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Porto Santo

The Golden Island!

 

 

About Porto Santo

 

A municipality with 42.59 km² of area and 5483 inhabitants (2011).

Porto Santo

Porto Santo is a small island, with a beautiful 9km golden sandy beach, which is famous for its healing properties and an average temperature between 18 and 22 degrees.

The rainfall is below average registered in Madeira Island, with sandy flat soil and a landscape characterized by palm trees and the turquoise blue waters.

Remarkable scenic spots to visit are the “Fonte de Areia” where you could find the effect caused by the wind erosion in the sandy rocks over the centuries; The “Pico Castelo" viewpoint with a panoramic view of the whole island, which once served as a warning place against pirate raids; and the “Pico do Facho”, that with its 517 meters above the sea level is the highest peak on the island.

The “Columbus Festival” is a worthwhile event to assist and takes place in September and during this week, the era of Christopher Columbus on the island is re-enacted with cultural activities, musical performances, street circus, juggling, exotic dances, and all kinds of activities from the time of the Portuguese Discoveries.

If you are into sport, then you must try to go cycling around the island. Discover the many walking paths and activities that this beautiful island has to offer.

 

Location in Madeira

Porto Santo lies in the Atlantic Ocean, at the southwestern tip of Europe, about 500km from the coast of Africa and 1000km from Continental Europe. It takes around 1h30m. to fly from Lisbon to Porto Santo Island..

You can get to Porto Santo from Madeira Island in just 15 minutes by plane or the "Lobo Marinho" ferry-boat which makes daily trips in 2h30m.

 

Viewpoints

Miradouro da Portela

Address: ER233, 9400-212 Porto Santo.
Altitude: 149m
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Miradouro do Moinho

Address: ER233, 9400-212 Porto Santo.
Altitude: 165m
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Miradouro das Lombas

Address: ER120, Lombas, 9400-065 Porto Santo.
Altitude: 35m
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Pico Castelo (Cannon)

Address: ER261, 9400-190 Porto Santo.
Altitude: 261m

Info: The cannon located in this viewpoint was found in 1982 during afforestation work in Pico Castelo, belonged to the fortress that existed at the top, built in the 17th century by the government to defend the island from frequent attacks by privateers.
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Pico Castelo (Summit)

Address: Vereda do Pico Castelo, 9400-190 Porto Santo.
Altitude: 441m
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Miradouro do Farol do Porto

Address: Estrada do Porto do Porto Santo, 9400-240 Porto Santo.
Altitude: 10m
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Miradouro da Ponta da Calheta

Address: ER111, Ponta da Calheta, 9400 Porto Santo.
Altitude: 7m
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Miradouro das Flores

Address: Estrada Comendador José de Castro Vasconcelos, 9400-131 Porto Santo.
Altitude: 159m
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Miradouro do Furado Norte

Address: Caminho dos Morenos, Estrada Comendador José de Castro Vasconcelos, 9400-131 Porto Santo.
Altitude: 46m
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Miradouro da Terra Chã

Address: ER111, Vereda do Pico Branco e Terra Chã, 9400 Porto Santo.
Altitude: 335m
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Miradouro da Fonte da Areia

Address: Estrada da Fonte, 9400-050 Porto Santo.
Altitude: 76m
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Miradouro do Pedregal

Address: ER111, 9400 Porto Santo.
Altitude: 223m
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Museums

Christopher Columbus House

Address: Travessa da Sacristia 2-4, 9400-176 Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 291 983 405

Email: casacolombo.drac.srt@gov-madeira.pt

Website: cultura.madeira.gov.pt

Museu do Cardina

Address: Estrada Domingos de Ornelas, 9400-010 Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 927 229 260

Email: museudocardina@outlook.pt

Facebook: @museudocardina

Porto Santo Cultural and Congress Centre

Address: Rua Dr. Nuno Silvestre Teixeira 9400-162 Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 291 980 600

Facebook: @ccc.portosanto

Quinta das Palmeiras

Address: Estrada das Pedras Vermelhas, 9400-235 Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 291 983 625

Email: quintadaspalmeirasportosanto@gmail.com

Facebook: @quintadaspalmeirasportosanto

Casa da Serra

Address: ER111, Serra de Dentro, 9400 Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 968 506 290

Email: velosa.lomelino@gmail.com

 

Monuments & Statues

Discoveries Monument

Address: Alameda do Infante D. Henrique, 9400-165 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1960
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Fonte da Areia

Address: Estrada da Fonte, Vereda do Calhau, 9400-050 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1843
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Moinhos de Vento

Address: ER233, 9400-212 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1794
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Forte de São José

Address: Rampa do Forte de São José, 9400-171 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1600s
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Municipal Assembly - Old Town Hall

Address: Largo do Pelourinho, 9400-001 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1500s
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Phone: +351 291 983 050

Email: assembleiamunicipal@cm-portosanto.pt

Website: cm-portosanto.pt

Old Pier of Porto Santo

Address: Av. Infante D. Henrique, 9400-165 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1929
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Christopher Columbus

Address: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 9400 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1989
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Fábrica das Águas

Address: Av. Henrique Vieira de Castro 68, Vila Baleira, 9400-179 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1922
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Infante Dom Henrique

Address: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 9400 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1931
Info: Bronze replica of the statue "Infante D. Henrique" created in 1931 by Francisco Franco, who is in France at Place du Commerce (Nantes).
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Câmara Municipal do Porto Santo

Address: Rua Dr. Nuno Silvestre Teixeira, Vila Baleira, 9400-162 Porto Santo.
Construction: 2000s
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Phone: +351 291 980 640

Email: geral@cm-portosanto.pt

Website: cm-portosanto.pt

Moinho das Lombas

Address: ER120, Lombas, 9400-065 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1900s
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Matamorra - Silo

Address: Largo do Pelourinho, 9400-001 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1500s
Info: This restored silo was used to store and preserve the grain formerly abundant on Porto Santo Island. A considerable quantity of grain could be stored in it.
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O Barqueiro

Address: Alameda Infante D. Henrique, Vila Baleira, 9400-165 Porto Santo.
Construction: 2000s
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Parks, Gardens & others

Porto Santo Beach

Address: ER111, 9400 Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 291 980 640

Email: geral@cm-portosanto.pt

Website: cm-portosanto.pt

Porto Santo Harbour and Marina

Address: Est. Jorge Eduardo M. Caldeira de Freitas, 9400-240 Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 291 208 617

Email: spps@apram.pt

Website: apram.pt

Porto Santo Golf Course

Address: Sitio das Marinhas, Apartado 14, 9400-162 Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 291 983 778

Email: rececao@portosantogolfe.com

Website: portosantogolfe.com

Porto Santo Naval Club

Address: Porto do Porto Santo, 9400-240 Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 291 982 085

Email: cnportosanto@gmail.com

Facebook: @cnportosanto

Parque de Merendas da Vereda do Calhau

Address: Estrada da Fonte, Vereda do Calhau, 9400-050 Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 291 980 640

Email: geral@cm-portosanto.pt

Website: cm-portosanto.pt

Pico de Ana Ferreira

Address: Estrada do Pico Ana Ferreira, 9400-137 Porto Santo.
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Zimbralinho Beach

Address: Estrada Comendador José de Castro Vasconcelos, 9400-131 Porto Santo.
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Parque Florestal dos Salões

Address: ER111, Salões, 9400-192 Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 291 145 590

Email: ifcn@madeira.gov.pt

Website: ifcn.madeira.gov.pt

Jardim do Tanque

Address: Estrada do Parque Empresarial, Sítio das Lombas, 9400-174 Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 291 980 640

Email: geral@cm-portosanto.pt

Website: cm-portosanto.pt

Jardim do Passeio Marítimo

Address: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 9400 Porto Santo.
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Parque de Merendas dos Morenos

Address: Parque de Merendas de Ponta, Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 291 145 590

Email: ifcn@madeira.gov.pt

Website: ifcn.madeira.gov.pt

Jardim do Gabinete do Governo Regional

Address: Avenida Vieira de Castro, n.º 1, 9400-179 Porto Santo.
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Phone: +351 291 980 500

Email: vicepresidencia.portosanto@madeira.gov.pt

Website: madeira.gov.pt

Porto das Salemas

Address: Porto das Salemas, 9400-050 Porto Santo.
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Chapels & Churches

Nossa Senhora da Piedade Church

Address: Rua Brigadeiro Couceiro, 9400-158 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1446
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Phone: +351 291 982 215

Email: paroquiasportosanto@gmail.com

Facebook: @paroquiasdo.portosanto

Nossa Senhora da Graça Chapel

Address: Caminho do Pico das Almas, 9400-243 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1533
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Phone: +351 291 982 215

Email: paroquiasportosanto@gmail.com

Facebook: @paroquiasdo.portosanto

São Pedro Chapel

Address: ER120, Campo de Baixo, 9400-242 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1600s
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Phone: +351 291 982 215

Email: paroquiasportosanto@gmail.com

Facebook: @paroquiasdo.portosanto

Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Address: ER120, Campo de Baixo, 9400-242 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1600s
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Phone: +351 291 982 215

Email: paroquiasportosanto@gmail.com

Facebook: @paroquiasdo.portosanto

Misericórdia Chapel

Address: Rua Brigadeiro Couceiro, 9400-155 Porto Santo.
Construction: 1500s
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Phone: +351 291 982 215

Email: paroquiasportosanto@gmail.com

Facebook: @paroquiasdo.portosanto

 

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