Monuments, Churches, Chapels, Fortresses in Madeira Island

Monuments, Churches, Chapels, Fortresses in Madeira Island

Madeira and Porto Santo Islands are one of the ideal holiday destinations, due to its excellent geographical location, stunning sceneries, pleasant weather all year round and wonderful gastronomy. Besides, the Archipelago of Madeira is also well-known for its vast cultural heritage, customs and beliefs. When visiting the Archipelago, take the opportunity to discover magnificent historic buildings, namely churches, chapels, convents, forts and fortresses and museums. Some of them dates back to the colonization of the island. There are monuments designed in Gotic style, Manueline and Contemporary styles. Sé Cathedral is one of the most famous monuments in Madeira Island. This church is design in a Gotic style and has three naves. In Funchal city centre, you can see a wide variety of these Arquitectural styles, which makes Madeira Island a must see place. Besides, you can also find beautiful monuments in rural areas. Churches are visited by many locals and tourists, thanks to their richness and beautiful paintings. The most famous churches in the Archipelago are Sé (Cathedral), Colégio Church (São João Evangelista Church) (Funchal), Carmo Church (Funchal), São Pedro Church (Funchal), Santa Clara Church (Funchal), Holy Trinity Church (English Church), Nossa Senhora do Monte Church (Monte), São Sebastião Church (Câmara de Lobos), São Vicente Church (São Vicente) and Nossa Senhora da Piedade (Porto Santo). Chapels are also places worth of visiting. The main ones are Santa Catarina Chapel (Funchal), Almas Chapel (Funchal), São vicente Chapel (São Vicente), Nossa Senhora da Paz Chapel (Terreiro da Luta), Cristo Chapel (Machico), Nossa Senhora da Conceição Chapel (Câmara de Lobos), Nossa Senhora da Graça Chapel (Porto Santo), Espírito Santo Chapel (Porto Santo) and São Pedro Chapel (Porto Santo). Also don't miss a chance of visiting the convents, namley Santa Clara Convent (Funchal) and São Bernardino Convent (Câmara de Lobos). End your tour by visiting the forts and fortresses all over the islands. The most important ones are São Tiago Fort (Funchal), São Lourenço Fort (Funchal), Ribeira Brava Fort (Ribeira Brava), São João Baptista Fort (Machico), São Roque de Machico Fort (Machico), caniçal Fort (Caniçal), Santo António Fort (Paúl do Mar) são Jorge da Calheta Fort (Calheta) and São José da Ilha Fort (Porto Santo). These are all places worth of visiting during your stay in the Archipelago of Madeira. You also can stay in Madeira Rural countryside accommodations, staying near this monuments in rural  areas.

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