Welcome to Madeira
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With an exceptional natural beauty, mild climate throughout the year, friendly population and a top-quality hotel network, Madeira and Porto Santo are the perfect Islands for those seeking stress-free holidays. Here you can enjoy your holiday on the beach or at sea, in the mountains, countryside or in the city.
|Population||Madeira: 277 000, Porto Santo: 5 000|
|Currency||Euro, € 1 = 100 cents|
|Opening hours||Shops: Monday-Friday 09.00 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 19.00. Saturday 09.00 - 13.00. Many of the larger stores in the main tourist areas may stay open through lunch, and until 22.00. Most shops are closed on Sundays.
Shopping centres: Daily (including Sundays) 10.00 - 22.00.
Banks: Monday-Friday 08.30 - 15.00 some open on Saturdays 09.00 - 12.30.
|Newspapers||In English: Essential Madeira and Porto Santo (quarterly)
The Madeira Times
|Tourist information||Avenida Arriaga Tourist Office
Avenida Arriaga, 16, Funchal
+351 291 211902
Open Monday - Friday 09.00 - 20.00, Saturday and Sunday 09.00 - 18.00.