Parque Temático da Madeira


An engaging place to take the kids, this Madeira-themed park has a boating lake, a maze, a Monte train, mock-ups of Santana A-Frame houses, a large kiddies playground, some Madeira-specific exhibitions and a cafe. It's all quite informative but probably not worth a special trip from Funchal.

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1. Thatched A-Frame Cottages

0.26 MILES

This group of A-framed cottages stands in the centre of Santana and houses the tourist office, among other things. More authentic examples in various…

2. Porta da Cruz

3.86 MILES

The furthest point heading eastwards you can reach on the north coast before mammoth cliffs persuade the road to head inland, Porta da Cruz is a…

3. Balcões

4.53 MILES

A 1.5km easy and well-signposted climb out of the village of Ribeiro Frio brings you to one of the most spectacular viewing points on the whole of Madeira…

4. Ribeiro Frio Trout Farm

4.71 MILES

Apart from being the launch pad for some great mountain walks, Ribeiro Frio's other attraction is what must be the world's most visited trout farm…

5. Ribeiro Frio

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6. Pico do Arieiro

5.25 MILES

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7. Igreja do Bom Jesus

6.09 MILES

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8. Curral das Freiras

7.32 MILES

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