Santos Penthouse Holidays is located on a hill above the city of Funchal, with a spectacular view over the harbor and the bay, as well as the whole amphitheater of Funchal.
From the city center 10 to 15 minutes walk.
Within the various possibilities of walking to the center of the city, we highlight two routes, one of which passes through the biggest shopping center of Funchal (about 8 to 10 minutes on foot), and the other by several monuments and museums, namely :
- 2 minutes walk from the apartment, we have the S. Fort João Batista do Pico, built in the year 1600, and which was an important fortress that was an integral part of the defensive system of the city of Funchal, against the attacks of privateers and pirates. In this monument there are belvederes with imposing views over the city.
"Nearby we have Pico's Paiol, which was a place where the munitions that filled the various barracks were kept. At the moment it is deactivated as a loft, but it is a monument with a very beautiful architecture and where we can have unique views of the city. A 5-minute walk away, we find the Quinta das Cruzes Museum, consisting of an old residence of the "Morgados das Cruzes", the Nossa Senhora da Piedade chapel, a beautiful garden that includes an orchid garden and an archaeological park and a museum with pieces of furniture, jewelery, jewelery, ceramics and sculpture
It was on this Thursday, that João Gonçalves Zarco (discoverer of the Island of Madeira), established his second residence.
- In front of this museum is the Universe of Memories of João Carlos Abreu, installed in a beautiful house from the end of the sec. XIX, where are the collections of journalist and writer João Carlos Abreu.
- Soon after we can find the Convent of Santa Clara, which is a building of the sec. XVI, ordered to be built by the second donated captain of the Island, João Gonçalves da Câmara.
Here you can visit the atrium, the chapel of S. Gonçalo de Amarante, the porch of access to the choirs and cloisters, the low choir and the choir from above.
- A little further down, towards the city, we have the Casa Museu Frederico de Freitas, which is a house of the sec. XVII, where he lived the noted lawyer, notary and collector Madeiran Frederico de Freitas, and where you can see his remarkable collections.
The Santos Penthouse Holidays consists of two floors, and in the first we have a large and pleasant living room with TV and a beautiful view over the whole city and bay of Funchal, a dining area also with great view, a kitchen and a balcony from which one can enjoy the fireworks at 0 o'clock on the first day of the year (which in 2006/2007 was considered the greatest fireworks show in the world and was certified by Guinness World of Records ").
From this balcony can also be appreciated the piromusical spectacle that takes place every year on the four consecutive Saturdays of the month of June, at 10:30 p.m., on the outer jetty of the pier, which lasts for 19 minutes and puts in competition specialized companies in this kind of shows, from various parts of the world.
It is a show inserted in the Atlantic Festival, which marks the beginning of summer in Madeira and integrates a set of initiatives throughout the month of June, including the pyromusical shows, the Madeira music festival and the arts week .
On the second floor of the Santos Penthouse, we have a living room with TV, a bedroom with double bed and a bathroom.