São Lourenço Palace

In the centre of Funchal we can visit the Palace of Saint Lawrence, also known as Fortress of Saint Lawrence.
This monument is an historical and political symbol of the Autonomous Region of Madeira and has a crenulated tower on the east side, characteristic of the "Manueline" period. During the "Philippine" period, three bulwarks were built facing north.
Currently, the palace serves as the residence of the Representative of the Republic and Headquarters of the Military Zone of Madeira.