Madeira's first capital and the place where the first Portuguese landed to claim the island for the king back in Lisbon, Machico is Madeira's second "city" after Funchal. With its artificial beach, sprinkling of sights, busy shops, worthwhile restaurants and dramatic location wedged between two mountains, it's one of the most interesting places on the island and a great day trip from the capital.


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