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Santana

Madeira, Portugal
+351 912 019 982
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  • Excellent17%
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  • Average37%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“theme park” (8 reviews)
“tourist shops” (7 reviews)
“cable car” (16 reviews)
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Madeira, Portugal
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"theme park"
in 8 reviews
"tourist shops"
in 7 reviews
"cable car"
in 16 reviews
"open to the public"
in 4 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"triangular"
in 16 reviews
"thatched"
in 15 reviews
"navio"
in 3 reviews
"bulbs"
in 6 reviews
"inhabited"
in 5 reviews
"postcards"
in 5 reviews
"bus"
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"journey"
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"roofs"
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"weaving"
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"rocha"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank njecheney
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been seeing this as the main image of Madeira for years prior to our visit it was a must-do on our list. While there wasnt a lot to get stuck into there, they do provide a photo opportunity.

Thank Irishness
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting the traditional houses in Santana. I’m not really sure what I was expecting, however the houses are plonked in the middle of the town. Instead of showing how a traditional house would have been lived in, they instead...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Loved the visit to Santana, it’s a quaint village with beautiful views. It was great seeing the traditional houses, there’s a few left and lovely to see them.

Thank 320deborahm
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area then you should ensure you stop long enough to take a photo. Access is easy from the free car park opposite. With a little patience you should get a picture without a fellow tourist in it. It is a...More

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

OK!! Santana in itself is not a great place to visit but we broke the habit of a lifetime and joined a mini bus tour. The weather was not great but all in all we had a great day out - in doing so we...More

Thank Boarders1954
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We stopped at Santana for half an hour towards the end of a wonderful day long mini bus tour. Having seen all the little models and postcard pictures of the A frame houses, we were especially looking forward to seeing them for ourselves. They were...More

Thank MargretEA
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We learned from our guide about the different kinds of thatched roofs, some of the older traditional style and a few made with modern materials. We visited the Palheiro houses but could only enter four of them. Afterwords, we stopped and visited a family that...More

Thank showmemo61
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

As soon as I started researching Madeira I wanted to visit Santana and see the Palheiro Houses. Yes, Santana is a tourist magnet, the few shops are mainly aimed at tourists and you probably wouldn’t stay for long...but...the Houses are interesting to visit, they are...More

Thank debdancing
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I see people saying it’s just 4 houses actually are 5 and one still people living in there but this is part of Madeira culture and history what I was very glad to visit it. If you took your time to go at Santana to...More

Thank Resortino
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