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Manor Estate of the Crosses Museum (Quinta das Cruzes)

Calcada Pico 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
351 91 74 13 82
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Don't bother

Not signposted in any way, and we eventually found this place after a long climb up a steep... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dollychops
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Best €3 you will ever spend..

This is a great little museum at the end of a fairly long uphill walk but worth it. It will take... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Bigboysdontlie
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This "Manor Estate of the Crosses" museum is considered one of the most prestigious and well-kept museums of Madeira, which houses a splendid collection of silver, filigree and antiques that were part of a private collection of John Wetzler, a Czech citizen who lived on Madeira.
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  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Calcada Pico 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
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351 91 74 13 82
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not signposted in any way, and we eventually found this place after a long climb up a steep hill. We only came here because it was in a list of must do's in a guide book - my advice, don't bother. There is no history...More

Thank dollychops
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is a great little museum at the end of a fairly long uphill walk but worth it. It will take you about an hour to see the museum, gardens and chapel and at €3 each it is a steal..

Thank Bigboysdontlie
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Although others may be underwhelmed, I enjoyed walking up through the cobbled streets to this museum (and stopping along the way), touring this house museum (1 hr.), and relaxing in the adjacent garden that includes birds, orchids, plants, flowers, and sweeping city views as well...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A small quinta with a little bit of history and a wonderful silver collection. The garden was a peaceful place with a good collection of plants and old stone relics.

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The museum was rather boring. Beware, when they force you to leave stuff in the lockers; all the staff may suddenly leave the museum for hours without prior notice, thus leaving you stuck and waiting.

1  Thank Kamomilla77
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Considering this place is listed as a must see in some guides, I was very underwhelmed by it. Yes, it is somewhat interesting with the antiquities, etc. but I would not consider it a must see. The gardens were pleasant but in need of some...More

1  Thank 1956traveller
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It's a bit of a trek up the hill to get there and it closes for lunch. However, making the effort you are rewarded with a pretty quinta housing a good collection of furniture and silverware bought by islanders with proceeds from the sugar trade....More

Thank Decapitate
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We were last in Madeira 40 years ago and then were staying in the Monte Carlo hotel that is almost next door. This museum was visited then but then it had much simpler exhibits. showing all about the sugar industry. Now it has very good...More

Thank OldPaulG
Reviewed 1 March 2017

spent approx 2 hours here, many valuable exhibits of interest - silver, ethnic religious eg host box etc - esp enjoyed the collection of intaglios, lovely building in pleasant grounds which you can visit without paying for entry. closes over lunch which is rather annoying...More

Thank lbw12017
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This museum reflects the wealth and importance of Madeira in previous centuries and is housed in a fine old house filled with interesting furniture and furnishings grouped in different categories. The large display of silver & gold vases, plates, etc. is very extensive and impressive....More

Thank JDD1956
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