Funchal Cathedral

In the heart of the historic part of Funchal stands the cathedral (Sé do Funchal) which is the most impressive of Madeira's religious edifices. From outside the simple rough white stucco and brownish basalt is not all that impressive, but after entering through the Gothic portal there is plenty to admire. The ceiling, for instance, is Moorish carved cedar inlaid with ivory, and behind the Baroque altar are paintings by Flemish and Portuguese artists.

Address: Rua do Aljube

Telephone: 291 228 156

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 7am to 1pm, and 4pm to 7pm; Sundays 8am to 8.30pm

Admission: Free; donation suggested