Funchal is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Funchal one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Funchal is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Funchal or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Funchal. Explore the historical monuments of Funchal with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Funchal guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Funchal page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Funchal landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of 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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Praça da Autonomia, 9000-079 Funchal, Portugal
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Praça da Autonomia is a historical monument in Funchal, Portugal. It is not missed frequently, as its height is very conspicuous. The tall statue overlooks the waters, and the blue waters go well with the colour of the structure. Easily accessible, you can spend some quiet moments here. The square is by the waters and so, you can gaze at the...
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Caminho do Monte, 174, 9050-288 Funchal
09:30 am - 03:30 pm
Immerse yourself in the wonder of Nature in the green kingdom of plants and shrubs knitted tightly like a strand in a massive web of life. The scent of Azaleas and Orchids drift through the air, stirring your senses. Ponds with stepping stones and bridges lie like a blue plate, pulsating with koi and carp. Every trail takes you down Mother Nature&r...
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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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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...