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I was expecting traditional houses throughout the village but I hadn't really read up about it, I was disappointed, it really only is a few houses set up with local wares. Ok to stop on the way back down the mountain but that's about it
As everyone else has said, this is a sweet little village making money from tourists who come to see the little houses. In the centre of the village there are 4-5 of them that you can take pictures of, go inside (OMG they are tourist...More
Such a pretty place to visit in madeira, all the traditional houses were so cute. A lovely friendly little town, a few little cafes to get a drink and bite to eat, throughly enjoyed this trip on our holiday
Decided to catch the bus from Funchal to Santana (103). It was only €4.70. Arrived at Santana after about 95 minutes. Breathtaking views but I wouldn't recommend it if you suffer from travel sickness. Luckily I managed to reach the destination without embarrassing myself. The...More
I saw one in front of a hotel. Amazed that it had room for a bed. More of them still exist dotted about the island as sheds for farmers. But these are house size and preserved and brightly painted as a tourist attraction. Just park...More
It was named after the Mother of the Virgin Mary: St. Anna.
On St. Anna's Day (July 26) there is a great celebration, going on a flower carpet.
Its inhabitants used to live in beautiful wooden cottages with roofs ending in a narrow head. These...More
Private tour guide took us thru to Santana. What a charming little village. This is just a quick stop but so cute. The traditional Madeira thatched roof huts are sweet. Madeiraen crafts-women sell some wares. (Watched a women spinning and bought a handwoven purse made...More