Madeira Island

Machico

Machico
The Essential
Situated at the entrance to the large and fertile valley of Ribeira de Machico, this town is comprised of a fishing district called Banda d'Além to the east of the river, and the old town to the west. You can visit the parish church and the Capela dos Milagres, a chapel of miracles which marks the site of the tomb of the two mythical lovers who are said to have been stranded here.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Machico

Ponta de São Lourenço Ponta de São Lourenço
Ponta de São Lourenço
This headland, comprised of volcanic
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Vereda dos Balcões Vereda dos Balcões
Vereda dos Balcões
The path which spans the Levada do
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Miradouro Francisco Alvares Nobrega
Miradouro Francisco Alvares Nobrega
This belvedere is named after a
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Boca da Portela
Boca da Portela
At the crossroads of Portela pass (662m
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