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Top places to photograph in Madeira in 2024

These are the very best Madeira Instagram spots, curated by the PhotoHound team. If you've got limited time here, these are the must-see locations to shoot while you're in Madeira!

Fanal Laurisilva Forest

Fanal is located in the Laurisilva forest on Paúl da Serra. Several beautiful walks can be made in the area of Fanal, be sure to enjoy at least one!
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São Lourenço Viewpoint

This is one of the most famous photo spots on Madeira. Ponta de São Lourenço is situated on the west part of the island, which varies seasonally in terms of dryness. During winter months when this part of Madeira gets more rain, this area is full with flowers and lush greens. There are several viewpoints along the hike, perfect to watch both sunrises and sunsets. You can walk the whole trail of Vereda de Ponta de São Lourenço. It should take no more than 3 hours both ways and has many stops along the way where you can see the sun go down behind the island.
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25 Fontes Falls

The Levada das 25 Fontes is the most popular hike on the island of Madeira. The iconic levada trail leads hikers to the 25 fountains, which are the source of the levada. The weeping wall of 25 streams pours down into a pool where you can also take a refreshing dip in the cool water. The Risco Waterfall can be viewed from a viewpoint along the route.
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Eira do Serrado Viewpoint

The Eira do Serrado viewpoint, located in the mountainous interior of Madeira stands at an elevation of 1,095 m. It offers a fantastic panoramic view of the valley where the picturesque village of Curral das Freiras lies, and the majestic mountains of the central massif that surround it.
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Miradouro do Juncal

Miradouro do Juncal is a solution if you want to hide from the biggest crowds visiting Pico Areeiro. The view itself is just about 500 metres from the Pico Areeiro parking, but there is (almost) always a place for your tripod.
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We hope you enjoy photographing these great Madeira Instagram locations. We love seeing your images of the most Instagrammable places in Madeira, so make sure to share your images on PhotoHound and tag us on Instagram @photohound and hashtag #photohound for a chance to be featured.

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