In the vicinity of Madeira's Parliament, flanked by the oldest cafes on the island and overlooking the central walkway of Avenida Arriaga, we find the beautiful Cathedral of Madeira, a masterpiece dated of 1514 with Hispano-Arabic and Roman-Gothic architectural lines, ordered by D. Manuel I.
Enjoy its façade, the front door of Gothic lines, the beautiful ceiling - one of the richest of all the churches in the country, worked in wood from the island and the stalls of the main chapel, based on the Flemish style, whose seats exhibit saints, prophets and apostles in sixteenth century costumes. Note all the Gothic lines and pieces of seventeenth century gilded carving that show beautiful architectural features of the Manueline Style.
Deserves a closer look the altarpiece of the main chapel ordered perform by King Manuel I, built between 1510-1515, valued with a unique gothic over-sky, which is of inestimable historical value. Also like the processional cross offered by the king, an implement of worship in silver which is considered one of the masterpieces of Manueline Portuguese jewellery.
Visit also the Chapel of Santíssimo, decorated in the style of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, where you may admire a large painting of the seventeenth century, representing the Last Supper of Christ.
The Cathedral of Funchal was classified as National Monument in early 1910.