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Madeira Traditional Boots

Bota de Vilão Madeira Traditional Boots

Sturdy, durable and waterproof, these handmade boots were worn for many years by the people of Madeira as they enabled them to walk long distances.

Currently the boots are used more by folklore groups, but there are also some creative versions that have a more contemporary look.

Production has been on the decline, but you can still see how they are made in one of the remaining factories in Funchal.

banner Funchal, the capital of the Madeira archipelago, was declared a city in the 1500s, and became an important point between the old and new worlds. The laid-back city owes much of its historical prominence to the white gold, the Madeiran sugar. Today Funchal is known for its appealing temperatures, wine and crafts. Top spots to visit include the open Worker's Market, Blandy's Wine Lodge and the Sacred Art Museum. Friendly locals, walkable streets and cheap taxis make the city easy to get around. SEE ON TRIPADVISORseta Mapa Turístico do Funchal

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