Madeira: Culture and Arts

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Madeira Culture and Arts

Madeira has made one significant contribution to world culture in the form of the ukelele! But there is more art and culture available to the visitor to Madeira in the shape of Gothic and Baroque architecture and some pieces of art in the island’s museum. Listen out for a xaramba band, a Madeiran collection of singers and musicians playing instruments unique to this kind of music. Folk dancing can also be seen at village festivals in Madeira – rather than ‘tourist’ evenings at hotels. Embroidery and wicker work are popular crafts and can be found in many shops in Madeira.