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Culture and heritage

With 6 centuries of history, these islands are guardians of a rich cultural heritage. The offer is wide and of high quality, from beautiful buildings such as churches and chapels, through the artistic interest of the monuments that coexist with the daily hustle and bustle of the city, to the museums and traditional cultural centres, which have inheritances from various origins.

 

They are starting points for a trip to the past, where you can discover some details of the history of these islands. Its relics include examples of Manueline, military and modernist architecture, paintings, furniture, sculptures, photography, porcelain, jewellery, among others.

 

In Funchal, the Baltazar Dias Theatre, built in 1888, is an important cultural focus and has a diverse agenda throughout the year.

 

In Calheta, the Mudas (Museum of Contemporary Art) was internationally awarded for its architecture and offers shows, conferences, plays, music concerts, as well as exhibitions.

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Busto de Cristóvão Colombo

Address:
Avenida Infante D. Henrique, Porto Santo

Câmara Municipal Santa Cruz

Address:
Praça Dr. João Abel de Freitas 9100-157 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz
Phone:
351291520100
Fax:
351291524062
Schedule:
Segunda -feira - Sexta-feira: 09:00- 15:30
Closed:
Fins de semana e feriados.

Capela da Madre de Deus

Address:
Sítio da Mãe de Deus - Caniço, Santa Cruz
Phone:
351291935660
Fax:
351291935739

Capela da Nazaré

Address:
Nazaré, Funchal

Capela de N. S. das Angústias

Address:
Av. do Infante, 1, 9050 – 547 Funchal, Funchal
Phone:
+351  291 214 660
Schedule:
Segunda - feira - Sexta - feira: 09:30 - 17:00
Closed:
Domingos e feriados.

Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda

Address:
Caminho velho da Ajuda, Funchal
Schedule:
Domingo: 9:30
Closed:

Capela de Nossa Senhora da Conceição

Address:
Senhora da Conceição, Câmara de Lobos

Capela de Nossa Senhora da Graça

Address:
ER 120, 9400-243 Porto Santo, Porto Santo
Phone:
351291982215