Ribeira Brava

Created May 6, 1914, the municipality of Ribeira Brava has an area of 65 km2 and is formed by the parishes of Belfry, Ribeira Brava, Serra de Água and Tabua, located on the southwest coast of the island. Despite being the newest municipality of wood, is one of its oldest locations, having been populated since the beginning of the 15th century and, along with Funchal and Machico, one of the first parishes to be created, shortly after the death of the infante d. Henrique in 1460. Its origin is due to the Viscount of Ribeira Brava, Francisco Correia Herédia, the result of his passion for village, came to add the name curiously Ribeira Brava to your own name. It must be the first major improvement works such as widening and opening of streets, the construction of a small theater and the rebuilding of the Forte de São Bento. This name arose by association with the river that, in times of rain, featured a very strong flow, arriving to wreak havoc throughout its massive eight kilometres (five miles) of route. These days, the economy of the County lives essentially of agriculture, retailing and tourism, to which contributes the temperate Mediterranean climate, with Summers to achieve on average 27° C and winters too mild, with temperatures around 16° c. Grow potatoes, vegetables, kitchen gardens, extensive subtropical fruits and vines, and creates birds, pigs and goats. In handicraft, embroideries reign, basketry Wicker, patchwork rugs, the stuffing of bottles, jobs in matches, the works of cana and the Madeira embroidery in the screen.

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Cheerfulway Bravamar Hotel
Cheerfulway Bravamar Hotel

3 star

Hotel located at the Ribeira Brava village, 50 metres away from the beach and 2km away from the mountain. It offers modern and comfortable fittings with most o…

Hotel Apartamentos Valemar
Hotel Apartamentos Valemar

3 star

Set of 20 well equipped apartments, located at the Ribeira Brava village centre. It has a restaurant, a party room and a bar.

Hotel do Campo
Hotel do Campo

4 star

Hotel located near the mountains, the water-courses, the laurisilva forest and the Parque Natural da Madeira (nature reserve). Place of great natural beauty, i…

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