Heritage in Câmara de Lobos
The Câmara de Lobos county is filled by a heritage that requires your visit and exploration, to the smallest detail. From mountain tops to the sea, Lobos Chamber presents its history, recalling the past, living the present and waiting for the future.
Panoramic Elevator of Faja dos Padres – a means of transport that allows a view from the side of the cliff to Faja dos Padres, which are wine-growing plantations for over 250 meters. It also guarantees access to the bathing area and the existing restaurant, also accessible by sea. The lift operates every day from 10h00 to 18h00.
Cable car of Fajãs Cabo Girao “Ranch” – connects the Site Ranch and Fajãs Cape Girao, through a scenic trip on Madeira terraces. Initially used as transport by farmers in Quinta Grande, to reach the sues farmland. This has been operational since August 2003 for the tourist industry, consisting of two cabins for up to 6 people, it works Monday from 8h00 to 9h00 and from 18h00 to 20h00, Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am to 20h00 and Sunday from 9h00 to 20h00.
Oven of Cal – in the year 1874, this was built by Roque Teixeira de Agrela, considered World Heritage Site by the Regional Government. The lime production came from the need to satisfy multiple tasks from the daily tasks to construction. The Oven of Câmara de Lobos Cal is the site of the trench, having undergone restoration work and adaptation in 1914 and 1960, remaining active until the 70s, ceasing its activity both by importing lime already transformed and both the complaints of the population because of its odor and smoke that resulted from laboring. In 1983, the Câmara de Lobos City Council purchased the space and currently this is part of the project “Front Câmara de Lobos Sea”, which includes the Salinas and the area of the trench.
Museum Press of Madeira – one of the newest museums in this region, it houses an important historical heritage, typographic, lithographic and film for Press and Communication in the Madeira Archipelago, open since 2013, is in Câmara de Lobos Municipal Library. In conjunction with the National Press Museum, this museum presents the mission to show, record and recover all the assets of the printing industry and press Madeira also promoting recreational and cultural promotion activities. In his estate stand out four dozen machines, from a manual printing machine, Golding & amp; C.ª (Boston) in 1886, a ‘Intertype, “Harris-Intertype, Ltd. From 191, and a rotary printing machine, unique unit in the history of Madeiran press. This is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9h00 to 17h30, ending Sunday, the 2nd-show and holidays.
Parish Church of Our Lady of Grace – built in the year 1753 and dedicated to Our Lady of Grace, one of the seven ladies of Madeira, it has undergone over time works of enlargement and remodeling, getting the clock tower, the churchyard and the parish hall. The celebration in her honor takes place on 15 August, being known as the “Day of the Seven Ladies”.
Parish Church of St. Cecilia – one of the most recent churches, having been inaugurated in 2011, this has a modern architecture in the form of boat a work of architect Luis Jorge Santos. The highlight is its exterior which features a tower-shaped lighthouse. The party in honor of the patron saint of musicians, Santa Cecilia is celebrated on 22 November.
Chapel of Our Lady of the Conception – built in 1420 at the behest der Zarco, one of the discoverers of Madeira Archipelago, it is stated that this was the first to be erected on the island of Madeira. Also known as Chapel of Our Lady of Calhau, this is the center of Câmara de Lobos, along the bay. This was facelifts target and refurbishments between the years 1723 and 1908. In gilt is your altar in Baroque style, accompanied by pictures of Nicholas Ferreira. In 1993, the Regional Government of Madeira decided to classify this church as Regional Cultural value. The party in his honor is celebrated on December 8.
Church of San Sebastian – dedicated to St. Sebastian, it was built by Prince Henry, in 1426. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, works of enlargement and remodeling were made due to population growth. The church has a baroque style with three naves and altar in gilt. The festival in honor of San Sebastian runs to January 20.