Characterization of Santa Maria Maior

Characterization of Santa Maria Maior

Santa Maria Maior civil parish was the birth place of Funchal city, that is, it was the first parish being created in Funchal city. This parish is situated only 3km east of the urban centre of Funchal.

It is also in Santa Maria Maior that is situated the oldest street of Madeira Island, that is, Rua de Santa Maria.

In 2001, there was about 14.000 inhabitants living in Santa Maria Maior.

This parish has many touristic places, namely museums, viewing points, parks and gardens.


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