Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Camara de Lobos, Madeira, Portugal. April 28, 2019

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Bus Tour.
 First Stop:
Camara de Lobos

Camara de Lobos is a municipality, parish and town in the south-central coast of the island of Madeira.  Technically a suberb of the much larger capital city of Funchal, it is one of the larger population centres and an extension of the Funchal economy.
We travelled by bus to Camara de Lobos.
One of the stops along the way.
 


 
Above & Below:
Looking down to Ribeira Brava.
  
This is believed to be the original landing point for the Portuguese discoverer Joao Goncalves Zarco, who is credited with the discovery of the Madeira Islands.

Zarco and his men also found a large colony of marine animals, Sealions, that give the name to Camara de Lobos.  Sealion Chamber.
 Ha! I thought it referred to wolves.

More about Camara de Lobos.

There is an observation platform here, it's a bit high.

miradouro = Viewpoint
 Cabo Girão is a lofty sea cliff located along the southern coast of the island of Madeira, in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira.Cabo Girão is a popular lookout point, with up to 1800 visitors a day. The location is also a popular starting point for hikers.
  
 Complete with glass deck.
  

 
  
 



   


 Cabo Girão. Cabo Girão famous for its sea cliff; the second highest in the world at 580 metres. It's a popular lookout point with spectacular panoramic views. Here you can find the Chapel of Our Lady of Fátima, built in 1931 it's one of the most important pilgrim places on the island.






Câmara de Lobos and its five villages...

Jardim da Serra, a sweet little village known as the “Land of Cherries”.
 
The most beautiful season to visit is in late March, when all the cherry trees blossom. The popular cherry festival takes place every year in either June or July.
It is known as "Land of Cherries." The most beautiful season to visit this place is in late March, when the cherry blossoms. The great feast of the cherry happens in June or July. Higher up is an amazing viewpoint (Boca da Corrida), which is an excellent place to start a hiking  tour.




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Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira, GCC, GCSE, GCIH was a Portuguese cardinal who served as Patriarch of Lisbon from 1929 to 1971. He was the last surviving cardinal elevated by Pope Pius XI, and his cardinalate of forty-eight years was the longest since the fifty-eight-year cardinalate of Henry Benedict Mary Clement Stuart of York which lasted from 1747 to 1805.

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