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The Cathedral
Sé Catedral
Built from 1493 until 1514, the Cathedral has one of the most beautiful wooden carved ceilings of Portugal. The beauty of its architecture was inspired by the Hispano-Arabic and Gothic-Romanesque styles.

The bishop’s throne in the chancel was inspired in Flemish style, the main door is gothic and the 17 th century guilt carved wood gold has some of the architectural features of the Manueline style. 





Location:Rua do Aljube 13
9000-067 Tendeira
291 230 091 
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 11:00 and from 16:00 to 17:45



Church of Carmo
Igreja do Carmo
The Church of Carmo was built in the mid-18th century but has been altered over the years. This church contains some of the most beautiful gold altar vessels and images from 17th and 18th centuries.

It´s walls are covered with fine 18th century illustrated tiles and baroque carvings.







Location:Calçada de Santa Clara
9000-098 Funchal
291 211 000 ‎



São João EVANGELIST CHURCH (College Church)

São João Evangelist Church, commonly known as “The College Church” (Igreja do Colégio), was part of São João Evangelist College, built by the Jesuits. Its construction started in 1629, but it was only finished on the 1st half of the 18 century. This is a good example of the typical Jesuits´ Temple, with an ample nave transept and a spacious main chapel. Inside we can admire fresco-painting, recently discovered.

At the College Square (Largo do Colégio), locally known as the Municipal Square (Largo do Município), it is also possible to visit Paços do Concelho do Funchal, a beautiful and imposing building, dated from the 18th century that belonged to Carvalhal Earl, before it was acquire by Funchal’s Town Hall in 1883.


Monday to Saturday – 17h00
Sunday – 10h00/12h00/19h30
Location:Rua dos Ferreiros 105
Telephone: 00351 291 233534
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são Pedro Church
igreja s pedro 3Fonte: DRAC/DSPC
The Church was built in 1743. The interior of the church is decorated with glazed tiles from the 17th century, which cover most of the walls of the nave, chancel and sacristies.

Location: Rua de São Pedro No.1
Telephone: 291222523

Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 
9:00 to 12:00 and  15:00 to 17:00
10:00 to 13:00

santa Clara Church
santa clara igreja
Santa Clara´s Church, dated from the 15th century, was built by the order of João Gonçalves Zarco. It was increased towards the end of that century and was integrated in the Convent of Santa Clara.








Location: Calçada de Santa Clara

Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00

Anglican Church / English Church
Igreja Inglesa
Built in 1822, the Anglican Church in Funchal has a square plant, a classic façade and four columns headed by a gracefully painted dome.
Location: Rua do Quebra Costa Nº 18/20
9000-034 Funchal
Telephone: 00351 291220674

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 17:00
Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 13.00

Church of Nossa Senhora do Socorro / São Tiago Church
Igreja do Socorro - DRAC
The Church of Socorro / São Tiago Church, located in the Socorro Square (Largo do Socorro), is associated to a vow to São Tiago made by the Funchal population, When a pandemic pledge occurred in the Island in 1523. Upon this vow, an image of São Tiago was placed in the Church of Nossa Senhora do Calhau (Mother-Church of Santa Maria Maior), located on the bank side of the river of João Gomes.
This church was destroyed by the alluvium in 1803. The church located in the Socorro Square, completed in 1768, hosted the image of São Tiago and became the Mother- Church of Santa Maria Maior. 
Location:Largo de Santa Maria Maior
9050-160 FUNCHAL
Telephone: 00351 291 220 550
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday from 09:30 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00



Corpo Santo CHAPEL
Capela do Corpo Santo
This chapel, built in the 15th century, was built thanks to the devotion of the fishermen of this Area. Although it has been altered, it is one of the few surviving buildings from the 15th century. It maintains the original Gothic portal. 







Location: Rua Bela de São Tiago
9060 Funchal
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

chapel of Boa Viagem
Capela da Boa Viagem
This chapel was built by Captain Manuel Gomes de Bulhões, Knight of the Order of São Bento of Aviz, in the 17th century. This property was closed for worship in the early 20th century.
Today, belonging to the Municipality of Funchal, this chapel contains artwork with sacred motives doneby the Madeiran painter Henrique Franco.
Location:Rua da Boa Viagem
9060 Funchal

Processional chapel
Passo da Procissão
This small oratory is associated with an ancient tradition, called Procession of Senhor dos Passos. This procession departed from the São João Envagelist Church all the way until the Church of Socorro, through out this procession the followers would stop at these oratories.

This oratory still holds altarpieces allusive to the Passion of Christ.







Rua de Santa Maria, nº88
9060 Funchal


Chapel of Poor Souls (Almas Pobres)
Capela das Almas Pobres
According to tradition, this chapel was build in 1781 by someone who, at this same location, escaped an attempted murder and who showed gratitude to the souls in Purgatory.

Inside one can only see an altarpiece with painted carvings, representing the souls in Purgatory.  




Location: Travessa das Capuchinhas (less than 100 meters from the Convent of Santa Clara)

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – 14:00 to 17:00
Wednesday – 09:00 to 11:00
Thursday – 14:00 to 17:00


Chapel of São Paulo
Capela de São Paulo
It was the first whitewashed stone church built in the island in 1426, later in 1871 it was completely rebuilt.







Location: Rua de São Paulo No. 286
9000-190 Funchal

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday
19:00 to 20:30


santa Catarina Chapel
CapelaSantaCatarinaFonte: DRAC/DSPC
Santa Catarina Chapel was founded in 1425, in the early settlement of the island, at the behest of D. Constança, wife of João Gonçalves Zarco, first donee captain of Funchal.

In this chapel, which was the first religious temple erected in Madeira, one can find precious vestiges of the Manueline architecture, namely the Cross of Christ, the ashlar stone holy water font and a bell tower. At the end of the 17th century, the chapel underwent through a transformation and the mannerist porch was introduced. Later on, at the end of the 18th century, the altarpiece of the chapel was built in a neoclassical style, when of the refurbishment of its interior.


Location: Parque de Santa Catarina
9000-015 Funchal

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday
09:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 17:00


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