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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good day out with kids !Plenty to do ,from the little houses to a playground nice little coffees close by.Well worth the visit on a sunny day.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 466biankab
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Best part of todays trip by rented car was not Santana but the traveling from Funchal to Santana across the island while passing and visiting the valley of the nuns. However, Santana wooden houses show the poor economic situation in the past.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RJ m
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We had a nice visit here, saw the unique timber framed houses, two of which are now shops but there is still one still inhabited by an elderly gentleman. So small only 2 rooms you would have to keep it very tidy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edna080
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The traditional Santana houses are very few in number and only one of them is a true remain of the past. It's in the center of the village and it is private owned and the owner will happily give you a free tour of the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Nautillus N
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I was expecting traditional houses throughout the village but I hadn't really read up about it, I was disappointed, it really only is a few houses set up with local wares. Ok to stop on the way back down the mountain but that's about it

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Blues79
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Nice traditional houses, nothing “wow” but cozy place to stop by while traveling the northern coast of madeira or on the way to Pico Ruvio

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RobertoBau
Reviewed 18 August 2018

As everyone else has said, this is a sweet little village making money from tourists who come to see the little houses. In the centre of the village there are 4-5 of them that you can take pictures of, go inside (OMG they are tourist...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dr_Effingpot
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Santana is a nice place.I am really enjoy this place.The people is very nice and the City is very incredible.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Roxsy06
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Such a pretty place to visit in madeira, all the traditional houses were so cute. A lovely friendly little town, a few little cafes to get a drink and bite to eat, throughly enjoyed this trip on our holiday

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Decided to catch the bus from Funchal to Santana (103). It was only €4.70. Arrived at Santana after about 95 minutes. Breathtaking views but I wouldn't recommend it if you suffer from travel sickness. Luckily I managed to reach the destination without embarrassing myself. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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