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PORTUGUESE TEXTILES

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TEXTILES, THE HISTORY The term ‘Textile’ is a Latin word originated from the word ‘texere’ which means ‘to weave’. Textile refers to a flexible material comprising of a network of natural or artificial fibers, known as yarn. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting and pressing fibers together. The history of textile is almost […]

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CONTEMPORARY HOUSE ARCO DA CALHETA

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  CONTEMPORARY MODERN HOUSE This modern and modest two bedroom house in Madeira with stone accents is currently the home of an artist. It is situated in a sun kissed area at the end of a quiet residential area. Tranquil Madeira real estate location yet merely a 5 minute drive to the center of Vila […]

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PORTUGUESE AZULEJOS AND CERAMICS

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PORTUGUESE AZULEJOS AND CERAMICS   A CENTURIES OLD LOVE AFFAIR Ceramic tiles (also called azulejos) are an integral part of Portugal’s identity, from mainland Portugal to its colonies around the world. These iconic decorate tiles feature on walls of churches, monasteries, palaces, park seats, fountains, train stations and estates – many portraying scenes from the […]

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MODERN BUNGALOW VILLA

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MODERN BUNGALOW VILLA Newly built bungalow with a minimalist open plan design is located in Arco da Calheta, a mere 5 minute drive from Vila da Calheta, the center of the municipality of Calheta. Sunny and serene real estate in Madeira with unobstructed panoramic sea and mountain views.   BUNGALOW VILLA FEATURES This beautiful property […]

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ULTRA LUXURY VILLA

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ULTRA LUXURY VILLA An ultra luxury villa with all the latest advanced intelligent technology boasting phenomenal unobstructed panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean and coastline, especially the breath-taking sunsets. Sleek, minimalist and high-tech – this property in Calheta, Madeira is for the modern person seeking an avant-garde lifestyle. In other words, for lovers of luxury […]

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THE MADEIRA-HAWAII CONNECTION

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  THE MADEIRA-HAWAII CONNECTION Worlds apart, Madeira and Hawaii share a rich history: migration, sugar cane, cuisine, surf, ukulele, lifestyle, traditions and cultural connections. The Madeira-Hawaii connection also reflects geographical similarities: both are volcanic with rugged and dramatic coastlines, soaring peaks, lush green landscapes, surf-worthy waves and distinct local traditions and values.   MIGRATION & […]

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LUXURY STONE HOUSE

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LUXURY STONE HOUSE A hidden gem tucked in the hillside of Arco da Calheta, Madeira, originally an old school which was fully renovated and converted into a luxury stone house with breathtaking views and sunsets in a quiet cul-de-sac. A unique fusion of traditional and modern design features with a mezzanine layout, placing emphasis on […]

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MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE MADEIRA ISLANDS

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MYTHS & LEGENDS OF THE MADEIRA ISLANDS Stories of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, legendary and otherwise, had been reported since classical antiquity. Utopian tales of the Fortunate Isles (or Isles of the Blest) were sung by poets like Homer and Horace. Plato articulated the legend of Atlantis. Ancient writers like Plutarch, Strabo and, more […]

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SELVAGENS AND DESERTAS – MADEIRA ISLANDS

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SELVAGENS & DESERTAS – OCEAN CULTURE SAVAGE ISLANDS THE DISCOVERY Selvagens (savage in English), is a small uninhabitable archipelago in the North Atlantic, roughly midway between Madeira and the Canary Islands. The archipelago comprises two major islands and several islets of varying sizes, that represent the southernmost region of Portugal. The archipelago lies about 230 […]

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OCEAN CULTURE IN MADEIRA ISLAND – SURF

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OCEAN CULTURE IN MADEIRA ISLAND SUN, SEA & SURF IN THE HAWAII OF EUROPE The waves in Madeira Island are powerful and spectacular, just as the beauty of the island itself, famous for its sheer breath-taking cliffs and spectacular waves, from point breaks to reef breaks. These waves are generated by the rugged and steep […]

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