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Traffic Jams and Cordoned Off Areas

Although a boon to the island, the filming of Star Wars – The Acolyte has prevented many visitors from visiting Ponta de São Lourenço.  As such, many visitors chose to visit the Ponta do Rosto viewpoint, in Caniçal, which overlooks the north coast of Madeira.

However, the area soon became a traffic nightmare, and the security guard who was preventing traffic from entering the cordoned off zone also had to guide traffic in and out of the viewpoint area.

Speaking to tourists. JM reporters found that some were disgruntled about not being able to visit Cais do Sardinha, while others said there would be other opportunities.

Filming will take place mainly in Caniçal, Fanal, Ribeira da Janela, and Porto Moniz.

Samantha Gannon

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