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Parque Biosfera, Santana, Madeira, 2019[open in full screen]  

 
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The Biosphere Monument is integrated in the Biosphere Garden, a garden that was created to perpetuate the memory of the award of the "UNESCO Biosphere Reserve" award to the city of Santana in December 2011, recognizing the richness of an ecosystem where it seeks to reconcile biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use.

  Inaugurated by president Alberto Joao Cardoso Gosalves Jardim in March 2012, the Biosphere Monument is made by the sculptor Luís Paixão from Madeira and intends to portray the interconnection of the planet Earth, in its spherical form, with the human being, in this case, represented by a female figure. The basis of all sculpture rests on the element of water, the source of life. Garden is extension of the space around the church and one very interesting example of modern architecture.   Santana on the north side of the Madeira Island, high on the hill overlooking the ocean is more village that the city, with loot of greenery explaining why this area deserved recognition for ecosystem conservation. It is otherwise known for its picturesque colorful traditional houses that are saved and revitalized. Three photo in the last row bellow are from that area of the town.

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