Explore Machico historic bay live through this moving PTZ streaming webcam at the Forum Machico Cultural centre, in partnership with Câmara Municipal de Machico, from where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Promenade along the lovely pebble beach 'Praia de S. Roque' and pier. The golden sandy beach 'Praia da Banda d’Além', a close-up of Pico do Facho and Fort of São João Baptista (being transformed into a hotel) next to the marina, including close-ups of Desertas Islands and Ponta de São Lourenço.
Moving back to the centre of the city is the ancient triangular shaped fortress 'Forte de Nossa Senhora do Amparo' built in 17th century to defend the Machico beach. This area around the fortress and promenade is where many of the events take place, such as the popular MIUT finish line, the famous historic medieval market (Mercado Quinhentista) every year in June, and the Machico Gastronomic Fair in the summer. A children’s park and the Municipal Gardens can also be seen here and to the right is Hotel Dom Pedro, São Roque Chapel and a close-up towards the viewpoint Miradouro Francisco Alvares Nóbrega.