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Laurissilva Forest

Madeira island has a unique treasure that you can discover ... imagine yourself in a forest that has existed for millions of years, so old, since the time when there was no civilization on our planet, full of stillness and a pulsing green that emanates life .
It has been classified as a World Heritage by UNESCO since 1999, and in 2011, under the dominion of "São Vicente: In the Heart of Laurissilva" was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal.
The word Laurissilva is derived from the Latin laurus (laurel) and silva (forest), but this forest is much more than just the laurel forest, Laurissilva is characterized by being a humid subtropical forest with a rich and diversified ecosystem, dating back to the Tertiary Age, with 20 million years.


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