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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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It’s Wahoo Time

From late summer into early winter, large wahoo prowl the inshore grounds in search of mackerel, needlefish, large flying fish and other baitfish. Madeiran wahoo are well- conditioned fish that normally average 40 to 60 lbs with occasional larger fish exceeding the 70-lb mark.

These sleek razor-jawed predators can be surprisingly elusive and wary, but when hooked up are turbocharged performers on light to medium tackle. Most of the productive wahoo marks lie close to the island’s remarkable cliffs, offering a spectacular view whilst you await the bite.

Balancal offers full and half day charters for these agile beasts. For reservations please contact the Casa Velha at +351 291 790 350

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Fim de semana Gastronómico

Na Casa Velha do Palheiro

A Alta Gastronomia volta a estar em destaque na Casa Velha do Palheiro nos dias 23 e 24 de Outubro. Este ano o Chef convidado será o Chef Rafel Perelló – Chefe de Cozinha do Son Brull Boutique Hotel & Spa em Maiorca. Em conjunto, neste “Fim de Semana Gastronómico”, estarão os Chefs da Casa Velha do Palheiro, o Madeirense Chef Francisco Quintal e o Francês Chef Eric Weidmann. Vinhos provenientes de Portugal Continental e da Madeira especialmente escolhidos dos cofres de vinho da Blandy’s Wine Lodge irão complementar o menu.

MENU

Bacalhau com geleia de tomate e azeite de manjericão Carpaccio de lombo de borrego com ervas da serra Creme de abóbora com ovos de codorniz e iogurte de trufas Salmonete com vinho doce e espargos brancos Coelho assado com lagostim e cebola Limão “Son Brull”

 

Preço do jantar – €80* por pessoa
*Incluindo vinhos e água à refeição
*Desconto de 10% para portadores do Cartão de Fidelidade do Palheiro Estate

Para reservas ou mais informação contacte:
Telefone: +351 291 790 350 ou email: casa.velha@palheiroestate.com

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Camellia Season in Palheiro Gardens

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Now is the time to visit the Palheiro gardens and see the Camellias in full bloom.
The early Camellia Sasanqua start in October together with the famous Granthamiana from Hong Kong.
The Camellia Japonica, white, pink, red and striped flower from December through to end of April. Single and double, a mass of beauty! Also the huge pink and red blooms of the Camaellia reticulata are showing.

From the gate house entrance along the drive, at the bottom of the main garden and in the Ribeira do Inferno you will see masses of plants; the walk continues to the Chapel, surrounded by more Camellias and then towards the huge Araucarias by Casa Velha hotel. Yes, they are everywhere.
You will also see to the south of the entrance gate an extensive replanting program underway, using mainly Madeira indigenous and endemic species.

Columbus Festival | Porto Santo September, 17th to 19th

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The island of Porto Santo hosts a historical recreation in honour of the famous merchant and navigator
Christopher Columbus, who lived on this island and married the daughter of the rst Captain Donnee,
Bartolomeu Perestrelo.
This medieval festival includes an extensive program comprised by a wide range of musical and theatre
shows, as well as exhibitions and parades evoking the age of the Portuguese Discoveries.
The event is promoted to pay tribute to the time when the navigator lived in the archipelago, around 1478,
and Funchal was involved in sugar trade business.

September 17th – Thursday
16th Century Fair:
7 pm – Parade along the village main streets and squares – Starting at: Largo do Pelourinho, Rua Dr. Nuno S. Teixeira, Rua Bartolomeu Perestrelo, Av. Dr. Manuel Gregório Pestana and Avenida Infante D. Henrique – Opening and fruition of the Market – Largo do Pelourinho, Largo das Palmeiras, Porto Santo Town Hall and Porto Santo Congress Centre main squares – Exhibition of military artefacts, models and military camp
8 pm – Christopher Columbus Disembarkment – Santa Maria Caravel – Beach opposite to Praça do Barqueiro
8:30 pm – Christopher Columbus historic welcoming parade
Itinerary:
Avenida Infante D. Henrique, Av. Dr. Manuel Gregório Pestana Júnior, Av. Henrique Viera de Castro, Largo do Pelourinho, passing by Columbus House, Rua Dr. Nuno S. Teixeira, Rua Bartolomeu Perestrelo, Av. Dr. Manuel Gregório Pestana Júnior, and Av. Infante D. Henrique Former Town Hall building (main stage):
10 pm – Ancient Medieval Dance Workshop
11 pm – “Allatantou” – African Music Concert and Dance
Town Hall Main Square (secondary stage):
Midnight – Fire Juggling Show: “The Haunted Ship”

September 18th – Friday
16th Century Fair:
7 pm – Parade along the village main streets and squares – Starting at Largo do Pelourinho, Rua Dr. Nuno S. Teixeira, Rua Bartolomeu
Perestrelo, Av. Dr. Manuel Gregório Pestana and Avenida Infante D. Henrique – Opening and fruition of the Market – Largo do Pelourinho, Largo das Palmeiras, Porto Santo Town Hall and Porto Santo Congress Centre main squares
8 pm – Archery Workshop – Town Hall Main Square (secondary stage)
8.30 pm – Captain-Donee´s parade presenting the village to Christopher Columbus
Town Halll Main Square (secondary stage):
9.30 pm – Archery Tournament
11 pm – 16th Century Music Concert “Gambuzinos”
Fire Juggling Show: under the motto “The conquest of Ceuta” (Town Hall Main Square – secondary stage)

September 19th – Saturday
16th Century Fair:
7 pm – Parade along the village main streets and squares – Starting at Largo do Pelourinho, Rua Dr. Nuno Teixeira, Rua Bartolomeu Perestrelo, Av. Dr. Manuel Gregório Pestana and Avenida Infante D. Henrique
– Opening and fruition of the Market – Largo do Pelourinho, Largo das Palmeiras, Porto Santo Town Hall and Porto Santo Congress Centre main squares
8 pm – Parade along the village main streets
9 pm – Announcement of the Banns of marriage between the Captain-Donee’s daughter and Christopher Columbus
10 pm – Music Concert in tribute to the tragic maritime epic voyages based on musical elements from around the world and Fire Juggling
Shows (Town Hall Main Square – secondary stage)

Activities held continuously at the festivals venue:
– Rambling entertainment
– 16th Century Market
– Exhibition of military artefacts, models and military camp
Largo do Pelourinho:
– “The Body of the Slaves ” – Exhibition and Short Film
– Exhibition “Christopher Columbus World” – Photo shooting setting
– Photography Exhibition “Living in the 15th century”
– Sculpture Exhibition under the theme “Columbus Egg” and “Dream Caravel”

More information: http://bit.ly/1Nztak4