Calheta

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What is Calheta?

Calheta was founded in 1430; the parish, of the same name (which is the central part of the municipality) is one of the oldest parishes on the island of Madeira, and one of the first to be explored by the early settlers.

How far is Calheta from Madeira to Madeira?

2022, Calheta • Club Sports da Madeira • asphalt 66.66 km • total distance including road sections - 205.83 km • Other years

How many kilometers are in the Calheta circuit?

5. 2022, Calheta • Club Sports da Madeira • asphalt 66.66 km • total distance including road sections - 205.83 km • Other years

When did Calheta become a municipality?

The Liberal revolution resulted in the incorporation of Calheta as municipality in 1835. Similarly, the parish of Ponta do Pargo, after several years being part of the municipality of Porto Moniz (between 1835 and 1849), began to function as an administrative unit of the municipality of Calheta after the latter municipal seat was disincorporated.

What to do in Calheta?

Calheta is especially known for one of the two artificial, white sand beaches in Madeira Next to the beach, there is also a small marina with a couple of restaurants and companies offering tours: dolphin and whale watching tours, fishing tours, and private charters, for example:

What is the history of Calheta?

In 1502, João de França constructed the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Graça (English: Our Lady of Grace ), which was to be the basis for the new parish of Calheta, founding the first and oldest institutions of the parish.

Where is Calheta Beach on Madeira?

Calheta Beach is located on the south coast of Madeira Island. It’s about a 35-minute drive from Funchal but most of the visitors to Calheta Beach are actually staying in the town of Calheta. It isn’t the most scenic beach on Madeira Island but it is one of the few sandy beaches and is surrounded by a few hotels and resorts for that very reason.

The distance between Calheta and Funchal is 24 km. The road distance is 31.7 km. How do I travel from Calheta to Funchal without a car? The best way to get from Calheta to Funchal without a car is to bus which takes 1h 40m and costs €4 - €5.

Where is Calheta Beach in Madeira?

What is Calheta?

The municipality of Calheta, whose first settlers arrived around the 1480s (principally in the area of Topo, but later into the sheltered coves and fajãs) along the southern coast of the island).

When did Calheta become a municipality?

The Liberal revolution resulted in the incorporation of Calheta as municipality in 1835. Similarly, the parish of Ponta do Pargo, after several years being part of the municipality of Porto Moniz (between 1835 and 1849), began to function as an administrative unit of the municipality of Calheta after the latter municipal seat was disincorporated.

Where is Arco da Calheta?

Arco da Calheta is a civil parish in the municipality of Calheta in the Portuguese island of Madeira. The population in 2011 was 3,168, in an area of 14.70 km².

When was the first lighthouse built in Calheta?

The sheltered cove was elaborated in 1755, and a lighthouse constructed in 1873 to improve navigation and shipping. In addition to the parochial church, the Church of Santo António was completed in 1816, along the Rua de Baixo which connects Calheta and Ribeira Seca.

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