The Museum of Arte Sacra, is one of the most significant museums of the island. The building in which the museum is located is a 16th century building and the former residence of the bishops at the time, until it became a highschool between 1910 and 1950, at which point it was transformed into the current museum, which was officially founded 5 years later. The Flemish art (from the 15th and 16th centuries), which is located in the second floor, has various notorious works attributed to well regarded artists including Gérard David (with an altar piece entitled Descent from the Cross), Dieric Bouts (with São Tiago), Joos Van Cleve (with two significant works The Annunciation and the Triptych of São Pedro, São Paulo and Santo André), Jan Provoost (with the work Maria Madalena, the Flyers of the Triptych of the Calheta Matrix), and lastly, Pieter de Coeck Van Aels (with the work Triptych of Santiago Menor and São Filipe). In the Portuguese section, located on the first floor, it is of reference the works of Fernão Gomes (from the 16th century), entitled Ecce Homo and the Ascension of Christ; and of particular significance is also the processional cross, given by King Dom Manuel I to the Sé Cathedral of Funchal, which is considered a masterpiece of this artform. Besides the cross, the museum also houses a collection of jewelry items, also from the 15th century, which were mostly used in Churches and Chapels in Madeira. In the last floor, the Torre Varanda Mirante (The Belvedere Tower) is a very typical architectural feature of 18th century palaces, it was an observation point for ships, and a place for rest and contemplation for the bishops; adorning one the walls of the balcony is an 18th century while and blue tile panel depicting an allegory of the Three Virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity.