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Câmara de Lobos

The most important fisher village in Madeira Island and well known for its gastronomic fish and meat restaurants.

 

 

About Câmara de Lobos

 

A municipality with 52.14 km² of area and 35666 inhabitants (2011).

Câmara de Lobos

Câmara de Lobos is an old-fashioned fishing village, the landscape of which was famously painted by Winston Churchill during the 1950s.

The town owes its name to the fact that when the discovered of Madeira, João Gonçalves Zarco (1419) noted that there was a thin rock that came out of the sea and that between this rock and the other ones was an arm of the sea, where nature has built a great cave. He entered the cave and saw many sea lions and therefore the village was named Câmara de Lobos (Chamber of the wolves).

With a surface of 52 km2 the municipality of Câmara de Lobos has a population density of 595.7 inhabitants per km2 and is characterized by a very young age structure compared to the national and European average.

Câmara de Lobos is a working town specialising in the fishing of the night dwelling Scabbard fish. This hard fishing lifestyle is reflected in the town, with small traditional tenements that house multiple families crowding around the cliffs. Today, the city is focused on the service sector and tourism is playing a major role and is the engine of the regional economy.

 

Location in Madeira

Câmara de Lobos is located in west-central Madeira. It is surrounded on the east by the capital Funchal, in the west by the municipality of Ribeira Brava, in the north by Santana and São Vincente and in the south by the sea. The municipality is composed of 5 parishes: Câmara de Lobos, Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, Jardim da Serra, Quinta Grande and Curral das Freiras.

 

Viewpoints

Miradouro do Cabo Girão

Address: Estrada do Cabo Girão, 9300-351 Câmara de Lobos.
Altitude: 580m
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Miradouro do Rancho

Address: Estrada Stª Clara, Sítio do Rancho, 9300-145 Câmara de Lobos.
Altitude: 242m
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Miradouro do Pico da Torre

Address: Estrada do Pico da Torre, 9300-004 Câmara de Lobos.
Altitude: 186m
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Miradouro Winston Churchill

Address: Estrada João Gonçalves Zarco, 9300-079 Câmara de Lobos.
Altitude: 26m
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Miradouro do Salão Ideal

Address: Estrada João Gonçalves Zarco, 9300-079 Câmara de Lobos.
Altitude: 29m
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Miradouro do Jardim do Ilheu

Address: Caminho do Ilhéu, 9300-132 Câmara de Lobos.
Altitude: 35m
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Miradouro Cruz da Caldeira

Address: Estrada João Gonçalves Zarco, 9300-079 Câmara de Lobos.
Altitude: 593m
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Miradouro da Boca da Corrida

Address: Estrada da Corrida, 9325-137 Câmara de Lobos.
Altitude: 1269m
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Miradouros da Boca dos Namorados

Address: Estrada Municipal da Boca dos Namorados, 9325-135 Câmara de Lobos.
Altitude: 1057m
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Miradouro da Fajã dos Padres

Address: Estrada Padre António Dinis Henriques, #1 9300-288 Quinta Grande.
Altitude: 350m
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Miradouro das Três Marias da Vargem

Address: Travessa da Calçada 9325, Estreito De Câmara de Lobos
Altitude: 412m
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Miradouro da Partilha

Address: Caminho da Partilha, 9350-092 Campanário.
Altitude: 324m
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Museums

Madeira Press Museum

Address: Av. da Autonomia nº 3, 9300-146 Câmara de Lobos.
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Phone: +351 291 910 135

Email: museuimprensamadeira@cm-camaradelobos.pt

Facebook: @museuimprensamadeira

Chestnut Museum

Address: Estrada Cónego Camacho 2, 9030-319 Curral das Freiras.
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Phone: +351 969 902 690

Email: museudacastanha@gmail.com

Facebook: @Museu-da-Castanha

Municipal Library

Address: Av. da Autonomia nº 5, 9300-146 Câmara de Lobos.
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Phone: +351 291 910 130

Email: bibliotecas@cm-camaradelobos.pt

Facebook: @bmclobos

 

Monuments & Statues

Town Hall

Address: Calçada do Pico 7, 9000-206 Funchal.
Construction: 1992
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Phone: +351 291 911 080

Email: geral@cm-camaradelobos.pt

Website: cm-camaradelobos.pt

Centro Cívico do Estreito

Address: Rua Cônego Agostinho Figueira Faria, 9325-017 Estreito de Câmara de Lobos.
Construction: 2004
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Phone: +351 291 910 040

Email: centrocivicoestreito@cm-camaradelobos.pt

Facebook: @centrocivicodoestreito

São Bernardino Convent

Address: Rua Frei Pedro da Guarda, 9300-066 Câmara De Lobos.
Construction: 1459
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Transporte em Rede Sculpture

Address: Rua Cônego Agostinho Figueira Faria, 9325-017 Estreito de Câmara de Lobos.
Construction: 2004
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Nossa Senhora da Conceição Chapel

Address: Rua Nossa Sra. da Conceição 3, 9300-152 Câmara de Lobos.
Construction: 1420
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Phone: +351 291 911 080

Cruzeiro do Pico da Torre

Address: Estrada do Pico da Torre, 9300-004 Câmara de Lobos.
Construction: 1941
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Forno da Cal

Address: Caminho da Trincheira 1, 9300-159 Câmara de Lobos.
Construction: 1874
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Mar de Esperança Sculpture

Address: Rua nova da Praia, 9300-116 Câmara de Lobos.
Construction: 2004
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Lobo Marinho Sculpture

Address: Rua Padre Eduardo Clemente Nunes Pereira, 9300-116 Câmara de Lobos.
Construction: 1997
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Parks, Gardens & others

Jardim do Ilheu

Address: Caminho do Ilhéu, 9300-132 Câmara de Lobos.
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Phone: +351 291 911 080

Email: geral@cm-camaradelobos.pt

Website: cm-camaradelobos.pt

Jardim de São Francisco

Address: Rua Padre Manuel Juvenal Pita Ferreira, 9300-117 Câmara de Lobos.
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Phone: +351 291 911 080

Email: geral@cm-camaradelobos.pt

Website: cm-camaradelobos.pt

Promenade Câmara de Lobos

Address: Estrada João Gonçalves Zarco, 9300-080 Câmara de Lobos.
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Phone: +351 291 911 080

Email: geral@cm-camaradelobos.pt

Website: cm-camaradelobos.pt

Salinas Pool Beach Complex

Address: Caminho da Trincheira, 9300-080 Câmara de Lobos.
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Phone: +351 291 911 080

Email: geral@cm-camaradelobos.pt

Website: cm-camaradelobos.pt

Vigário Beach

Address: Praça da Autonomia, 9300-163 Câmara de Lobos.
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Phone: +351 291 911 080

Email: geral@cm-camaradelobos.pt

Website: cm-camaradelobos.pt

Fajã dos Padres Beach

Address: Estrada Padre António Dinis Henriques, #1 9300-288 Quinta Grande.
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Phone: +351 291 944 538

Email: info@fajadospadres.com

Website: fajadospadres.com

 

Chapels & Churches

São Sebastião Church

Address: Largo de São Sebastião, 9300-152 Câmara de Lobos.
Construction: 1426
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Phone: +351 291 942 518

Facebook: @Paroquiasaosebastiao

Santa Cecília Church

Address: Rua Condes Torre Bela, 13, 9300-041 Câmara de Lobos.
Construction: 2011
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Phone: +351 291 942 123

Email: parscecilia@gmail.com

Facebook: @ParóquiaSantaCecília

Nossa Senhora da Conceição Chapel

Address: Rua Nossa Sra. da Conceição 3, 9300-152 Câmara de Lobos.
Construction: 1420
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Phone: +351 291 911 080

Nossa Senhora da Graça Church

Address: Rua da Igreja 2, 9325-031 Estreito De Câmara.
Construction: 1753
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Phone: +351 291 620 614

Email: p.estreito.cl@gmail.com

Facebook: @ParóquiaECL

Nossa Senhora da Encarnação Church

Address: Rua Padre Manuel Carlos da Silva 9325-337 Estreito de Câmara de Lobos.
Construction: 1960s
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Phone: +351 291 947 590

Email: paroquiaencarnacao1961@gmail.com

Facebook: @paroquiaencarnacao1961

São Tiago Church (Jardim da Serra)

Address: Rua da Igreja, 9325-272 Jardim da Serra.
Construction: 2000s
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Phone: +351 291 941 030

Email: saotiagoparoquia@gmail.com

Facebook: @saotiagoparoquia

Foro Chapel (Jardim da Serra)

Address: Rua da Capela, 9325-272 Jardim da Serra.
Construction: 1961
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Phone: +351 291 941 030

Email: saotiagoparoquia@gmail.com

Facebook: @saotiagoparoquia

Garachico Church

Address: Caminho Velho do Garachico 9300-347 Câmara de Lobos.
Construction: 1966
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Phone: +351 962 401 707

Facebook: @paroquiagarachico

Curral das Freiras Church

Address: Estrada Cónego Camacho, 9030-314 Curral Das Freiras.
Construction: 1793
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Phone: +351 291 223 935

Email: funchal@carmelitas.pt

Facebook: @paroquiadocurraldasfreiras

Quinta Grande Church

Address: Sítio da Igreja. 9300-254 Quinta Grande.
Construction: 1950
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Phone: +351 291 942 416

Facebook: paroquiaqg

Preces Chapel

Address: Rua João Ricardo Ferreira César, 9300-076 Câmara de Lobos.
Construction: 1960s
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Phone: +351 291 942 326

Email: carmoparoquia@gmail.com

Facebook: paroquiacarmocl

Shrine of Fatima - Cabo Girão

Address: Estrada da Capela de Nossa Sr.ª de Fátima, 9300-081 Quinta Grande.
Construction: 1974
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Phone: +351 291 911 080

 

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