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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

Closes for a long period at lunch. Opens again at 3:00 or 4:00. The altar is very ornate but the rest of the cathedral is quite simple. I thought the rose window was too modern and took away from the beauty of the altar.

Thank Lesterbeach
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Se is a huge and very impressive. It gives you a grand appreciation of the importance of religious life in Madeira (and I am not a Christian).

Thank nadi O o
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely looking building outside but truly beautiful inside. Well worth visiting as it costs nothing but please give a donation on the way out and remember it is a working church so show some respect to those using it when visiting.

Thank René Andre B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful church with an interesting history. It was quite embarassing to see tourists who are welcome to enter during a service, taking photos with no thought for those in prayer and no respect for the builing in which they are in. These...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An ancient building. The ceilings are quite marvellous - take time to sit down and soak up the 'atmosphere'

Thank jd2412
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another impressive cathedral. We never stop wondering how much people are willing to sacrifice for all the art, building efforts and collection of artifacts. As we said earlier, we miss some more respect from the visitors for the sacred room. Why talk som loudly? Still,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A misleading plain exterior but a lovely interior lined with statues, paintings and gold covered chapels. Lovely to be able to sit at the back as a service was in progress to appreciate the atmosphere.

Thank TonyDodgson
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s suroringly modest fir a cathedral, but this adds to its appeal. It’s an active place of worship, which adds to the atmosphere of it, and it has an amazing high altar and other craftsmanship. It has regular Masses in Portuguese, and although I don’t...More

Thank cakeguy2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although there was nothing outstanding about the cathedral it was wort visiting. A nice interior and a possibility to get some peace and quiet.

Thank Ingrid49_12
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church was very crowded on Saturday and Sunday for a service.......noon on Sunday it was so beautiful with the priest giving the service. Just looking at the statues were super .

Thank carol w
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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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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
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