas light decorations

Tuesday, 22nd December

10h15 Visit to the Funchal Market to select some ingredients for the evening menu

Wednesday, 23rd December

09h15 Departure to The Blandy´s Wine Lodge for a private Madeira Wine tasting

Thursday, 24th December

19h00 Christmas Eve Champagne Cocktail in the Morning Room

19h30 Christmas Eve Dinner

Friday, 25th December

10h15 Departure to the English Church for Holy Communion

19h00 Christmas Day Dinner

Saturday, 26th December

18h30 Local Liqueurs tasting in the Bar

Sunday, 27th December

10h30 Hand & Foot Self-massage demonstration in the Spa

Monday, 28th December

21h30 Funchal visit to enjoy the city Christmas light decorations

Tuesday, 29th December

18h30 Madeira Wine tasting in the Bar

Wednesday, 30th December

10h30 Pastry demonstration in the Kitchen

Thursday, 31st December

19h00 New Year´s Eve Champagne Cocktail in the Morning Room

20h00 New Year´s Eve Dinner

23h00 Transportation to Palheiro Golf for New Year´s Fireworks

Friday, 01st January

08h00 to 11h00 New Year´s Champagne Breakfast

Manifestations of Wealth

When conspicuous consumption patterns do not match declared income, the tax authorities now have concrete guidelines to tax the suspected offender in this category.
While, in reality, these norms are more pertinent to Portuguese nationals than to foreign residents, it is important to understand what tax inspectors

are targeting. Under new rules, inspectors may override bank secrecy to verify accounts without previous authorisation.
The following table reveals the presumed income level when major consumer goods are acquired:

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ALTERNATIVE OWNERSHIP – As has been customary for years with real property, Portuguese Nominee Companies can offer an effective ownership alternative. When structured correctly, only administrators are identified in registrations. Shareholders retain confidentiality, thereby sidestepping questions relating to Manifestations of Wealth.

ONUS OF PROOF – Following the principle of “innocent until proven guilty”, the burden of proof has always been on the taxman to prove wrong doing. This situation now reverses with the obligation falling on the taxpayer to demonstrate that returns are complete and accurate. Those who have “champagne taste” yet only declare a “beer budget” may be called to justify their extravagance.

For more information, please contact Eurofinesco at: +351 291 221 095 Email.: www.eurofinesco.com

The Pirate House

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Refurbished two-bedroom period house dating from 1866
The Pirate House is a completely refurbished two-bedroom period house dating from 1866, transformed into a unique seafront property with its own private pool and garden.
Perched on the cliff top in the old town of Funchal, shops, cafés & restaurants, the market and beach are just a short stroll away.

Key Features:

  •   Unlimited sea views
  •   Full of character, perfect blend of “old” and “new”
  •   Excellent outdoor dining with BBQ
  •   Large sunbathing area by the 7m x 3m pool · Private cliff top garden featuring lawn, vegetable/herb garden & subtropical plants
    Warmest and sunniest area of Funchal
    Elegant living room with high ceilings & full-length windows
    Two bedrooms with high ceilings, elegantly decorated
    High rental potential under “Local Lodging” regimeFor further property details, please contact Anne Marchington at: imopalheiro@palheiroestate.com
    Tel: +351 291 794 015

Madeira Festivities

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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS – MADEIRA FESTIVITIES

December, 8th 2015 to January 6th, 2016

December, 8th – Tuesday 

General Illumination of Funchal’s downtown area and amphitheatre

December, 9th – Wednesday 

Opening of the exhibition “Christmas at Casa da Calçada” – Frederico de Freitas Museum (until January, 16th- 2016)

December, 11th – Friday 

3pm-8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 3pm – Ethnographic exhibitions and live scenes: – “Nativity Crib 2015” – Av. Arriaga main square – “Ethnographic Village” – Largo da Restauração – “Small Christmas Market” – Av. Arriaga main square – “Children’s Christmas” – Municipal Garden 

7pm – 7.50pm – Mandolins Orchestra – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of the S. Lourenço’s Palace 

8pm– 8.50pm – Youth Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé)

December, 12th – Saturday

10am– 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 11am– 11.50am – Children’s Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of the S. Lourenço’s Palace 

5pm-5.50pm – Clarinet Ensemble – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of the S. Lourenço’s Palace 6pm – Concert by Madeira Classic Orchestra – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre 

7.30pm-8.30pm – Performance by the Black and White Dixieland Jazz Band – north garden of the S. Lourenço’s Palace 

 9pm – XXI Madeira Meeting of University Music Groups – “Academic Soirée”– Auditorium of the Casino of Madeira Congress Centre

December, 13th – Sunday

10am– 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 11am– 11.50am – Youth Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 

5pm-5.50pm – Si que Brade Band – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of the S. Lourenço’s Palace

6pm – Piano Recital by Vincenzo Balzani – Friends of the Madeira Music Conservatory – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

December, 14th – Monday

10am– 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 7pm – 7.50pm – Youth Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé)

8pm– 8.50pm – Mandolins Orchestra – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of the S. Lourenço’s Palace

December, 15th – Tuesday 

Official Opening of the exhibit “Urban and Modern Craftwork, Madeiran Cribs” – Madeira Ethnographic Museum – Ribeira Brava (til March, 20th – 2016)

10am– 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 7pm – 7.50pm – Performance by the Regina Pacis Vocal Ensemble – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 

8pm – 8.50pm – Bisel Consort – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of the S. Lourenço’s Palace

December, 16th – Wednesday

07.30am – “Childbirth Masses” and performances by a group of traditional Christmas Carols singers, taking place after the mass – Cathedral (Sé) courtyard 

10am– 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 5.15pm – Official Opening of the exhibition “1866 – Madeira New Year’s Celebrations…”, by José Luís Ferreira de Sousa –Infoart– Regional Secretariat for Economy, Tourism and Culture (until January,6th 2016) 

7pm – 7.50pm –Youth Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 

8pm – 8.50pm – Strings Ensemble – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of the S. Lourenço’s Palace

December, 17th – Thursday 

07.30am – “Childbirth Masses” and performances by a group of traditional Christmas Carols singers, taking place after the mass – Cathedral (Sé) courtyard

10am– 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 7pm – 7.50pm – Clarinet Ensemble – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of S. Lourenço’s Palace 

8pm – 8.50pm – Regina Pacis Vocal Ensemble – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé)

December, 18th – Friday 

07.30am – “Childbirth Masses” and performances by a group of traditional Christmas Carols singers, taking place after the mass – Cathedral (Sé) courtyard

10am– 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 7pm – 7.50pm – Accordion Orchestra – Regional Association for Artistic Education – North garden ofS. Lourenço’s Palace 

8pm – 8.50pm – Youth Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 

9pm – Christmas Concert by Madeira Mandolin Orchestra – Auditorium of the Casino of Madeira Congress Centre

 December, 19th – Saturday 

07.30am – “Childbirth Masses” and performances by a group of traditional Christmas Carols singers, taking place after the mass – Cathedral (Sé) courtyard 

10am– 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 11am – 11.50am – Children’s Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 

5pm– 5.50pm – Clarinet Ensemble – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of theS. Lourenço’s Palace

December, 20th – Sunday 

07.30am – “Childbirth Masses” and performances by a group of traditional Christmas Carols singers, taking place after the mass – Cathedral (Sé) courtyard 

10am– 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 11am – 11.50am – Youth Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 

3pm – Concert by Funchal Municipal Band – Main Square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 5pm– 5.50pm – Mandolin Orchestra – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of theS. Lourenço’s Palace 

6pm – Concert: “The Lady of the World: Christmas Renaissance Songs”, by the Palace Ancient Music Ensemble – Friends of the Madeira Music Conservatory – Holy Trinity Church – Funchal 

7pm –18th Christmas Choir Festival – “Christmas in Funchal”, performance by Orfeão Madeirense – north garden of theS. Lourenço’s Palace 

8pm – “Christmas is Colour”, performances by the Geringonça Entertainment Association – until December 31st – Auditorium of the Municipal Garden

December, 21st – Monday 

07.30am – “Childbirth Masses” and performances by a group of traditional Christmas Carols singers, taking place after the mass – Cathedral (Sé) courtyard 

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 11am – 11.50am – Youth Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 

5pm – 5.50pm –Accordions Ensemble – Regional Association for Artistic Education – – north garden of theS. Lourenço’s Palace 

6pm – Christmas Concert – Madeira Classic Orchestra – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre.

December, 22nd – Tuesday 

07.30am – “Childbirth Masses” and performances by a group of traditional Christmas Carols singers, taking place after the mass – Cathedral (Sé) courtyard 

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 11am – 11.50am – Strings Orchestra – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of theS. Lourenço’s Palace 

5pm – 5.50pm – Children Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 

7pm – 18th Christmas Choir Festival – “Christmas in Funchal”, by Orfeão Madeirense – north garden of theS. Lourenço’s Palace

December, 23rd – Wednesday 

07.30am – “Childbirth Masses” and performances by a group of traditional Christmas Carols singers, taking place after the mass – Cathedral (Sé) courtyard 

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 11am – 11.50am – Children Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 

5pm – 5.50pm – Performance by theSi Que Brade band – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of theS. Lourenço’s Palace 

7.30pm – 8.30pm – Performance by the Black and White Dixieland Jazz Band – north garden ofS. Lourenço’s Palace 

8pm – “Night of the Farmers’ Market” – Funchal Municipal Council

December, 24th – Thursday 

“Childbirth Masses” and performances by a group of traditional Christmas Carols singers, taking place after the mass – Cathedral (Sé) courtyard 

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 11am – 11.50am – Children´s Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé)

December, 26th – Saturday 

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 5pm – 5.50pm – Youth Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé)

December, 27th – Sunday

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 11am – 11.50am – Ensemble Vocal Regina Pacis – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 

5pm – 5.50pm – Guitar Ensemble – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of theS. Lourenço’s Palace 

7.30pm – 8.30pm – Performance by the Black and White Dixieland Jazz Band – north garden ofS. Lourenço’s Palace 

9pm – Concert by the Madeira Traditional Chordophones Orchestra – north garden of theS. Lourenço’s Palace 

9.30pm – 18th Christmas Choir Festival – “Christmas in Funchal”, by Orfeão Madeirense – Cathedral (Sé)

December, 28th – Monday 

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 11am – 11.50am – Youth Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 

5pm – 5.50pm – Bisel Consort – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of theS. Lourenço’s Palace 

9pm – 57th Tour of Funchal – Athletics

December, 29th – Tuesday 

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 11am – 11.50am – “Nóveis Tangedores” Band – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of theS. Lourenço’s Palace 

5pm – 5.50pm – Youth Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 

6pm – Christmas Concert by the Madeira Classical Orchestra – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre 9pm – “Chants for Baby Jesus – the religious and the profane in Madeira’s traditional Christmas” by the Xarabanda Music and Culture Association – north garden of the S. Lourenço’s Palace 

9.30pm – 18th Christmas Choir Festival – “Christmas in Funchal”, by Orfeão Madeirense – Carmo Church

December, 30th – Wednesday 

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 11am – 11.50am – Guitar Ensemble – Regional Association for Artistic Education – north garden of theS. Lourenço’s Palace 

5pm – 5.50pm – Youth Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé)

6pm – Concert “Two-Piano Eight-Hand Extravaganza Festival” – Friends of the Madeira Music Conservatory – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

7.30pm – 8.30pm – Performance by the Black and White Dixieland Jazz Band – North Garden of S. Lourenço’s Palace 

9.30pm – 18th Christmas Choir Festival – “Christmas in Funchal”, by Orfeão Madeirense – College/Jesuits Church

December, 31st – Thursday 

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 11am – 11.50am – Children’s Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 5pm – End of Year Mass andTe Deum by Madeira’s Chamber Choir – Cathedral (Sé) 

6.30pm – 7.20pm – Youth Choir – Regional Association for Artistic Education – Main square in front of the Cathedral (Sé) 

9pm to 4am – Show “New Year’s Eve 2015/2016” by Madeira Light Orchestra Association – Praça do Povo 11pm – Cruise liners Ships horns Concert – Funchal bay Midnight – New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display

January, 1st 2016 – Friday 

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 6pm and 9.30pm – New Year’s Concert by Madeira Classical Orchestra – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre 9pm – New Year’s Concert by Madeira Mandolin Orchestra – Madeira Congress Centre Auditorium

January, 2nd 2016 – Saturday 

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre

January, 3rd 2016 – Sunday

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and Folklore Groups – Funchal city centre

January, 4th 2016 – Monday

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and folklore Groups – Funchal city centre

January, 5th 2016 – Tuesday

10am – 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and folklore Groups – Funchal city centre 8m – Performance by theCasas do Povo of Madeira “Twelfth Night Songs”– Municipal Gardens Auditorium

January, 6th 2016 – Wednesday 

10am– 8pm – Performances by Philharmonic Bands and folklore Groups – Funchal city centre

Obs: This programme may be subject to change + info. VisitMadeira

Estágio Regional do passado dia 12 de Novembro de 2015, onde 11 alunos da Academia de Formação do Palheiro Golfe tiveram o privilégio de ter sido avaliados tecnicamente pelo Treinador Nacional, Nuno Campino e fisicamente pelo Preparador Físico da Seleção Nacional, José Pedro Almeida.

Link Página Nuno Campino:
https://www.facebook.com/treinadornunocampino/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Link Página José Pedro Almeida (Zé Pedro Personal Trainer):
https://www.facebook.com/zpptt?fref=ts

Os 2 profissionais mencionados, enviarão dentro de dias, um relatório do estágio em questão, para nosso conhecimento e para na eventual necessidade, procedermos às intervenções que acharmos necessárias.

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Clínica Santa Catarina Partner

We are delighted to announce that Clinica Santa Catarina now offer a discount of 10% for Palheiro loyalty card holders, valid for internment, surgery and delivery room services as well as a 10% discount at the Policlinica do Caniço for listed services and speciality consultations.

Also to launch this partnership, on the 22nd November there will be a nurse present at the Clubhouse available
for basic check ups including; weight, height, body fat index , blood pressure, cholesterol and glycemia checks. These will all be available complimentary to Loyalty card holders.

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Bird Watching at Palheiro

On the 7th of November Palheiro estate will be hosting a bird watching excursion together with SPEA (Portuguese Ornithological Society) in an attempt to spot some of the rarer species to be found at Palheiro Estate.

There are more than 20 species of birds at Palheiro Estate, a fair share of those to be found on the island. We are also privileged to have two rare endemic species nesting at Palheiro (The Macaronesian Sparrowhawk and Trocaz Pigeon) and have recently been visited by several migratory birds such as the Red-footed Falcon (in pic) and Cuckoo.

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Casa Velha Autumnal Menu

Casa Velha do Palheiro chefs Francisco Quintal and Eric Weidmann have just launched the new Autumnal menu.
Showcasing new mouthwatering dishes such as ‘Grilled scallops with curry oil, lentils salad, champagne vinaigrette’ or ‘sautéed foie gras escalope with brioche and red fruits’ as starters.

Main dishes include goodies such as ‘Autumn fish stew with lobster, chestnuts, mushrooms and seasonal vegetables.
New desserts include ‘chestnut delight with rum and vanilla’ with a recommendation to be accompanied by Blandy’s Malmsey 5 year old!

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