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Santana houses: Tours & Experiences

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Madeira Safari – East Of The Island

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Full Day East Of Madeira Tour

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Northeast meet the locals 4×4 tour – Santana / Caniçal

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Northeast Santana Traditional Houses

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Northeast 4×4 Santana

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Shore Excursion Santana

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Shore Excursion – Santana

More to know about Santana houses

Santana Houses: Discover the Charming Traditional Dwellings of Madeira

Experience the Unique Charm of Santana Houses

Nested in the picturesque hills of Madeira, the village of Santana boasts its iconic triangular-shaped houses known as "casas de colmo." These traditional dwellings showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region and offer a glimpse into the island's fascinating history.

Explore the Authentic Architecture

The Santana houses, with their thatched roofs made from local straw known as "colmo," provide a visual spectacle that transports visitors back in time. These charming structures feature vibrant colors, intricate wooden details, and traditional craftsmanship, reflecting the island's rural lifestyle.

Immerse Yourself in History and Culture

Step inside these historical dwellings, lovingly preserved as museums, and delve into the customs and traditions of Madeira. Admire the rustic interiors adorned with antique furniture, handmade textiles, and artisanal tools, offering insights into the daily life of past generations.

Stroll Through the Santana Village

Take a leisurely walk through the narrow streets of Santana village, lined with these unique houses. Explore the quaint shops and local artisan stalls, where you can find authentic crafts, traditional delicacies, and souvenirs that capture the essence of Madeira.

Savor Traditional Delights

Indulge in the flavors of Madeira by trying regional delicacies in the cozy village cafes and restaurants. Sample traditional dishes like espetada (grilled meat skewers), milho frito (fried cornmeal), and the famous bolo do caco (traditional bread), accompanied by a glass of local Poncha or Madeira wine.

Surrounded by Natural Beauty

Santana's idyllic setting amidst lush green valleys and breathtaking mountains provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities. Embark on scenic hikes, explore nearby levada trails, or simply take in the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

A Must-Visit Destination in Madeira

Santana and its iconic houses offer an unforgettable experience, captivating history, fascinating traditional architecture, and stunning natural beauty. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the authentic charm and warm hospitality that define this enchanting village.
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