Mãe de Deus Chapel

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The Mãe de Deus Chapel, located in Caniço, is one of the most ancient Marian churches in Madeira. It is a manueline style construction dating 1536 with the cross of Christ on top and a rose window in the facade.
Its construction is simple, of manueline architecture, with a longitudinal plan, single high nave, wooden ceiling and vaulted chancel.
The main facade is simple and gabled. The chancel is crowned by merlons and the main altarpiece is mannerist with the body in white and gilt woodwork framing panel paintings of the Portuguese school, by the painter Diogo Contreiras. The shrine is decorated with the Chalice and the Eucharistic Host, in a neo-platonic vision of the Mystery of Consecration.
The building is nowadays classified as a Property of Public Interest.



Mãe de Deus Chapel

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Sítio da Mãe de Deus - Caniço
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