A photo journey through Machico town, Madeira

Machico was the first point of the island which was discovered in 1419. It houses the oldest church on the island as well as an imported beach.

We spent a few hours wandering its streets and here is the result.

The beach

The beach is at the southern tip. ON one side it is surrounded by mountains and imported sand and on the other a pebble beach.

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The imported sand beach

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The sandy beach of Machico.

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The jetty which divides the areas.

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A statue in remembrance of the landing date.

The aqueduct and bridge

The aqueduct at the northern part of the town dates back to the 15th century.

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Original aqueduct

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Bridge

The river

Dividing the town into two is the huge river bed. The river is not very fast flowing at the moment and there’s many trees. shrubs and flowers growing inside it.  There are some interesting, red-faced ducks, in there to look at too.

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The river bed in Machico

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Walking alongside the river in Machico.

The church

Built in the 15th century in honour of ‘Our Lady of Conception’, this church looms large over the centre of the town.

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The 15th century church in Machico.

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The view of the church from the river.

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Walking along the river, you can see the church in Machico.

The town

The town is a set of intertwining cobbled streets which play host to old buildings in a state of array.

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A painted doorway.

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Town hall in Machico

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An old building now used as a shop.

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Machico high street and old buildings

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