Santa Maria - Madeira Portugal

This a replica of Christopher Columbus’s Flag ship “ THE SANTA MARIA “ ... it was built on the island of Madeira (July 1997-Jully 1998) in the fishing village of Camara de Lobos by Robert Wijntje, a dutchman and by local craftsmen, to celebrate Columbus’s journey across the Atlantic .... to discover, what they believed was the Indies in Asia .... but in fact they discovered the Caribbean and were the first European to set foot on the American soil.


Columbus (born in 1451) spent many years through the Portuguese Merchant navy in Porto Santo / Madeira and married Dona Filipa Perestrello e Moniz daughter of the first governor of Madeira.

  • coljay72 7y

    A Favourite! Very atmospheric.
  • *AB* 7y

    Love the ship, love the island...
  • Cris 7y

    so beautiful! i hope to see this one day.
  • Trev Grant 7y

    Great shot! So evocative of the past.
  • Marie-Thérèse PRO 7y

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  • Catherine A Mittinger 7y

    delightful composition -lovely picture
  • Heidi Dressendoerfer PRO 7y

    Awesome! When I see this photo I would like to go to Madeira for a small cruise on the wonderful ship!
  • eannuk 7y

    Great picture with the ship and the cliffs
  • oewimmie PRO 7y

    Nice to see, cause I was on that boat.
  • @rmando 7y

    Ahahahha....... Vi este barco sair do Porto do Funchal e não sabia o nome.
    Tenho várias fotos dele... daqui a dias coloco algumas.

    Esta sua foto ficou maravilha.

    Boa semana.
  • richardsonmichael13 7y

    What a beautiful pic
  • christine 7y

    amazing. next time we are there we have to check this out. lookin forward to it. great shot.
  • Maresa 7y

    molto bella!!!
  • mag2003... PRO 6y

    A lovely capture of this ship, that we have often seen when staying in Funchal, beautiful city and climate.....
  • aberdeen_sandra 6y

    Welcome back Madeira, nice to see your amazing photos again.
  • nix6658 6y

    Hallo das schiff ist wohl ein begehrtes Motive

  • Carlos Lopes 6y

    Ora aqui temos uma caravela a motor, como se pode ver está navegar sem velas.
  • Giusal 6y

    I've been on the Santa Maria, it's a nice ride. If anyone wants to go during the summer, I recommend that you wear a bathing suit -- you can plunge in an area where the water is crystal-clear.
  • zyberchema PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Camara de Lobos, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • blues 3y

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