Saturday, 15 October 2016

Porto Santo island, The parish Church of Baleira village and Christopher Colombus and Brum do Canto's House Museums - The 10th of October 2016

I couldn't help walking into the little parish church, which was built in 1928. Its interior walls were partly covered in glazed tiles and on a right hand sides chapel I came across a fairly interesting last supper sculpture, right in front of the main altar.

Right behind it stood what is believed to have been Christopher Columbus' house in gray brick stone, to which a small museum displaying some navigational instruments and artefacts of the time could be seen (though not photographed).

From it I walked towards another House Museum, this time pertaining to Brum do Canto, who happens to have been a prominent figure on the island and beyond. I was actually able to watch part of the first ever produced film by him - Canção da terra, which I really enjoyed, despite not having had the time to fully watch it.

(To be continued)

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