Igreja de São João Evangelista

Church and Historic Building in Funchal (Madeira)

Funchal Igreja Do Colegio
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The Igreja de São João Evangelista or Church of Saint John the Evangelistare, was part of the Jesuit Religious Order, as can be seen from the style on the main façade of the church. The temple dates back to 1624 and was completed in 1640.

The building features a striking façade characterized by three portals and numerous windows, all framed in black basalt. It is further adorned with four columns, each supporting marble statues. These elements are symmetrically flanked by two towers, aligned with the facade’s level. The interior of the building boasts a high nave, encircled by six chapels, and includes a false transept housing two additional chapels, along with a main chapel. The interior decoration is rich, with carved altars dating back to the 17th century, as well as paintings from the same era and subsequent periods. Adding to its historical charm, the sacristy walls are clad in blue and white tiles, also from the 17th century, creating a visually captivating and historically rich environment.

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Visiting Igreja de São João Evangelista

Address: Igreja de São João Evangelista / Igreja do Colégio, Largo do Colégio, Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 20 minutes

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