Porto Moniz Municipality in Madeira Island

Porto Moniz

Porto Moniz

Porto Moniz Municipality in Madeira Island

Porto Moniz has 82.93 km ² and 2711 inhabitants (2011), divided into 4 parishes.
The county was created on October 31, 1835, but was removed between 1849 and 1855, between 1867 and 1871 and between 1895 and 1898.
 
It is not precise the time that colonization began, but should not have been much later than the beginning of the third quarter of the fifteenth century. Francisco Moniz, the Elder is known as one of the earliest settlers, had land allotment and were the first in this place to constitute a core important residents with a populated farm which established and the chapel that he founded.
 
Francisco Moniz was noble and natural from Algarve, he was married on this island with Filipa Camara, Garcia Rodrigues Camara daughter, which was the natural son of the discoverer João Gonçalves Zarco.
Currently the municipality is well known for its natural pools, obligatory passage point for all tourists visiting the island.