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: 245 000, Porto Santo: 4 800|
|Currency||Euro, € 1 = 100 cents|
|Opening hours||Shops: Monday-Friday 9 am - 1 pm and 3 - 7 pm. Saturday 9 am - 1 pm. Many of the larger stores in the main tourist areas may stay open through lunch, and until 10 pm. Most shops are closed on Sundays.
Shopping centres: Daily (including Sundays) 10 am - 10 pm.
Banks: Monday-Friday 8.30 am - 3 pm some open on Saturdays 9 am - 12.30 pm.
|Newspapers||In English: Essential Madeira and Porto Santo (quarterly), The Madeira Times|
|Tourist information||Avenida Arriaga Tourist Office
Address: Avenida Arriaga, 16, Funchal
Tel: +351 291 211 900/902
Open Monday - Friday 9 am - 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm.