Discover the wonders of Portugal’s Madeira Islands until March 6

The Portugal Pavilion is dedicating this week to the Portuguese islands of Madeira, taking Expo visitors on a journey through their natural landscapes, culture and gastronomy, as well as a special exhibit dedicated to footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, provided by the CR7 Museum. 


Until March 6, the Portugal Pavilion is hosting a series of events, together with the Madeira Promotion Bureau (APM), to highlight Madeira as one of the world’s top island destinations.


Throughout the week visitors will be greeted by local women dressed in traditional costumes and a lush flower wall, which will serve as a backdrop for souvenir polaroid photos. The pavilion’s exhibition rooms will also pay tribute to the Portuguese professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and his Madeiran roots, giving football fans a chance to marvel at some of the player’s most iconic trophies, provided by the CR7 Museum, in the capital city of Funchal.

The Portugal Pavilion restaurant Al-Lusitano will also celebrate Madeira’s flavours, with a special menu that puts a modern twist on the island’s most traditional dishes. The menu will be on offer until March 12, and includes fish and seafood, meat skewers, various vegetables and fruits, as well as “Poncha”, a typical local drink, and the classic Madeira Wine.


Often nicknamed the “Pearl of the Atlantic”, Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago located in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal’s mainland. With warm, pleasant weather all year round, Madeira is known for its beautiful coastlines and unspoiled nature, exotic flora and fauna, as well as its rich culture and traditions.