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- Apr 21, 2007 - 10:22:53 PM
Introduction to our presentation of places in Madeira.
The Quintas of Madeira and Portugal today - a socio-political reflection
- Jun 10, 2008 - 10:42:16 AM
Quintas in Madeira and Portugal have undergone many changes in their socio-political status over the centuries. The importance of the Quinta as an important cultural icon of Portugal has seen a resurgence recently and many efforts have been made to recoup what little has been left intact. We provide a small introduction into its socio-politico past in this article.
What is a "Quinta"?
- Jun 10, 2008 - 10:20:33 AM
Quintas have become important jewels of Portuguese heritage and culture. For a long time, however, Madeira and Portugal struggled to identify with these "tokens" of a sometimes very difficult feudal and aristocratic past. Only recently have authorities undertaken efforts to preserve what was left of this precious manifestation of cultural treasure.
The Mediterranean monk seal
- Jun 7, 2008 - 1:38:43 AM
Almost committed to extinction the Meditteranean monk seal is making a slow but sure comeback from its fate. Read our introduction on this extraordinary and evasive mammal.
Madeira's Nature Reserve
- Jun 6, 2008 - 10:51:13 PM
An introduction to the "Parque Natural da Madeira" - Madeira's first nature reserve.