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Zona Velha (Old Town)

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Hidden : 04/20/2015
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» O Núcleo Histórico |Historic core

A Zona Velha do Funchal nasceu com o condão de ser o berço da Cidade. Foi o primeiro núcleo histórico e também dos primeiros locais habitados.

The old part of Funchal was born with the power to be the birthplace of the City. It was the first historical core and also the first inhabited places.

A diversidade arquitetónica é a imagem de marca da Cidade Velha criada no século XV. A Fortaleza de São Tiago é a referência mais emblemática com vista privilegiada para a Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses. Desativado como instalação militar, o Forte foi adaptado para acolher o Museu de Arte Contemporânea.

The architectural diversity is the hallmark of Old Town created in the fifteenth century. The 'Forte de São Tiago' is the most emblematic reference in full view of the 'Avenida do Mar e Comunidades Madeirenses'. Disabled as a military installation, Fort has been adapted for the Museum of Contemporary Art.

A típica Rua de Santa Maria acolhe também a Fábrica de Chapéus. Funciona no mesmo espaço há mais de 60 anos.

The typical Rua de Santa Maria also hosts the Hats Factory. Works in the same space for more than 60 years.

No “coração” da Zona Velha encontramos a Capela do Corpo Santo, devotada a São Pedro, Padroeiro dos Pescadores. O pequeno templo fica repleto de fiéis a cada 1º de Maio para as cerimónias em homenagem a São Tiago Menor.

In the "heart" of the Old Town we find the 'Corpo Santo' chapel, devoted to 'São Pedro', the patron saint of fishermen. The small temple is full of faithful every 1 May for ceremonies in honor of 'São Tiago Menor.

A Rua de Santa Maria é uma das mais antigas da Ilha. O longo caminho empedrado guarda memórias tão antigas como os edifícios seculares. A rua é atravessada por becos e ruas estreitas e sobrevoada pelo Teleférico que liga o Almirante Reis ao Monte.

The Rua de Santa Maria is one of the oldest of the island. The long road paved guard as old memories as secular buildings. The street is crossed by narrow alleys and streets and overflown by cable cars that go to Monte.

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