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Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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A visit to Portugal's magnificent cathedral, dating from the 1400s, is a must-see during a tour of Funchal.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The church is located at the end of street having several very good cafes. That's why we dropped in to see the interior. It has wonderful three dimensional "paintings" carved out of tree. Even so the most striking feature are the electric candles that light...More

Thank Matti H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not one of the more extraordinary cathedrals that we visited in Portugal, but it is easy and quick to see in city center and worth a stop if you are in the area.

Thank tjtjtj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure that you don't visit between 11am & 3pm as it will be either closed or there will be a mass taking place. Homeless people beg outside - I'm not religious but I do believe that Jesus would want you to give them a...More

Thank Charlotte L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The interior is fairly plain which in some ways is a positive however for a cathedral I would expect a little bit more but it is still worth a visit.

Thank alannsarah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral of Funchal. There is not much to see, but you should have a look if you want to see something different, because the churches in Madeira are quire unique.

Thank Kristina A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chapel not far away from our hotel in the old town. Small beautifully kept - peaceful and ab,e to sit and reflect

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Note this is only open some of the time for tourists morning and part of afternoon. It is however a place that of worship and should be treated in a manner that is respectful .

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 14 June 2017

If you like to relax in the shadow,and at the sametime feel the divine emotion close to God,you must visit this place.

Thank perchristiansen53
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were lucky to view the interior after the mass.So many beautiful paintings and statues.This was our second visit.

Thank LPY39
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Beautiful catedral with more than 500´s years of history. Very whell conserved and restaured. Worth a visit!

Thank Coniclo16
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Response from pf12015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there We did a lot of research whilst on hols in Madeira, as tracing ancestors who we knew to be there 400 years ago. All the babies were baptised in the huge font which you can see in the Cathedral. The book you want is... More
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Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is...Its is Gold Paper, some call it gold Plating...
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Response from ElisabeteDias | Reviewed this property |
Masses on sunday usualy are at 11 am and 5 pm. I would sugest you attend the english easter sunday service in the anglican holy trinity church in rua do quebra costas, funchal at 11 am. This is where all the english comunity... More