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PORTUGUESE TEXTILES

By in MADEIRA CONCIERGE MAGAZINE

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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LUXURY CLIFF VILLA

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LUXURY CLIFF VILLA Facing the Atlantic Ocean, this luxurious minimalist villa with its commanding location on the edge of a cliff offers stunning panoramic views of Madeira’s coastline and mountains with emphasis on sunsets views with year around mild temperate climate. Located in the parish of Tabua, in the county of Ribeira Brava with an […]

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NATURE CULTURE IN MADEIRA – THRILL SEEKERS

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MADEIRA ISLAND THRILL SEEKERS Portugal’s Madeira Island offers European comfort with almost every sub-tropical luxury. Geologically dramatic, bursting with exotic colour. Pure, inspiring, introspective, this is a paradise in the middle of the Atlantic. The archipelago, which is made up of two inhabited islands – Madeira and Porto Santo, and two sub-archipelagos that are natural […]

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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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