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Founded by royal charter of D. Sebastiao in 1569, the Jesuits' College of Funchal marked, throughout the centuries, the lives of the inhabitants of Madeira Island. For more than 400 years of history, it served a number of tenants, from British...more
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Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal, Madeira 9000-082, Portugal
The Jesuit College is now the administrative centre for the University of Madeira . The church, although part of the building, no longer belongs to the university and is completely independent of it.
The college was founded in 1569 and until the C19th was the...More
If you are in Madeira and even if you are not religious in any way a visit to this fantastic church is a must. Everybody who can should take time out to sit quietly in the pews to admire the hard work- commitment- skills- dedication-...More
We took 2 guided walking tours of Funchal (€10 each). The guides are volunteers and the money goes to help Erasmus students. We also took the self guided audio tour of the college and church. We were very fortunate to attend the wonderful performances by...More
Just wow, there was a service on when we arrived and the church was packed. We waited until it finished and wandered inside, it is stunning, so ornate, the gold, the paintings, statues, carvings, the craftsmanship was outstanding so beautiful.