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Carros Cestos Madeira

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Carros Cestos is certainly one of the first images that comes to mind when you think of Madeira.

 

Cars, made of wicker, will bring you from Monte to downtown in record time and it is a unique experience that you will find only in Madeira! Do not have qualms and do not worry, the "Carreiros" (drivers) now use a van to go up all these cars.

 

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At first those cars were used to carry goods (fruit and vegetables).The arrival of English tourists made it a tourist attraction. If you fear for your safety, look at the "Carreiros ‘shoes": they are cut into the tire and will ensure the greatest security! While waiting for the tourists, the Carreiros play cards and the scene is really worth watching.

 


 

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