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Cathedral Se

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Address: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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A visit to Portugal's magnificent cathedral, dating from the 1400s, is a...

A visit to Portugal's magnificent cathedral, dating from the 1400s, is a must-see during a tour of Funchal.

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Tiled tower

When asking for directions to Cathedral Se, we were told to look for the tower and we'll find it. And find it we did! Like most of Portugal, the tower has tiles which glisten in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unusually simply presented for a catholic cathedral.the exterior has basalt window frames linked by white painted windows.

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Naples
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When asking for directions to Cathedral Se, we were told to look for the tower and we'll find it. And find it we did! Like most of Portugal, the tower has tiles which glisten in the sunlight. The inside of the cathedral is a little more sparse than and not as grandiose as other cathedrals in Europe. By comparison, it... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great old building to look around. Plenty of History on this Island all beit some hundreds of years old as oposed the Greek islands etc.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Stunning stark interior largely unaltered with beautiful altar pieces and side chapels.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is quite a landmark which can be seen ablove the surrounding town centre buildings. The interior is very pleasant and worth seeing. The church is closed for parrt of the day, particularly around lunchtime.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Central location and a very fine building, it is worth a look inside. Well maintained, tranquil and peaceful. Be sure to visit if you are in Funchal.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the Christmas Mass - everything one would expect in a beautiful cathedral. Easy access - hard seats - you might want to take a cushion.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a look around and found the inside highly attractive with fantastic nativity scene portrayal.

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a Roman Catholic by religion visiting Madeira for the first time over Christmas with my husband. The manger was very beautiful and awe inspiring.

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Funchal, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here you can sit down for some thoughts, it is peaceful and beautiful. The cathedral is easy to see though it is in the center of the town. Around the cathedral is often many people.

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