Museum of Sacred Art

The Museum of Sacred Art in Funchal is housed in the former Episcopal Palace of Funchal, in Madeira. It is made up of collections of painting, sculpture, goldsmithery and paramentaria from the 15th to 19th centuries. Among the collections, one can highlight Flemish painting from the 15th and 16th centuries, which reached Madeira in the 16th century in the so-called golden era of sugar production. The Flemish panels are distinguished not only by their great quality but also by the large dimensions, uncommon in the museums of Europe. Also worthy of mention is the collection of Flemish sculpture, especially from Mechelen and Antwerp.

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