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Churches & Chapels

Madeira Churches & Chapels

In Madeira, the churches are a real attraction, given the preciousness of their heritage and the richness of their interiors. These are decorated with impressive, detailed designs, many of them carefully hand painted.

Among the most important temples of the island, are the Sé Cathedral, the Churches of Colégio, Carmo and Santa Clara, the church of Nossa Senhora do Monte, all of which are located in Funchal; the Church of St. Sebastião in Câmara de Lobos; the Church of Santa Cruz, in Santa Cruz; and the Church of Nossa Senhora da Piedade in Porto Santo.

The Cathedral was the first temple of Funchal to be built. This Manueline church hosts a processional cross, offered by King Manuel I, which is considered one of the masterpieces of Manueline Portuguese jewellery. Yet the baroque Church of Socorro dates from the 18th century and the Church of Santa Luzia displays fabulous paintings from the 17th century.

Penha de França Chapel
Penha de França Chapel

Rua Penha de França

Sé, Funchal

Sagrado Coração de Jesus Church (Boa Nova Church)
Sagrado Coração de Jesus Church (Boa Nova Church)

Estrada da Boa Nova

Santa Maria Maior, Funchal

São Gonçalo Churche
São Gonçalo Churche

Rua da Igreja

São Gonçalo, Funchal

Nossa Senhora da Piedade Chapel
Nossa Senhora da Piedade Chapel

Rua das Cruzes

São Pedro, Funchal

Alamos Parish Church
Alamos Parish Church

Caminho Azinhaga 3

Santo António, Funchal

São Roque Church
São Roque Church

Caminho do Lombo Segundo

São Roque, Funchal

Boa Viagem Chapel / Nossa Senhora do Monte das Oliveiras chapel
Boa Viagem Chapel / Nossa Senhora do Monte das Oliveiras chapel

Rua da Boa Viagem

Santa Maria Maior, Funchal

Almas Pobres Chapel
Almas Pobres Chapel

Travessa das Capuchinhas

São Pedro, Funchal

Santana Chapel
Santana Chapel

Caminho de Santana

São Roque, Funchal

Nossa Senhora da Conceição Chapel
Nossa Senhora da Conceição Chapel

Rua da Carreira

São Pedro, Funchal

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