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Address: Madeira, Portugal
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Nice if you're passing

Nice to see the a frame houses, albeit set out as a tourist attraction still nice to see. Probably not worth the distance for this alone though

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reviews didn't sell this place much so we had low expectations. The houses are cute to see and the town is quaint. We didn't do the theme park or hiking (wet weather) Rocha do Navio is a MUST. The cable car is unlike any I've ever ridden. The ride is spectacular. The views are out of sight. We finished... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see the a frame houses, albeit set out as a tourist attraction still nice to see. Probably not worth the distance for this alone though

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At this village you get to see the old and the modern houses. The old quaint A-Framed thatched roof houses are really a beautiful sight to behold as they stand undisturbed through the modern time. There are a few souvenir shops around and a small market selling local produce and fruits. You can also get some good photo shots of... More 

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Thank sew hok L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled here by public bus. This was "an adventure" and we were pleased with the level of service. With forward planning, most places on the island are accessible by public transport, however for convenience and flexibility hiring a car can be the best option. Santana features in the guide books and is apparently the place the early settlers chose... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is well worth visiting Santana to look at the small traditional houses which are mostly shops now. It was a couple of days before the carnival so the "scarecrow festival" was intresting.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Santana is a lovely place & a fantastic drive with some breathtaking views. We hired a car & decided to explore the island for a few days, I would definitely recommend this option. The excursions were around €25 per person to see the famous A houses, which there are 5 of. It cost us €80 to hire the car for... More 

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Inverness
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Nice traditional houses but nothing extraordinary. The village itself is ok but not much to see. The North coast of Madeira is beautiful though.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The most interesting attraction in Santana are the traditional houses that have the shape of a tent. Some are open to the public, some are ist still in use. Moreover there's a beautiful little church in the city centre. If you pass by the church there's a road leading to Rocha do Novia. We were told by the local tourist... More 

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UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

A pleasant place to walk around and see the traditional houses but no great loss if you miss it. Seemingly very tourist-oriented - but who can blame them?

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

A village with traditional Madeira houses. Nice to see not a must. No other attractions in this place. Free of charge

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