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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption: Tours & Tickets

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A visit to Portugal's magnificent cathedral, dating from the 1400s, is a must-see during a tour of Funchal.
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Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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We were lucky to have attended Mass here on our recent visit, and its was a touching and moving experience. Because it was celebrated in the vernacular, and our Portuguese is not strong, this didn't interfere with our enjoyment of this ceremony. The interior is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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We had a quick look round during a walking tour of Funchal. The cathedral is smaller than most as it was only ever designed as a church, and has a more modest interior than many of its catholic counterparts. It was still pleasant to see...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this Cathedral while walking around Funchal. It is amazing how beautiful these churches are. We used the spire of the Cathedral as a landmark to know where we were to find our way around.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

.............and then we found information about its opening hours. It's lovely; I'd feel badly about photographing during a service so we were lucky to find a time when it was open, but not working. Very, very nice, but in some ways not as grand as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Again, there was not a church that was not great to see. So much history, glass, art work. All just a wonderful sight.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2019

There was a service in progress. Out of respect didn't go in stood and looked through the open doors. It's a lovely building. Worth a visit religious or not.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gary B
Reviewed 9 October 2019

When on holiday I try to visit only one church and this happened to be the first I came across during my wanders around Funchal. It was built soon after the islands were colonised and one of the few town structures more or less intact...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

A tour of this church is a must if you are in Funchal. One of the oldest church on the island, just beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 135fatimal
Reviewed 16 August 2019

Loved this on our walk we did our own tour and this is ahain one of the beautiful experiences I like history, architecture and this is in a wonderful area to explore

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 812foxy
Reviewed 16 August 2019

Peaceful and not as commercial as many other cathedrals in the Western world. It was easy to pop in many times and reflect without interruption.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from pf12015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there We did a lot of research whilst on hols in Madeira, as tracing ancestors who we knew to be there 400 years ago. All the babies were baptised in the huge font which you can see in the Cathedral. The book you want is... More
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Response from ElisabeteDias | Reviewed this property |
Masses on sunday usualy are at 11 am and 5 pm. I would sugest you attend the english easter sunday service in the anglican holy trinity church in rua do quebra costas, funchal at 11 am. This is where all the english comunity... More