From The Madeira Island Web Site
Câmara de Lobos - A short Introduction
By Madeira Online Editorial Staff
Apr 29, 2007 - 3:28:42 PM
An atmospheric fishing village found just a few kilometers from Funchal.
Despite the new development spreading around the village the main
attraction is still the central section of the village with its cluster
of shops and bars around a stony beach which doubles as a natural
Câmara de Lobos was made famous by the paintings of
Wlinston Churchill and its pleasant, mild temperature found all year
This village was named after the monk seals (lobos) that were found
here when first settled by Gonçalves Zarco. The second oldest
fisherman's chapel, Nossa Senhora da Conceição, is found on the left of
the harbor and is worth having a look at. It is said that the Câmara de
Lobos is one of the poorest villages on the island.
Some places of interests are:
Pico da Torre, Curral das Freiras, Boca dos Namorados, Boca da
Corricla and Cabo Girão ( the second highest cliff in the world which
offers some breathtaking views).
Câmara de Lobos is also well known by the locals for its “poncha” which is available at most of the local bars.
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