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Machico

4.4
Wildlife Areas · Outdoor Activities · Golf Courses
The island of Madeira's second city, Machico served as the first landing of Portuguese explorers in 1419. Despite this historical fact, many residents believe the town dates back to 1346, when two star-crossed English lovers settled and died here after escaping their disapproving families back home. A Manueline church located in the center of Machico allegedly sits directly above the ill-fated couple's tomb. Made for sightseeing on foot, the town is also the island's main transportation hub, its high-capacity freeways connecting the eastern coastline to the capital Funchal and beyond. Begin your tour at Machico's 18th-century fort, erected to defend the town from frequent pirate attacks and now housing a tourist office. To plan Portugal vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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Wildlife Area
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Praia de Machico
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Haliotis Madeira
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Swim with Dolphins
Scorpio Madeira Wild Life
4.8
Duration: 3 hours

Side trips from Machico

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Landmark
Levada Caldeirao Verde Santana
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Equestrian Trail
Quinta do Riacho Santo da Serra
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Mountain
Pico Ruivo Madeira
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Site
Santana Madeira
1.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Machico

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Golf Course
Clube de Golf Santo da Serra
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Miradouro da Portela
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Levada do Castelejo
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Machico

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Alberto's Store
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Machico

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Castle
Forte de Nossa Senhora do Amparo
2.8
Duration: 30 minutes