Mother Church of the Holy Spirit

Located in the village of Calheta, the Igreja Matriz do Espírito Santo was built in the late fifteenth century and completely rebuilt in 1639 in a Manueline and Mannerist style.
Inside, it is worth noting the holy water font from the Renaissance period; the tabernacle carved in ebony with exquisite silver inlay, donated by Manuel I, the Fortunate; a Manueline processional cross; and even the ceiling of the chancel and central nave in a Mudejar or Moorish (Hispano-Moorish) style.
The parish celebrates three festivals: the Holy Spirit (patron), on Pentecost Sunday; the Blessed Sacrament; and the Feast of Nossa Senhora dos Bons Caminhos (Our Lady of Good Paths) on the last Sunday of September.