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Madeira, Portugal
+351 912 019 982
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Madeira Peaks - Open 4X4 Full-Day Tour
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Madeira East Island Tour with Levada Walk and Lunch
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USD 204.14*
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South East and North East Island Day Tour from Funchal
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Madeira, Portugal
+351 912 019 982
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you have seen the traditional houses there is not much to see but walking the lavada's as is good some are in direct sun which can get very hot, There are some in the woods with shade so choose carefully best to walk a...More

Thank Del B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great chance to take some photo's of the traditional houses. It is free to visit and well worth a walk around the area to see traditional houses still lived in today, with their beautiful gardens.

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very poor, you can see few cottages, but there is no athmosphere in there, I expected something more.. More cultural! Useless stop.

Thank Lucia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst these little A-frame houses are different we found them disappointing and not really worth travelling to Santana especially to view them. They are overrated as an attraction on our opinion.

Thank Sunlover8491
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Santana is a pleasant coastal town with traditional A-frame houses scattered amongst more modern buildings. We drove across from Funchal via Ribeiro Frio, a picturesque drive (although where on the island isn't?) with an interesting contrast in vegetation and scenery between the north and south...More

Thank AndrewC55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed this little village and its famous traditional A-framed houses. Most have moved on to more modern houses but a few of these unique properties still remain. Model ones have been built as a tourist attraction and I found it amusing that their bank...More

Thank Housebound_Nomad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are on Madeira, you must see these typical houses which are unique with colourful gardens, flowers. Madeira people are very friendly and love to show and tell about their impressive island.

Thank Henk Jan P
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The unique A-shaped houses with thatched roofs is the main draw to the town itself, but the drive to Santana is just gorgeous! And it is fun to walk around the town and go into the stores, as there are a lot of hand made...More

Thank annarc6
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We took a bus from Funchal to this village - took about 90 minutes on an interesting route across the mountain inland. The weather was pretty bad and probably detracted from the beauty of the place but we enjoyed an hour is so pottering round...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Definitely worth a look, if you're in the area - they are fairly unique in my experience. Not a great deal more to see in Santana

Thank pjf111
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