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“Spot of calm”

Igreja de Sao Pedro
Ranked #55 of 148 things to do in Funchal
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Croydon
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5 reviews
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“Spot of calm”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

This was another surprise find on a wander about. It's a small but very ornate church, the chandeliers and paintings are great. There's always an air of calm in a church and it's good to stop and be peaceful every now and then. The view of the houses and rooftops is great from the top. Cool and grounding.

Visited August 2013
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essex
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“Lovely church”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We found this church by accident and were so pleased we did! Very pretty interia and peaceful. The climb to the roof is well worth it for the wonderful views over the roof tops.

Visited June 2013
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Funchal
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“Beautiful and peaceful”
Reviewed 29 November 2012

A beautiful little church and a Funchal must do...close to the centre. Go after 3pm to be on the safe side. We recently had the pleasure of listening to the young choir practising...wow! If you would like a little quiet time do go and enjoy the calm, paintings and carvings

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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565 reviews
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 15 November 2012

We visited Funchal during a cruise to the Azores and Canaries and had pre-booked a rental car to get around the island.
We spent some few hours during the afternoon walking around this interesting city and the Cathedral was one of the sights we wanted to see.
Whilst the exterior may not be spectacular the inside certainly is with cedar ceilings, gold inlays and Flemish paintings around the walls.
It is actually located quite near the local market which is also worth a visit, especially the fish wholesale section.

Visited October 2012
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Oxford, England
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“Beautifully decorated church”
Reviewed 25 October 2012

You can stop off here whilst walking uphill to Quinta das Cruzes/Museu Frederico. Its also quite near the Sacred Art Musuem. Filled with gilded woodwork framing scenes from the Life of Christ and rustic scenes of angels reaping corn, gathering grapes as ingredients for the Last Supper. The nave ceiling is decorated with patterns of roses, lilies and columbines. Glazed tiles from the 17th century cover almost all the interior walls from the bottom to the top. If you walk up the hill and look back you can see the church tower decorated with colourful tiles.

Visited October 2012
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