However this little church has no amazing decoration, the memorial of Charles, the last ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the central location, and the breathtaking panoramic view to the Funchal Bay makes it the most visited landmark of Monte.
The last monarch of the House of Habsburg spent his last days in exile in Madeira far from the storms of his once Central-European lands. Some years ago he was beatificated by the Roman Catholic Church, so pilgrimage is more frequent now. (However it was September, the place was a bit overcrowded.)
Nice cafes and amazing gardens surround the site with fields of agapathus and other exotic flowers. The traditional toboggan run also starts close to the church, do not miss.
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