Porto Santo

Câmara de Lobos

Fishing harbour known worldwide

Câmara de Lobos is one of the most picturesque locations on Madeira Island. It was undoubtedly one of the bays which sheltered the sailors that first disembarked on the island in the 15th century. The town developed as a fishing harbour and all the land in the council, from sea to mountain, is used to cultivate bananas and some of the most sought after grapes for making the famous Madeira Wine.
One of its claims to fame is a photo of Winston Churchill painting the bay of Câmara de Lobos. That image has travelled the world. On it one can see the statesman painting the canvas of fishing boats on land. The former British prime minister chose Madeira for a few weeks of tranquillity after the end of World War II.
Câmara de Lobos council has fantastic wine cellars and belvederes, such as Pico da Torre and Cabo Girão, which are the most visited.