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Santana; Madeira’s poster village

Santana is short for Santa Ana (meaning Saint Anne) and is a municipality along the northern coast of the island of Madeira.  The town is home to the Palheiros – the small thatched cottages – which makes Santana Madeira’s poster village for the island.  Many Palheiros are still in use in this north-eastern corner of…

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