THE CONVENTO DE SANTA CLARA

Dating from the 15TH century, was ordered to build by João Gonçalves Zarco, the discoverer of Madeira and the first donee of Funchal. The space was expanded at the end of the same century, to integrated the Church of Santa Clara, hence possess artistic and architectural elements of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

From the primitive construction preserves Gothic marble portal and the graves of John Goncalves Zarco and family (wife, son, daughter and son-in-law). The silver shrine, by goldsmiths in 1671, the Madeiran decorative painting and coating tiled of the Church, call Marvilla patern, considered unique in Madeira, and the more complex set of carpet from Portuguese manufactoring. The convent belonged originally to a cloistered order but is currently open to visitors, and you can visit the Gothic cloister, the ornate chapels and nave of the Church.


CityFunchal AddressCalçada de Santa Clara 15, 9000-036 Funchal LinkCM Funchal