The lovely town of Machico, on Madeira island

Madeira Island is among the islands in the Madeira Archipelago and was discovered by the Portuguese in the early 1400's. It's still part of Portugal today, and also is a popular holiday destination with travelers from around Europe. The stunning seaside surroundings with a background of rising mountains, mixed with a rich heritage and also creative society, make it a fascinating area to go to and also stay awhile.

When the Portuguese initially resolved the island, it was split into two components. Funchal, the present hub of Madeira Island, came to be the facility of the western part, and Machico the eastern side. Unlike Funchal, Machico developed slowly and silently right into a largely farming community. There's a beautiful 15th-century church, the Igreja Matriz, and likewise the charming Chapel of Wonders (Capela dos Milagros).

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