Funchal ribeira brava

funchal ribeira brava

How to get from Ribeira Brava to Funchal?

The fastest way to get from Ribeira Brava to Funchal is to taxi. Taking this option will cost €16 - €20 and takes 17 min. Is there a direct bus between Ribeira Brava and Funchal? Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ribeira Brava and arriving at Funchal Bus Terminal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day.

Where is Ribeira Brava?

Ribeira Brava (which means wild stream) is a municipality on the southwest coast of the island and includes the parishes of Ribeira Brava, Campanário, Tabua and Serra de Água. Using the two-lane motorway, it is located about 20 minutes from the centre of Funchal.

What to do in Ribeira Brava and Levada?

In Ribeira Brava there is the Ethnographic Museum which displays artefacts of times past, such as instruments used to make the famously sweet madeira wine, old fishing boats, and even replica grocery stores of the time. As far as Levada walks, the most notable one is the Levada Nova which takes you through Tabua.

Why is the Ribeira Brava so dangerous?

In rainy seasons, the river had an extremely strong and powerful current, that often wreaked havoc over the entire eight kilometres of the route. The municipalitys namesake, the Ribeira Brava ravine and river valley extends from the slopes of the west-central mountains of Madeira.

What to do in Ribeira Brava?

Ribeira Brava Beach 4. São Sebastião Viewpoint (mirador) 5. Forte de São Bento 6. Statue Of Saint Benedict 7. Padre Manuel Alvares 8. Visconde da Ribeira Brava 9. Port Of Ribeira Brava 10. Ribeira Brava Lighthouse 11. Cavalos 12. Luis Mendes 13. Adelino Gonçalves - Instrutor de Pilates 14. Paul Stangroom Fine Art Gallery

What are the most interesting things to do in Sao Bento?

Igreja de Sao Bento In my opinion, the most interesting part was the side chapel on the left, with a fine gold altar & painting, and a be... 2. Ethnographic Museum 3. Ribeira Brava Beach 4. São Sebastião Viewpoint (mirador) 5. Forte de São Bento 6. Statue Of Saint Benedict 7. Padre Manuel Alvares 8. Visconde da Ribeira Brava 9.

How did Ribeira Brava get its name?

Ribeira Brava encompasses an area of 65.40 km² and has a total of 13,375 inhabitants, divided into 4 parishes. The origin of the name comes from its river (Ribeira Brava), that in rainy seasons has a very strong flow, wreaking havoc over the eight kilometres of the path it takes.

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