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“theme park” (8 reviews)
Madeira, Portugal
+351 912 019 982
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you made your way to Santana (hopefully by a rented car since by using public transport will takr you a while) you get to see a few tradicional houses ... and thats it. A small local market was open on Saturday with wonderful fruits...More

Thank Paulina A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard that Santana have the typical houses and we must look. So during our stay we went there and we were a little disappointed because it is just 4 or 5 houses. The houses are well cared and they are really different and they...More

Thank msgoliveira
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is part of the Madeira culture. It is a small village. Interesting tip is that you can find here all kind of flowers and much more cheaper than the Funchal market, in one of the houses. The food is good and we had the...More

Thank LizaTrips
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Once you have seen the traditional houses there is not much to see but walking the lavada's as is good some are in direct sun which can get very hot, There are some in the woods with shade so choose carefully best to walk a...More

1  Thank Del B
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A great chance to take some photo's of the traditional houses. It is free to visit and well worth a walk around the area to see traditional houses still lived in today, with their beautiful gardens.

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Very poor, you can see few cottages, but there is no athmosphere in there, I expected something more.. More cultural! Useless stop.

Thank Lucia A
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Whilst these little A-frame houses are different we found them disappointing and not really worth travelling to Santana especially to view them. They are overrated as an attraction on our opinion.

Thank Sunlover8491
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Santana is a pleasant coastal town with traditional A-frame houses scattered amongst more modern buildings. We drove across from Funchal via Ribeiro Frio, a picturesque drive (although where on the island isn't?) with an interesting contrast in vegetation and scenery between the north and south...More

Thank AndrewC55
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I enjoyed this little village and its famous traditional A-framed houses. Most have moved on to more modern houses but a few of these unique properties still remain. Model ones have been built as a tourist attraction and I found it amusing that their bank...More

Thank Housebound_Nomad
Reviewed 19 May 2017

If you are on Madeira, you must see these typical houses which are unique with colourful gardens, flowers. Madeira people are very friendly and love to show and tell about their impressive island.

Thank Henk Jan P
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