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All reviews nice village theme park typical house craft shops worth a stop traditional madeira photo opportunity cable car centre of town amazing views triangular thatched rocha navio florist inhabited roofs
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Every time I visit Sanrtana I see more interesting items and details because the first time I saw it I waas like a small child remembering the sweet shop for the firts time trying to look at everything at once. It is very interesting to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 812foxy
Reviewed 6 days ago

A little difficult to get to but well worth the visit. The houses are beautiful and there is plenty to see inside the houses. Part of their culture.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SueM1950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a beautiful walk from Pico Arreiro to Pico Ruivo we stopped here on our way back. Happy for that, because it’s not worth a tour itself. Small village with their special cottages, no more no less. A tourist trap. Choose somewhere else to go,...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank KAkerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small village and to be honest the only think worth seeing are the triangular houses. The ones in the middle od the village have been changes to shops but the drive in went past ones still used as houses.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank trevorb507
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As our tour guide said the hoses are not traditional for the whole island only Santana there are a group of hoses set up to sell tourist items the only one that is set up to represent a home is at the front of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 590paulineb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The traditional house are brilliant talk about minimalist living, the farmers certainly personified minimalism. Work, sleep work. A lovely place Poncha wow it pokes a punch. Found a lovely cafe in the centre of town. A really good local soup with garlic bread, worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gary B
Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

Was looking forward to visiting these little places. Shame that they are a bit run down and are basically now shops. Didn’t really have long to explore properly but a few minutes for a photo shoot is ample.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank K6623IKsteveb
Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

Santana has the old A frame houses littered up their high street. They’ve been modified into craft shops etc, but there is one on the outskirts which is still being lived in. Great for a short stop or lunch. Very interesting

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tidge2017
Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

Visited as part of a trip. Santana is very pretty and makes for good photographs. It is however quite small and we really didn’t need the length of stop we had there. The houses are generally new versions of the traditional Santana homes but you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KateJRR
Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

Very nice village, with old traditional houses very well-known as typical for this island. Highly recoomended!

Date of experience: August 2019
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