Calhau de São Jorge Ruins | Madeira
These 16th century ruins on the north side of Madeira were an amazing site that we stumbled upon. Mike found these ruins while he was out for a trail run and couldn't believe how cool they were! He took Whitney and I back to check them out the next day. There is not a lot of information online about how to find the ruins which makes them even cooler! It is not a touristy destination but there are prominent paths in the area that lead you around the ruins. Click here for the google maps pin for the location of the ruins. Click here for a good place to park and access the trail. The trail takes you down a path, across a bridge, and to the coast where the ruins are. You can hike out and back in about 1 hour.