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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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Igreja Matriz do Caniço

Address:
Rua João Paulo II, 9125-132 Caniço, Santa Cruz
Phone:
351291935660
Fax:
351291935939

Igreja Matriz do Espírito Santo

Address:
Avenida Dom Manuel I (ER 101), Calheta
Phone:
351291822926
Fax:
351291824896
Schedule:
Terça -feira a Domingo :10:00 - 13:00 - 15:00 - 18:00
Closed:
Segunda-feira

Igreja Matriz do Porto Moniz

Address:
Vila do Porto Moniz, Porto Moniz

Igreja Nossa Senhora da Encarnação

Address:
Ribeira da Janela, Porto Moniz

Igreja Paroquial da Camacha

Address:
Camacha, Santa Cruz
Phone:
351291922125
Fax:
351291924070
Schedule:
Segunda - feira - Domingo : 09:00 - 17:00 (Inverno) - 09:00 - 18:00 (Verão)
Closed:

Igreja Paroquial de Nossa Senhora da Graça

Address:
Rua Cónego Agostinho Figueira de Faria, 23-29, Câmara de Lobos
Phone:
+351 291 945 241 / +351 291 948 966
Fax:
351291948986

Igreja Paroquial de Santa Cecília

Address:
Rua Condes Torre Bela, 13, Câmara de Lobos
Phone:
351291942123
Fax:
351291941741

Igreja São Bento

Address:
Rua Camacho 20, Ribeira Brava
Phone:
351291952172
Fax:
351291957958
Schedule:
Terça -feira a Domingo: 7:30 - 18:00
Closed:
Segunda-feira