This a replica of Christopher Columbus’s Flag ship “ THE SANTA MARIA “ ... it was built on the island of Madeira (July 1997-Jully 1998) in the fishing village of Camara de Lobos by Robert Wijntje, a dutchman and by local craftsmen, to celebrate Columbus’s journey across the Atlantic .... to discover, what they believed was the Indies in Asia .... but in fact they discovered the Caribbean and were the first European to set foot on the American soil.
Funchal, Lackierte Türen, Wie, Santa Maria, Erde, Portugal, Holz, As, Land
Porto Santo • "Christopher Columbus honeymooned there and pirates plundered it over the centuries, but few people seem to go to Porto Santo these days. One of Europe's most unspoiled stretches of beach, this tiny dry island 350 miles west of Morocco belongs to Portugal and forms part of the same volcanic Atlantic chain as Madeira -- but is a world apart." -A Hideaway in the Madeiras, Judith Matloff