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Casino da Madeira

Coordinates: 32°38′39.1″N 16°54′58.3″W / 32.644194°N 16.916194°W / 32.644194; -16.916194
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Casino da Madeira
Casino at night
Casino da Madeira is located in Madeira
Casino da Madeira
Location Funchal, Madeira
Address Av. Do Infante, 9004-513 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Opening date1976; 48 years ago (1976)
Casino typeLand-based
OwnerPestana Hotels and Resorts
Coordinates32°38′39.1″N 16°54′58.3″W / 32.644194°N 16.916194°W / 32.644194; -16.916194

Casino da Madeira (Casino of Madeira) is a casino located in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, which is part of the hotel Pestana Casino Park.[1] It was designed in 1966, but work did not begin until six years later, and it opened in 1976.

While popularly attributed to Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, it was in fact co-designed by Viana de Lima, a Portuguese architect from Esposende. In a 2007 interview with Expresso, Niemeyer revealed that he did not actually consider it to be his own project at all, but rather de Lima's. Niemeyer claimed that while he had provided the initial designs, they were subsequently modified.[2]


  1. ^ "Pestana Casino Park". Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  2. ^ Abreu, Carlos (6 December 2012). "Niemeyer negou autoria do seu único projeto em Portugal". Expresso. Retrieved 1 March 2024.

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Entrance to the casino is done in a Portuguese pavement style