With the depth of the Atlantic Ocean in the foreground, the Largo Padre Pita Ferreira Viewpoint is an unavoidable space for contemplation in the municipality of Funchal. Plus, its name is evocative of an influential personality in the History of this Atlantic island.
This observatory is located in São Gonçalo, a historical parish founded in 1558. From this point, the landscape is dominated by the tones of the sea, but the elegance of the bay of the capital of Madeira takes centre stage. The west side of Funchal can be admired in detail, extending along an extremely beautiful natural amphitheatre.
The Largo Padre Pita Ferreira Viewpoint is located just below the São Gonçalo parish church, which has an image of Our Lady sculpted in 1914 by Francisco Franco. This viewpoint was named in honour of a parish priest who left a deep mark in the town.
Born in 1912 in the parish of Câmara de Lobos, this priest became known as a fierce advocate of the preservation of the vast artistic heritage of the archipelago of Madeira. After his death, in 1963, his name was immortalised on the Largo Padre Pita Ferreira Viewpoint, an ideal place to contemplate the island's beauty.
Largo Padre Pita Ferreira Viewpoint, located below the São Gonçalo parish church, offers a panoramic view over the western part of the city of Funchal.