CÂMARA DE LOBOS
The village Câmara de Lobos was created around 1430, being one of the oldest
in Madeira. Since 4 October 1835 they installed the town hall in the centre of
Câmara de Lobos. With just over 52 km2, Câmara de Lobos recorded a population
density of 595.7 inhabitants per km2, characterized by a very young region.
Nowadays the municipal holiday is on 16th October.
Official Site: http://www.cm-camaradelobos.pt/
Estreito Câmara de Lobos
This parish is located north of and above Câmara de Lobos. The main industries
are business and agriculture. The mountains surround Estreito de Câmara de Lobos
and are to the north. Estreito de Câmara do Lobos is famous for its cultivation and
production of Madeira wine. It has a few schools, a church and a civic centre. The
Levada do Norte runs through the parish.
Quinta Grande, is one of the five constituent districts of the county Câmara de
Lobos. It was created on July 24, 1848, from the breakdown of some sites in the
parish of Câmara de Lobos and the Bell Tower, the latter at the time still owned by
Câmara de Lobos, centered in the Chapel of Our Lady of Remedies.
Jardim da Serra
The village of Jardim da Serra is situated on the top of the mountains above
Câmara de Lobos. It’s worth visiting Boca dos namorados and the cherries that
grow on trees. According to some authors the name Jardim da Serra, is derived
from Quinta do Jardim da Serra, built on the site in the Nineteenth Century, by
Henry Weiteh in first place in the Sierra, then in the parish of Câmara de Lobos,
which would separate in 1996.
Curral das Freiras
Curral das Freiras ('Nuns Valley') is a small village nestling between almost
perpendicular mountains in the heart of the island. The huge cauldron in which
Curral das Freiras is set was either formed by erosion, which is the more recent
theory, or as many still believe, by volcanic activity.
Câmara de Lobos enjoys an
extremely pleasant climate. It
has one of the best
microclimates of the island, with
no major fluctuations in
temperatures throughout the
In 1420, Zarco witnessed
something that would quickly
become just a distant memory in the
natural history of the island of
Madeira: a large bay covered with
vegetation and inhabited by a colony
of sea wolves.
Bolo do Caco
Cabo Girão Boca da Corrida Boca dos Namorados
Cais de Câmara
de Lobos Curral da
Cherry Festival Chestnut Festival Wine Festival
Sword Fish Festival Carnival
Quinta do Estreito
Quinta Jardim da Serra
Work done by: Cesaltina Jesus