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“theme park” (8 reviews)
“tourist shops” (6 reviews)
Madeira, Portugal
Madeira, Portugal
+351 912 019 982
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Walk arounf the nice town, see the original Santana houses (now small shops for the tourists), enjoy a good meal or walk down to the cable car and take the breathtaking trip down to the beach - if you dare!

Thank Michael Gorm J
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We visited Santana on our own and we didn't sought these ornate for tourist groups local houses, but one old where live old, poor man ,without any souvenirs and boutique shops.We continued explore Santana and revealed there cable car that took us to wild beach.

1  Thank Michael L
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Some very interesting typical old houses, with gift shops and flower seeds. Nice view of the surroundings. Good souvenir shop and fruits market nearby.

Thank Emanuel S
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Quite touristy but a good experience in seeing many of the traditional houses. A few decent cafe’s in the area to stop off at. There are toilets nearby the traditional houses. It didn’t take long to look around but think it’s worth having a visit...More

Thank Alderado
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We fancied seeing the traditional houses but didn't really fancy doing a full day trip around the island, so we took the cheaper option of taking the bus from Funchal to Santana and back. There are two bus routes - 56, which cuts across the...More

Thank smurf4568
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The A frame houses were a disappointment. Expected more than what was there. Three A frame buildings with gift shops in them.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The only mistake we made in our week in Madeira was to take the 'Western Tour' of which Santana was a compulsory stop. We saw in, round, and round again, the 'A' houses maintained for tourists. There is little worth seeing either in the 'smart'...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A nice little place, clean and pleasant. In the centre there are the triangular traditional houses which can be entered. one is the tourist office, another a florist etc. Worth a short visit.

Thank grandad88
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Nothing spectacular. We were on pico Ruivo in the morning and after that we drive to Santana to see this. We spent only 10 min there, saw the houses and that's all.

Thank Ivana S
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We went by the challenging number 56 bus from Funchal, over the mountains. Lovely scenery, please not to be driving. Santana itself was charming and lovely, without lots to do, however very pleased to go

Thank mikefogg
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