sunset in Garajau

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christ overlooking the ocean

As I didn't want to stay in Funchal I booked a hotel located in Garajau. It's a little town located west of Funchal along the coast . The town is also focussed on tourism but it's certainly not that busy as Funchal which is about a 9km-drive from there. There is a bus station that can take you to the capital and even quite cheap, hink it was 1,5 euro. I did a few short walks in Garajau and on my way I saw a little sign showing 'Christo Do Rei' to the right so I followed the steps.  This would lead me to a statue of Jesus Christ watching over the ocean on a big cliff.  If you followed the main road further going down It would lead you to a little rocky beach and at that time of the day I was the only one being there.

Evening view on Funchal from Garajau
 The main religion is christianity and a lot of people believe Madeira is protected by Christ himself this way. A very nice viewing point in my opinion and it was a nice walk, especially at sunset. The hotel I stayed at Dom Pedro Garajau could be seen from that point as it was built on the distant rocks.

Madeira is really a place that goes up and down again and again but therefore I think it has its charm.  As I live in Belgium I'm not used to these 'heights and dephts'  but I loved it! It's also quite ingenious how roads have been built and cross the surface. Must have been quite a job! The little white houses are very lovely too and it gives you a true almost Mediterranean feeling. Madeira doesn't get that much attention in the news because it's so safe and so relaxed and there is saying that everyone who has been to Madeira want's to go back once in a lifetime. It's true for me allright.

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christ overlooking the ocean
christ overlooking the ocean
Evening view on Funchal from Garaj…
Evening view on Funchal from Gara…
Garajau in the evening
Garajau in the evening
Garajau
Garajau
Cristo Do Rei
Cristo Do Rei
me and the ocean
me and the ocean
Garajau
photo by: Auditarchi