©

Sao Vicente trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Sao Vicente

(3.5/5 based on 700+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: nature, museums
São Vicente is a municipality along the north-west coast of the island of Madeira.HistoryThe first human visitors to São Vicente appeared in the middle of the 15th century, colonizing the area much later than the settlers in the southern part of the island, owing to its fertility. This area of the island, due to its steep escarpments and deep river-valleys made early settlement difficult. The first settlers appeared in the areas of São Vicente and Ponta Delgada, respectively.The progressive growth of its population lead to dis-annexation of São Vicente from the Captaincy of Machico, and elevation to municipal seat by royal charter on 23 August 1774. At that time the parishes of Porto Moniz, Seixal, Arco de São Jorge and São Jorge where under the administration of the municipal authority.In 1835, the restructuring of municipal government under the Liberal reformer Mouzinho da Silveira lead to the creation of two new municipalities (Santana and Porto Moniz) along the northern coast of Madeira, which reduced the area of São Vicente. But, by 1867, under decree it reverted to its former dimensions. In 1898, with the re-establishment of the former municipalities São Vicente began to function within the current territorial area.LegendA legend exists that the toponomic name of the region, developed from an incident where Saint Vincent of Saragossa appeared in a rocky cove near the mouth of the river. Consequently, the settlers constructed a small chapel to the saint, owing to the great devotion to his personage.GeographySão Vicente is located west of Santana and Machico and east of Porto Moniz, linked by roadway to Santana and the western part of the island.
Our Portugal itinerary planner allows you to schedule your trip to Sao Vicente, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Sao Vicente

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Sao Vicente:
Parks, nature, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, scenic drive
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, water activities, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Adventure, beaches
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Madeira

22 days in Japan, Greece & Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Funchal & Lisbon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar BY A USER FROM ITALY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Funchal BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Madeira & Switzerland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Switzerland & Madeira BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Switzerland & Madeira BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News