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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Igreja de Sao Pedro

Igreja de Sao Pedro
Rua de Sao Pedro, 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
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Ranked #24 of 52 attractions in Funchal
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 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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“Beautifully decorated church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 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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