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but sadly it was shut all day we were there. Even the tourist information and staff at the town hall were surprised the church, being such an important one for Machico was closed. On the outside tit was apparent the Church had a gothic/ Manueline...More
Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao is in the centre of Machico. It’s a lovely looking building with beautiful intricate decor inside. I like to light candles for those no longer with us whenever I visit churches. This church, like so many now, has an...More
at least there is more to see in machico than santa cruz the town is a little bit more vibrant and a bit bigger with more to see pleasant enough to walk around and the church was also very nice, you could spend a good...More
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