Learn about the economy of Madeira over centuries and why the island was the base of Portugal's expansion in the sugar industry and trade routes of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Explore the wine-making traditions and more.
Join a former student of the University of Madeira, or a volunteer of the university's
Erasmus Madeiran Heritage program, and get fascinating explanations about the cultural
history of the island and its importance to the historical trade routes of the Atlantic and
Learn more about some of the famous visitors to Madeira and what they contributed to the island. Explore the wine-making industry and its impact on global history, and visit emblematic buildings, such as the 15th-century Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Go to the Old Customs House, built at the height of Madeira's importance to the sugar industry, and discover one of the oldest tourist centers.