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Monuments in Funchal

Fortaleza e Palácio de São Lourenço

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Avenida de Zarco
9001-902, Funchal

Funchal

The name “Palácio de São Lourenço" refers to a monumental set that includes the Fortress, which construction started in the first half of the XVI century and concluded during the Filipino period, and the palace with the noble floor halls and from the last period of the XVIII century and the indoors gardens. It is now the official residence of the Republic Minister of Autonomous Region of Madeira.

Sé Catedral do Funchal

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Rua Doutor António José de Almeida
9000-067, Funchal

Funchal

This was the first church built in Funchal. It is gothic style, with Manueline and Moorish influences. Ten gothic arches connect the naves and the natural light comes from eight Manueline breaches at the main chapel. At the Santíssimo Chapel, decorated with XVIII and XIX styles, you enjoy a big painting from the XVII century representing the Last Supper. There are two mechanical clocks at the tower marking the rhythm of the city and its inhabitants.

Fortaleza de São João Baptista

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Calçada do Pico, 7
9000-203, Funchal

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Fortress built probably in 1600, to defend the city from the corsairs’ attacks. It was also a prison and a gunpowder storehouse. In the middle of the XX century it was delivered to the Navy that placed there the Armada Communications Centre.

Quinta Terreiro da Luta

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ER 103
9050, Funchal

Funchal

This former Train station is now working as a restaurant a space to organize marriages and other events. Here is a monument paying homage to Nossa Senhora da Paz (Our Lady of Peace), built in the sequence of the bombing of Funchal in 1917, by German submarines.

Palácio de São Pedro / Museu de História Natural do Funchal

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Rua da Mouraria, 31
9000, Funchal

Funchal

Building dated from the end of the XVIII century, the former residence of the Carvalhal Counts. The seven wicker balconies in forged iron and the portal sided by two iron lanterns are worthy of notice. It worked as a hotel, a college and international club and is now the property of the City Council and headquarters of Regional Archive of Madeira, the Municipal Library, the Museum and the Municipal aquarium of Funchal.

Edifício dos Paços do Concelho do Funchal

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Praça do Município
9000, Funchal

Funchal

Palace built in the XVII century and adapted to be the City hall in the end of the XIX century. It was profoundly remodelled in the 1940s. All the entrance set and the accesses are decorated with glazed tile panels from 1940.

Quinta Vigia / Presidência do Governo Regional / Antiga Quinta das Angústias

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Avenida do Infante, 1
9000, Funchal

Funchal

Palace with an irregular rectangular drawing, an addorsed mannerist chapel, dated from the XVI century. It is placed in a large and pleasant park with trees and walkways. It is the headquarters of the Madeira regional Government since 1984.

Quinta Florença

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Rua Nova de São João, 16
9000, Funchal

Funchal

Farm set on a slope where the manor house comes forth with two floors from the middle of the XX. It was restored in 1960 and is now a private residence.

Palácio dos Cônsules

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Rua da Conceição, 29
9000, Funchal

Funchal

Large baroque palace with a three floors rectangular plant, built in the XVII century. The ground floor has shops and storehouses and the 1st floor services, among which the Juvenile Court of Funchal.

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