Nossa Senhora da Luz, Maio

Work has commenced on the refurbishment of the church in Vila do Maio (Porto Inglês), on the island of Maio. The church of our Lady of Light (Nossa Senhora da Luz). Work on building the church began in 1872, but it took some years to be completed. The church occupies a prominent position at the top of the town square in Vila do Maio and is visible as you approach the island, whether by plane or by ferry. The white building is in the Portuguese colonial style, reminiscent of low-key Baroque architecture. The exterior has looked in need of attention for some time. It will lovely to see it finished and looking smart as it watches over the town square and the sea beyond. Igreja Nossa Senhora da Luz is a landmark in Vila do Maio.