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Santana

Madeira, Portugal
+351 912 019 982
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  • Average37%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“theme park” (8 reviews)
“nice village” (3 reviews)
“tourist shops” (7 reviews)
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Madeira, Portugal
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+351 912 019 982
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"theme park"
in 8 reviews
"nice village"
in 3 reviews
"tourist shops"
in 7 reviews
"traditional madeira"
in 3 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 3 reviews
"open to the public"
in 4 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 4 reviews
"cable car"
in 16 reviews
"triangular"
in 16 reviews
"thatched"
in 15 reviews
"navio"
in 3 reviews
"inhabited"
in 5 reviews
"bulbs"
in 6 reviews
"postcards"
in 5 reviews
"funchal"
in 26 reviews
"bus"
in 15 reviews
"roofs"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Angela L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

2  Thank jsnwd
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Reviewed 10 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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