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The Mysteries of Funchal Walking Tour

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    Stop At: Holy Trinity Church, Rua do Quebra Costas, 18 English Church, Funchal, Madeira 9000-039 Portugal

    The church has stood for 185 years and is a vibrant part of life for dozens of English-speaking residents on the island and for many thousands of people from all countries of the world. An amazing venue in a beautiful setting for weddings concerts & music events for visitors and locals alike.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Manor Estate of the Crosses Museum (Quinta das Cruzes), Calcada Pico 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206 Portugal

    At Quinta das Cruzes Garden, visitors can admire archaeological sculptures, including a tombstone that, according to tradition, covers the mortal remains of “Henry the German”. In the centre of the garden there are two magnificent 16th-century Manueline windows sculpted in basalt.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Santa Clara Convent, Calcada Santa Clara 15, Funchal, Madeira 9000-036 Portugal

    The Santa Clara Convent was built in the late 16th century, by order of the second captain-major of Madeira Island, João Gonçalves da Câmara, in the vicinity of his father's residence, to gather the daughters of the local nobility.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal, Madeira 9000-082 Portugal

    The old Jesuits' College of Funchal, now the University of Madeira's rectory, has witnessed more than four centuries of History. Now it is the focal point for exhibitions, tours and several services available to our visitors.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Naturalmente Português, Rua Dr. Brito Câmara, n.º 9, La Vie Shopping Center, Piso 1, 9000-039 Funchal, Portugal
    Return Details
    Jesuit College of Funchal, R. dos Ferreiros Estrada, 9000-082 Funchal, Portugal
    • Tour escort/host
    • Private tour
    • Food and drinks
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Was a wonderful tour with Dulce , an excellent guide. An excellent introduction to Funchal and its interesting history. Our group of 6 loved everything about the tour , especially the English cemetery and the convent. Big Bang for the buck . Also we were...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Virginia M
    Reviewed 4 September 2019

    We met our student guide at the La Vie shopping centre (2nd floor near the escalator) for a 2 hour walking tour of the city centre. We visited the market, churches etc. and learned a lot about the history and culture. Very pleased the 10...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jay_and_Elle99
    Reviewed 1 August 2019

    Sophie our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. She took us to all sorts of interesting places we wouldn’t have known about and some where I don’t think we would have been able to go without her. Particularly good tour to get to understand the history of...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Bearsie457
    Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

    This was a very enjoyable and worthwhile hour-and-a-half walking tour. The guides are students earning some well deserved cash by taking tourists around the less well-trodden sites in Funchal - the English church (which pretended it wasn’t a church when it was built), the convent...More

    3  Thank petersipple
    Reviewed 23 August 2018

    Were told of this by our hotels guest relations. Went to the meeting point at La Vie shopping centre, we called in at 10 am when they started , and were told we could go straight away if we wanted to do the Mystery tour,...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Lyndon B
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