Heritage in São Vicente
Highlighting in São Vicente, Cal Route is something that requires your visit, however, the religious heritage invites the entrance in churches to observe an entire ornamental strategy that requires more attention to detail.
Museum Centre – Cal Route – the site of Lameiros, this consists of two quarries of limestone, lime kiln, infrastructure to support production and an assembly of fossils that have more than five million years and still highlights the Cal route a pedestrian path that takes about 30 minutes going from the quarries to the museum. This was the way that the workers held for many years in carrying wood, limestone and water for lime kilns. In 2005, this route was classified as a Public Joint Regional Interest by the Regional Government of Madeira. This is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10h00 to 14h00, ending on Sunday, Monday and holidays.
Church of Our Lady of the Rosary – rebuilt from a chapel of the seventeenth century, since the nineteenth century, this has been the scene of one of the most famous festivals of the island of Madeira, which is celebrated on the first weekend week of October, which is also known by the “Marian day”, attracting thousands of people, both for the party and for the camp.
Church of St. Vincent – the year 1692, this presents a carved gild the main facade, a Mannerist and inside portal, its ceiling and the altarpiece, which also contains a painting of St. Vincent blessing the town, already on the wall side is the font in stone with Mannerist features. On 22 January, the feast is celebrated in honor of St. Vincent. This church is open Monday to Sunday from 9.00 to 19.00.
Church of Bom Jesus – this was built in the sixteenth century from the original chapel dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is celebrated one of the most known and popular religious festivals in Madeira. This stands in neo-mannerist style, with an interior altarpieces in gilt and a sacristy of the Baroque style. On the first Sunday of September is held one of the most important festivals in honor of the Good Lord Jesus, which attracts pilgrims from all over the island. Legend has it that a fisherman while fishing and found a crucifix, and along with other fishermen, brought the crucifix to the village center, but the fisherman to find this gift from the sea, was found in a sugar cane plantation by the sea, and at this location the population erected a chapel in honor of Senhor Bom Jesus, which subsequently led to the current church, which is open Monday to Sunday from 9.00 to 19.00.