Archipelagos Azores and Madeira

Both the Archipelago of Madeira and the Archipelago of the Azores are precious jewels of Portuguese territory, they have political autonomy, they have their own governments, but with fantastic pride they are part of the territory of our dear and eternal Portugal.

Here are some of the main attractions on the Azores and Madeira

The Azores

The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, are an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic. The islands are characterized by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, and green pastures. São Miguel, the largest, has lake-filled calderas and the Gorreana Tea Plantation. Pico is home to the 2,351m Mt. Pico and vineyards sheltered by boulders. The Azores are best known for whale and dolphin watching. The archipelago is a pit stop or home for about a third of the world's cetacean species.


Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It is known for its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate. The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. Capital Funchal has botanic gardens and is known for its harbor and a large New Year's fireworks show.