The Plants on Sunny Madeira

The Plants on Sunny Madeira

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The Madeira Islands, an archipelago 750 miles southwest of Lisbon in the Atlantic Ocean, have a nearly perfect climate, warm in winter and never too warm in summer. You can enjoy Madeira´s beautiful flowers throughout the year. Madeira has one of the best preserved vegetation of Macaronesia. The native flora, called Palearctic by botanists, is akin to the northwest of Europe, and the seeds here been brought by the wind, the birds and the ocean currents. About 16% of Madeira´s plants are endemic or in other words, these plants exist only in Madeira Island and will not be found in any other place in the world.

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Hibiscus

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Scadoxus puniceus

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tibouchina urvilleana

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Scadoxus puniceus

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Kalanchoe daigremontiana

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Echium candicans

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Passiflora mollissima

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Spathodea campanulata

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Acacia dealbata

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Dracenaceae

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Solandra maxima

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Madeira bananas

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Mesembryanthemum crystallinium

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Agapanthus

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Senecio petasites

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Salvia leucantha

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Echium Nervosum

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Kigelia africana

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Callistemon Bottlebrush

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Cherimoya

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Paw Paw

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Torre de Belém – Tower of Belém in Lisbon

Torre de Belém – Tower of Belém in Lisbon

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The tower was built in the sixteenth century in the Tagus river to control the entrance to the city from the sea. The Belem Tower was the starting point for many of the voyages of discovery, and for the sailors it was the last sight of their homeland. the beautiful Tower of Belem was being built as the third in a series of fortifications designed to protect the natural port of Lisbon. Constructed between 1514 and 1520 of local lioz limestone, the tower is an example of the distinctive Portuguese “Manueline” style, named for King Manuel I. The style incorporates motifs inspired by the great Age of Discovery and the recent return of Vasco de Gama from explorations to the Far East. Design elements from Morocco, Venice, and India mingle with nautical symbols like rope.

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Historic Centre of Evora, Portugal

Historic Centre of Evora, Portugal

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Evora is one of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns. City is situated in the heart of the arid Alentejo region of central Portugal. Historically, Evora was an important trading and religious centre, and this is reflected by the many tourists attractions which can be discovered within the city walls. Cathedrals, churches, aqueducts and ancient castle walls all serve to create the feeling that Évora is a living, breathing museum to Portugal’s rich past. And yet, as a university city, Évora, Portugal, is also a window to the country’s exciting future.

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Typical Granary Espigueiros, Portugal

Typical Granary Espigueiros, Portugal

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The raised stone stores are a typical granary from the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, built in stone, raised from the ground by pillars ending in flat staddle stones to avoid the access of rodents. They are typical of northern regions of Portugal.

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National Palace of Pena, Portugal

National Palace of Pena, Portugal

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Pena National Palace, in the historical town of Sintra and part of the Pena park, represents one of the best expressions in the world of 19th-century architectural Romanticism. The palace was built in such a way as to be visible from any point in the park, which consists of a forest and luxuriant gardens with over five hundred different species of trees originating from the four corners of the earth. Designed by mining engineer and amateur architect Baron Wilhelm Ludwig von Eschwege as a summer house for the royal family, the interior of Pena features ornate stuccos, multi-patterned columns, Moorish-arched ceilings, and much of the original monastery’s chapel. The exterior is festooned with allegorical carvings, references to Biblical stories and religious icons, as well as lavishly painted Portuguese tiles. The most complete view of the palace complex, including an enormous, turreted clock-tower, can be glimpsed from the Queen’s Terrace.

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Perfect beach in Europe – Praia da Marinha, Portugal

Perfect beach in Europe – Praia da Marinha, Portugal

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Praia da Marinha is a small cove beach. It is one of the most emblematic and beautiful beaches of Portugal, located on the Atlantic coast in Caramujeira, Lagoa Municipality, Algarve, and considered by the Michelin Guide as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Europe. A lick of sand nestled below orange limestone cliffs and calm, aquamarine waters interspersed by rocky outcrops. There is a snack bar on the beach, open during the summer months.

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