The Biggest Gallery on Madeira
Many of the artists involved spent several weeks on their creations, some of them working with very elaborate techniques. Others were excellently prepared and able to implement their plan within one day – for example Gonzalo Martins, who attached an installation to the black facade of the houses at Rua Santa Maria 81 and 83 with chains. More than 200 front doors and facades on the street have already received the artistic treatment, and the project expanded to the wider neighbourhood a while back. A walk along this art mile feels like a visit to an open-air exhibition – and has of course already turned into an attraction.
Sledging All Year Round
Do you need a little distance after this XXL art experience? From the harbour, you can take a cable car up Funchal’s local mountain, Monte. At the top, you will find the church Nossa Senhora do Monte, which is also worth seeing. Here, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city. To make your way back down, you have the entertaining option of taking a literal slippery slope down into the valley with historical wicker toboggans. These allow you to slide down the mountain along the roads, even without any snow. You’ll be accompanied by pros who take care of the pushing, steering, and of course braking.
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