(EN) Although from the very beginning of the settlement of the island we received many travelers here, the first tourists traveled to Madeira only in a business area, and the aspect of traveling through the ludic was still an unknown concept.Thus Madeira became, was truly a tourist destination in the late eighteenth century, when some English and German doctors prescribed their rich patients a visit to Madeira for the mild climate during the winter. At the beginning Madeira was a winter destination appreciated by the inhabitants of northern Europe. In the 20th century, with the global growth of tourism, Madeira became a tourist destination all year round with different charms depending on the time of year. This album intends to be the repository of all those hotels that so well served all those who visited us. In this album will appear not only those hotels of larger or smaller dimensions that have disappeared, but also those who still work among us, even having undergone the changes that have been dictated by the passage of time.
Hotel Savoy, imagem colocada no facebook por M-Diva Steiner Ornelas
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Fonte: AS ORIGENS DO TURISMO NA MADEIRA - Quintas e Hotéis do Acervo da Photographia Museu – Vicentes, Rui Campos Matos.