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Levada das 25 Fontes, Madeira.

Alongside its natural beauty, Madeira has another no less surprising beauty to offer: its great network of irrigation channels — the Levadas.

These waterways are a living reminder of the titanic effort of past generations to distribute the abundant water that flows from springs at the top of the mountains amongst the slopes and valleys. Nowadays the Levadas stretch over 2000 kilometers providing a remarkable network of walking paths that lead you into the heart of the island.