Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Funchal is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Funchal a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Funchal.
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Rua do Aljube 13, 9000-067 Funchal, Portugal
In 1490s, Manuel I sent his architect to work on the design of the cathedral of Funchal.The church was built in Gothic style to appeal to the most powerful emotion whether springing from faith or from civic duty. This architecture created light, and air and became an awe-inspiring place of piety and worship. Lofty towers scaled new heights, allowin...
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Monte, Funchal, Madeira 9050-208, Portugal
In 1565 the wealthy families in Funchal created the parish of Nossa Senhora do Monte. It was a summer refuge for the nuveau riche. They constructed cottages along the hills. The mild climate attracted more settlers and finally in 1741 the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte was build. Nearly 2 centuries later, this became the final resting place for C...
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Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
The monastery was built with a clear vision. A vision of the raw mixture of pain, sweat, prayer, learning, reflecting, editing and dreaming. The constant turmoil begins to subside as you start to meditate, seated in stillness, pray for blessing and empowerment and enlightenment. The monastery of Santa Clara is just not another building but is a sac...
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Museu de Arte Sacra do Funchal, Rua do Bispo 21, 9000-073 Funchal
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Enter an era where artists portrayed robust, realistic and detailed perceptions of the world around him. Artistic vision either captured emotions from human subjects giving them perspective and proportions or everything painted had a spiritual presence. Paintings representing the ostentatious Baroque age, had classical deities, swirling from the ai...
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Rua de Sao Pedro, 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
Get away from the hustle and bustle of busy life and step into a calm and serene church. Find solace from the beauty of the architecture. It is surrounded by an air of calm, very peaceful to sit and contemplate. Down the years this church, Ireja De Sao Pedro, suffered wear and tear but its exterior still proudly displays the facade and the original...