|Madeira Island (The Pearl of the Atlantic) - PORTUGAL|
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Madeira Island - PORTUGAL
My sweet sister went to Funchal in Madeira Island for a medical congress and she didn't forgot to post me a card from there. Here we can see some of the most famous things this wonderful place has to offer us. Thank you very much Susana for this beautiful Multiview postcard. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago that lies in the north Atlantic Ocean that includes the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas, administered together with the separate archipelago of the Savage Islands. The archipelago is considered to be the first territorial discovery of the exploratory period of the Portuguese Age of Discovery in 1420. Today, it is a popular year-round resort, being visited every year by about one million tourists, noted for its Madeira wine, flowers, landscapes and embroidery artisans, as well as for its annual New Year celebrations that feature the largest fireworks show in the world, as officially recognised by the Guinness World Records.