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Local colours, Camara de Lobos, Coasts, Madeira
Local colours

Once a favoured haunt of seals, Camara de Lobos is now famous for its little fishing port.

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Camara de Lobos Portugal
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Camara de Lobos

Lying west of Funchal, the charming fishing port of Camara de Lobos has kept its colourful boats, green-shuttered white houses and friendly cat population. A frequent visitor to the area in the 1950s, Winston Churchill loved to paint the port from the panoramic viewpoint located at the entrance to the city. The city takes its name from the seals (lobos) that lived there in the past. Unfortunately, they disappeared a long time ago.

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Camara de Lobos

The cliffs of Cape Girao, Camara de Lobos, Coasts, Madeira
The cliffs of Cape Girao

This cliff is one of the highest in Europe.

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A welcoming land, Camara de Lobos, Coasts, Madeira
A welcoming land

Camara de Lobos was one of the first places to be explored by Joao Goncalves Zarco in the 15th century.

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The fishing port, Camara de Lobos, Coasts, Madeira
The fishing port

Many fishing boats use this port as a departure point to go off in search of, in particular, swordfish.

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The city of Camara de Lobos, Camara de Lobos, Coasts, Madeira
The city of Camara de Lobos

The city only spans about 20 mi².

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The city's surroundings, Camara de Lobos, Coasts, Madeira
The city's surroundings

Camara de Lobos is surrounded by vines responsible for producing the famous Madeira wine.

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