Nossa Senhora da Conceição Chapel

The entire territory of the archipelago of Madeira is deeply marked by religion. One of its most obvious expressions is the wealth and diversity of temples we can find here. In the municipality of Câmara de Lobos, next to its famous bay, you'll find the Nossa Senhora da Conceição Chapel.

It is known that the chapel was built at the end of the 15th century, but the story behind its construction is unclear and, as such, its founders are unknown. Some architectural elements still remain from when it was built, such as the bell tower and the holy water fonts. The Nossa Senhora da Conceição Chapel was rebuilt in 1702 and its structure underwent some changes. The rebuilding gave it a single nave with a gable façade and a Mannerist portico, with a perfect round arch and a triangular pediment at the top.

Between 1723 and 1908, it underwent successive restorations until it was given the shape we see today. The gilded woodwork altar is Baroque. Inside, you can also find paintings by painters Nicolau Ferreira and Luís Bernes. The Nossa Senhora da Conceição Chapel was classified as a Monument of Municipal Interest in 1993.

On 8 December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated here.


The Nossa Senhora da Conceição Chapel was built at the end of the 15th century in the Câmara de Lobos bay and still shows some details of its original construction.

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