Serra de Agua Vacations

8 miles (13 kilometers) to the southwest of Madeira Island, is Serra de Agua, an excellent place to add to your itinerary. This popular part of town is 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Madeira Airport.

Serra de Agua is within easy reach of a range of colorful Madeira Island’s well-known sights. Two of the most interesting places to explore are the fascinating Formosa Beach and the remarkable Maderia Congress Center. Two other interesting attractions that are within a short distance of Serra de Agua are Quinta Palmeira and the Quinta das Cruzes Museum.

Vacationers in Serra de Agua, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, should head to the nearby cultural attractions. Take the time to see some of the inspiring museums here such as the Madeira Story Centre Museum in Funchal, Cathedral Se and the Frederico de Freitas Museum. There are a number of excellent galleries to visit near here including the Funchal Sacred Art Museum in Funchal.

If the sun is shining head outside and enjoy the nearby parks and reserves. Enjoy some of the pleasant parklands such as the Pregetter's Orchid Garden in Funchal and the Funchal Ecological Park Recreation Center.

If you have time in and around Serra de Agua, stop by the Santa Clara Monastery in Funchal. Visitors with a passion for religious history should visit the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte in Funchal.

To enjoy some retail therapy, browse the Funchal Farmers Market in Funchal.

Nearby Barreiros Stadium, Funchal is a great place cheer along with fellow lovers of soccer, and to see local legends, the Club Sport Marítimo, in all their glory. On match days follow the river of red and green, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join local soccer lovers in the nearby pubs and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.

When you’re ready to rest your weary feet after checking out the many charms of Serra de Agua, check in to one of the area's range of bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep check out the Pestana Casino Park Hotel & Casino, Funchal, the Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel, Funchal, and the popular Vidamar Resort Madeira, Funchal.

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