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Quintinha São João Blog

Daily News & Little Secrets


The traditional “Missas do Parto” in Madeira

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-16 14:32

You are under the wrong impression if you think that Christmas time on the Island of Madeira is just a celebration of the birth of Baby Jesus. We are a bit more festive and convivial for that and have decided to commemorate some of these a few days early. In all the parishes of the Diocese of Funchal “novenas” of spiritual preparation for Christmas are celebrated and are known as the “Missas do...


Christmas lights on the Island of Madeira

Permalink - Posted on 2019-11-18 10:03

From the 1st December onwards, the streets of Funchal start dressing up for the big day, as if they are preparing for a Gala. They are getting ready to shine and sparkle through the month of December until mid-January. This is why it is called the Party Month! It is, however, on the 8th December that everything transforms itself. This is the official date that all the Christmas illuminations are...


How lucky am I to work in the Quintinha de São João?!

Permalink - Posted on 2019-09-19 12:58

I am the lucky one! I am lucky in knowing the Quintinha. I am lucky in being aware of the huge amount of green space in which it nestles. I am lucky enough to have got to know each and every nook and cranny. Lucky in feeling the love that dwells within. And in feeling the loss of all those who have passed through our doors. Without realising it, the Quintinha has been part of me even before I knew...


GuestBook #1

Permalink - Posted on 2018-02-07 16:01

The QSJ has been our holiday home since 2000 and we really feel part of the family here. However, the welcome was as great on our first visit as it was this year on our 22nd. Many of the original staff, now our friends, look after us so well without ostentation. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they know our preferences and dietary needs without any prompting. We have our favorite suite...


Welcome to our new Website!

Permalink - Posted on 2018-02-07 15:41

It has been a long time coming…..too long in fact. The end result we must confess, however, is something we are incredibly proud of and has proved well worth waiting for. Finally, our new site sees the light of day, with an image that we hope you will find appealing and which we hope will help to sell our Quintinha de São João to all those considering spending their holiday in Madeira.