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Machico is the place where Zarco, the discoverer landed in Madeira for the first time in 1420, claiming for Portugal an island which was known by the sailors since ancient times.
In 1425, Zarco and his mate Tristão Teixeira were named governors of Madeira, the...More
We were told this 15th century church was the first built on Madeira. It doesn’t feel so old inside but the painted ceiling is beautiful and worth seeing. The altar is not too ornate in comparison with other Portuguese churches. An interesting visit.
This lovely 15th Century Church is located right in the centre of Machico. The interior is stunning, with a beautiful painted ceiling and lovely Baroque gilt Altarpiece. I’ve visited European Churches with so much gilt decoration that it has sometimes been a bit overwhelming for...More
Excellent trip ( dec.2015 ) unforgettable architecture , hight culture and friendliness , gorgeous weather all year round , sunny days full of paradise like experiences , it is just Madeira , British English present , just enjoy
The Parish Church of Machico dates from 1469 and the Architect and Master Mason involved in its construction were also responsible for building the Cathedral in Funchal and the Parish Church of Santa Cruz.
it is noted for the south door and the white marble...More
We visited the church, as it is beautiful outside and the inside is also worth a brief visit. The location of the church in the square gives it some importance. The flowers set out in front of the church, ready for the flower festival, was...More