Thursday, August 8, 2019

Fort of São Tiago

Well preserved fort which was built at the seaside in the 16th - 17th century. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.6467 N 16.8986 W Categories: Fortresses and forts Values: Architecture Rating: Where is located? Europe,...

Fort of Pico (Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico)

One of the most impressive fortresses on the island, built to protect Madeira from pirates. Construction was started around 1601 and lasted until 1640....

Til in Montado do Sabugal

Giant til tree (Ocotea foetens) with a height of 37 m and circumference of 13.80 m. In this location are some of the largest...

São Vicente Caves

More than 1,000 m long lava caves with some 700 m long trail for tourists. Caves include Volcano Center - a visitor center explaining...

Cabo Girão

Prominent cliff face which rises up to 589 m high directly from the ocean. Cliff is some 3 km wide. At the foot of...

Véu da Noiva Falls (Seixal Waterfall)

Some 110 m tall waterfall which falls along the steep seaside cliffs directly into the ocean. Wind often blows the falls sideways. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.8151...

Folhadal waterfall

A beautiful, nearly vertical waterfall high in the mountains, in pristine forest. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.7566 N 17.0488 W Categories: Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe, Portugal, Madeira, in the...

Caldeirão Verde Falls

Some 100 m tall waterfall which is sliding down along nearly vertical cliff. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.7744 N 16.9354 W Categories: Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe, Portugal, Madeira, Santana,...

25 Fontes Falls

A group of waterfalls from springs, falling into a pool. Falls are up to 30 m high. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.7653 N 17.1253 W Categories: Springs, Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where...

Deserta Grande ecosystem

The small Desertas Islands have numerous unique species. On Deserta Grande lives the largest European tarantula - 4.5 cm long body as well as...