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Santana

Madeira, Portugal
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  • Average36%
  • Poor11%
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“theme park” (8 reviews)
“tourist shops” (6 reviews)
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Madeira, Portugal
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"traditional houses"
in 25 reviews
"theme park"
in 8 reviews
"tourist shops"
in 6 reviews
"return bus"
in 3 reviews
"small shops"
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"cable car"
in 16 reviews
"town hall"
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"open to the public"
in 4 reviews
"cool houses"
in 3 reviews
"pleasant town"
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"flower shop"
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"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"take photos"
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"breathtaking views"
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"pico ruivo"
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"levada walk"
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"triangular"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best part for us was the bus journey from Funchal which was breath taking. It's just a small village but we found a friendly cafe with gorgeous coffee. It was wet & cold but we were looking forward to a trip in the cable...More

Thank Kath L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A charming town - the original 'A' shape houses are amazing. There is a cluster for visitors to go inside - gift shop, flower shop, weaving exhibition etc..

1  Thank Seatonlady
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know what I would expect. But a lot more than this at least. There are a few houses, nothing more. We tried to find a nice cafe so we could take a coffee and relaxed a bit. Unfortunately we didn't find any nice...More

4  Thank EmmyJon
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Walk arounf the nice town, see the original Santana houses (now small shops for the tourists), enjoy a good meal or walk down to the cable car and take the breathtaking trip down to the beach - if you dare!

Thank MichaelGorm
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

We visited Santana on our own and we didn't sought these ornate for tourist groups local houses, but one old where live old, poor man ,without any souvenirs and boutique shops.We continued explore Santana and revealed there cable car that took us to wild beach.

1  Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Some very interesting typical old houses, with gift shops and flower seeds. Nice view of the surroundings. Good souvenir shop and fruits market nearby.

Thank Emanuel S
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Quite touristy but a good experience in seeing many of the traditional houses. A few decent cafe’s in the area to stop off at. There are toilets nearby the traditional houses. It didn’t take long to look around but think it’s worth having a visit...More

Thank Alderado
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We fancied seeing the traditional houses but didn't really fancy doing a full day trip around the island, so we took the cheaper option of taking the bus from Funchal to Santana and back. There are two bus routes - 56, which cuts across the...More

1  Thank smurf4568
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The A frame houses were a disappointment. Expected more than what was there. Three A frame buildings with gift shops in them.

1  Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The only mistake we made in our week in Madeira was to take the 'Western Tour' of which Santana was a compulsory stop. We saw in, round, and round again, the 'A' houses maintained for tourists. There is little worth seeing either in the 'smart'...More

1  Thank Christopher B
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