Cathedral Se, Funchal

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#3 of 15 in Historic Sites in Funchal
One of Madeira's few surviving colonial-era churches, Cathedral Se serves as an intact example of Portuguese Gothic architecture. Visit the cathedral, opened in 1514, and admire its squat, sturdy construction featuring a bell tower and wide, arched doorway. You can wander the building's three interior naves, which are full of ornate wooden furniture and carvings and which feature a vaulted, wooden ceiling. You'll find that the backs of the chairs are themselves are adorned with depictions of religious figures. Don't miss seeing the silver cross of King Manuel, one of the best-preserved and most well-regarded pieces of its kind from that era in Portugal's history. Use our Funchal online day trip planner to visit Cathedral Se on your trip to Funchal, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A beautiful Cathedral of manuelien style beautiful interior with ornament worked A see if you go to funchal
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  • Went to mass here and was a wonderful experience, a few words in English for the tourists was a nice touch.  more »
  • Beautiful simple exterior and ornate interior. Impressive and very interesting range of altars. Lovely tile pictures at entrances.  more »
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  • New apartments, very well located, close to everything, very welcoming. The porch at a view of Mount is fabulous, to wake up and in the evening. The sympathy of the King Louis passes not indifferent. I strongly recommend.
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