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The Quinhentista Market in Machico is well worth going to.

Going back to the old days, the best day to visit is Saturday at 5pm the Santa Maria will come to shore and the procession will start.

Los of stalls selling food drink and gifts. You buy a clay cup for your drinks which you can then refil at the different stalls, and it makes a nice souvenir.

This is one I have from a previous year.

A translation for the Program below

Taken From Acontece Madeira

From June 2 to 4, 2017, in Machico , the 16th Century Market is held with the theme ” A Contsrução Naval “.


QUALHENTIST MARKET 2017 (12th edition)

Theme: Naval Construction
Date: June 2, 3 and 4


JUNE 2 – “Naval Office”

16:00 – Official opening and visit of the entities to the market stalls 17:00 – Animation
(music, dance, theater, saltimbancos …)
19:00 – Dramatizations of the period
21: 00h – Courting of the Naval Carpenters, Calafates and others Mesteres
(Misericórdia, Rua da Árvore, Ribeirinho, Alameda, Palco, São Roque)
23:30 – Fire
Show 24:00 – Closure

JUNE 3 – “Nau from the House of Welser”

16: 00h – Reopening of the market
16: 30h – Arrival of the Nau de Lucas Rem
17: 00h – Procession of the Merchants of Sugar and other Mercancias
(Pier of S. Roque, R. Ribeirinho, R. Tree, Stage)
19: 00h – Horse
21:00 – Animation (music, dance, theater, mountaineers …) 22: 00h – Toadas and galleries in honor of the Teixeira
23:30 – Fire Show
24: 00h – Closing

JUNE 4 – “Machico on the Armed Route”

16:00 – Market reopening 17:00 – Court of
the Captain of the Donate
18:00 – Role plays
19:00 – Horse Tour
20:30 – Rhapsody of bagpipers and pumps
22:00 – Closing

Other activities:

May 20 – XI Colloquium of the 16th Century Mercado “A Construção Naval” – Machico Forum
05/05 to 05/21 – MQ Exhibition at La Vie Shopping Center
22/05 to 04/06 – Exhibition of the Navy Museum – Machico Forum
1 de June – Concert of the Conservatory of Arts of Madeira – extension of Machico