Rali Vinho Madeira
The Madeira Wine Rally starts on the 30th of this month with more than 50 teams having entered. The opening ceremony and 1st Special Stage take place in Avenida Arriaga and Avenida do Mar in the centre of Funchal on Thursday evening (full program here). The event returns to Funchal to finish on Saturday. There will be some road closures over the three days (full list here). The Chairman of the event believes “We have an entry list with quantity and quality”.
Body recovered from Câmara de Lobos bay
The Journal da Madeira reports that a body was recovered yesterday from the bay at Câmara de Lobos. Reports say that the cadaver appeared to be that of a young man. It was later confirmed that local fisherman had, in fact, brought in the body of a 33 year-old male resident of Funchal.
IPMA, the Portuguese Met Office have warned that today (Monday), both Funchal and Porto Santo will have an extreme risk of exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV).
The Portugal News reports that users of the travel website Tripadvisor have rated Lisbon’s Oceanarium as the ‘Best in the World’ on a list of the top-25 aquariums. Lisbon beat off stiff competition from other renowned aquariums such as Georgia (USA), Valencia (Spain), Motobu-cho (Japan), Sentosa Island (Singapore), Dubai (UAE) and Cape Town (South Africa). Opened 17years ago, Lisbon Oceanarium, which has welcomed more than 19 million visitors, was also rated by voters as the number-one “must-have” experience while in Lisbon.