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Santa Clara Monastery

Funchal, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 742 602
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Only guided tours are allowed. Tour roup was huge and guide had to speak in three languages as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
Excellent tour, some fascinating insights

This is a lovely place to visit, they run regular tours which are informative & fun. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
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“ring the bell” (25 reviews)
“guided tour” (26 reviews)
“steep climb” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Funchal, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 742 602
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Only guided tours are allowed. Tour roup was huge and guide had to speak in three languages as other guides were not available. There is not a lot to see other than the church and the nuns private room, but interesting to see.

Thank wibster2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to visit, they run regular tours which are informative & fun. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mich765
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A glimpse behind the convent walls. Lots of interesting history and a good guide who showed us round.

Thank annmO8508MG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very unprepossessing place from the outside, but inside, there are some beautiful places to visit, and the guide tells an interesting story about the history of the convent. It is well worth the steep climb up from the town.

Thank Ukangelique
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken on a tour in a small group by a delightful guide, knowledgeable and full of details. She was also keen to extend her knowledge of English so we had great fun!

Thank LincolnshireLyn
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A steep Climb up a narrow street, a small square and a Bell ring to enter. THE guided Tour brings You in THE different cloisters, Chapels with Great decorations and azulejos, beautifull paintings and a magnificent Church. Super and absolutely top of madeira

Thank marcmgvanhoey
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The convent holds an important place in Madeiran history and has a great atmosphere. There seems to be a lack of investment to enable the potential to be realised, but nevertheless the convent is well worth a visit. The charge of two euros for the...More

Thank kent57
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The inside of the church of Santa Clara is an amazing site. The walls of the church are tiled from roof to floor and the altarpiece, made of gilded wood, is stunning. A quiet place to sit for a few moments reflection.

Thank bandb34
Reviewed 23 March 2017

OK - if you like convents, you should probably visit here. If you don't you shouldn't. Its pretty simple. However, the convent is woefully underkept - EUR2 per visitor is not a lot of money - and the tour guide we had was rather depressing....More

Thank Martin V
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We waited 10 minutes or so for our guide having paid our Euro2 each entry fee. The tour started with 8 English speaking visitors and a very bored guide. Soon another 2 visitors joined and after a couple of different areas more and more visitors...More

1  Thank johncb7
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I have always wanted to visit Santa Clara but times have not worked out.......are you open on a Saturday.We will be in Madeira on Saturday 19th March.
14 February 2016|
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Response from reisender3 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, following the website visitmadeira/convento de santa clara it seems to be open on Saturday. But watch out for lunchtime closing. To be sure you can call there directly (+351 291 742 602) Have a nice time on... More