Santana is a small village on the northeastern coast of the island of Madeira, Portugal.
Santana is famous for its traditional thatched farmhouses, the symbols of the island of Madeira. Farmers used to live in these simply furnished houses, often painted red. Today most of them are empty and are only maintained as tourist attractions.In addition to this cultural attraction, Santana is the starting point of numerous “levadas”. These trails that run through the mountains and the laurel forest of Madeira accompany the canals built to carry water from the peaks to the crop fields.
The municipality of Santana is considered by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve.
Access : Coordinates: 32.803736, -16.879806 /
- The Madeira Theme Park : The Madeira Theme Park is located in Santana in the north of the island, spanning seven hectares of gardens, landscapes and pavilions where visitors can discover the history of Madeira and Porto Santo, as well as local culture and traditions.
- The highest point in Madeira, Pico Ruivo, a mountain peak of 1,862 m, is located in Santana territory.
- Top sights in Santana : Madeira houses or Santana huts , They are thatched wooden houses that are huddled under a triangular gable roof that reaches almost to the ground. Painted in different colors and decorated with flowers / Teleférico da Rocha do Navio-Rocha do Navio cable car / Parish church Iglesia matriz.
Go next : Faial , village with magnificent view/ Ribeiro Frio, the cold stream / Ilha, small countryside village / São Roque do Faial / São Jorge e Arco de Sao Jorge.