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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

Go in past the beggars on the steps. Very impressive inside with ornate gold work. Unable to go right up to the altar as Communion was taking place. Got in just in time as once that was over the priest left and the building was...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful cathedral with amazingly ornate decorations throughout. Visited as a tourist but also went to a mass there which was wonderful, even though we had no idea what the priest was saying. worth a trip

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Conveniently located right in a center of Funchal. Go there and have lunch after that in one of the cute little restaurants or cafes of Funchal!

Thank Vladimir B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always worth visiting a cathedral in my view. This is smaller than a lot you would see in the world, but pretty non the less

Thank kevinnic57
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral sits at the heart of Funchal and is beautfuly decorated with fine knot work ceilings influenced by arabian artwork. I thought it was a peacful cathedral- a good place to compose one's thoughts away from the hubbub of funchal. Services are held regularly...More

Thank Aussie135
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its not as impressive and beautiful from the interior decor, as the Jesuit Church, but here you can feel the heart of Funchal beating.

Thank Maya_Travel_Director
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is absolutely beautiful.from the outside looks like a humble church but inside it is just wonderful.there is peace and beauty in one place. Don't forget to look at the ceiling

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Catholic mass can be long: feels long especially in Portugese! Nice for a quick look around as many other types of churches or religious building.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very special place to visit. It is only open at certain times and visitors are asked to leave during service. Inside you will find stunning artwork and sculptures.

Thank r0ckchick66
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cathedral looks plain from outside, nice inside. Quite dark but nicely decorated. It has great cedar wood ceilings, really architectural phenomenon.

Thank ewairenab
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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