São Roque Chapel

The São Roque Chapel is located in the western part of the bay of Machico. The original chapel was commissioned by Tristão Vaz Teixeira and was dedicated to Saint Roque for having granted the grace of the end of the plague.
The current chapel dates back to 1739. It’s a baroque style temple with a longitudinal plan, composed of a gabled frontispiece and a baroque portal in regional ashlar masonry.
The interior is decorated with beautiful blue and white tiles depicting the life of its patron saint, a baroque painting and altarpiece.