Friday, December 6, 2019

Wonders of Europe

Most interesting wonders in Europe.

Quebrada Nova fields at Achadas da Cruz

Stone walled agricultural fields on a narrow land strip between 400 m tall cliffs and ocean. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.8549 N 17.2137 W Categories: Agricultural terraces Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is...

Madeira Airport runway

One of the most daring airport structures in the world - a runway which is built partly on an artificial platform, elevated on 180...

House of Columbus in Vila Baleira

A house where Christopher Columbus and his wife lived at the end of the 15th century, before Columbus discovered America. Now here is a...

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...