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Santa Clara Monastery

Funchal, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 742 602
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An hour tour for €2 very interesting

We found this mentioned on the map of Funchal and walked up to find it after reading the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyable experience

If you like football or Ronaldo then this is an interesting place to visit with a good variety of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol H
Worksop, United Kingdom
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“steep climb” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Funchal, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 742 602

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this mentioned on the map of Funchal and walked up to find it after reading the reviews. It closes 12 to 3pm so time your visit either at 10 or at 3 pm. We arrived at 3 pm and the tour went ahead...More

Thank seleigh17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like football or Ronaldo then this is an interesting place to visit with a good variety of football memorabilia.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to this nunnery as "something to do" to while away the time. However, it turned out to be a very interesting visit helped along by the fact that our guide, as well as knowing her material very well, was a...More

Thank MisterTrick
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The convent is now used as a kindergarten but you should definitely ring the bell and join a guided tour (the only way of visiting the convent). The visit is cheap (2€/person). We arrived at 10 am and only waited a couple minutes before the...More

1  Thank Mahendra M
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Arrived at 10am and only waited a few minutes for the guide to take us and a few others around. Interesting old building with plenty of history to delve in to. The tour only takes about 45 minutes and is only 2 euros each so...More

Thank Tony24
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Lovely old convent and still has 10 nuns in residence, guided tour very laidback and the guide can do the tour in several languages.

Thank 999brianx
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This place is located up quite a steep road. If you plan to visit in the afternoon it's best to have a light lunch. It's still am active working covent. So not all areas are open to the public. There are a lot of ornate...More

Thank Simone_hammy_bunny
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Fantastic place ,go and see this historical building worth a couple of hours of your holiday. Its breathtaking when you walk inside amazing art work .

Thank Trevor R
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We rang the bell and were greeted right away and asked to wait. The site is now also a kindergarten and a mother was dropping off her little girl for the first day of school - lots of tears on both sides. In any case...More

Thank WestboroGourmant
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Santa Clara Monastery is a great place to visit, ring the door bell on the outside and someone will let you in, there is a crèche on the lower floor, the actual tour is only 2 or 3 euros, so cheap! You have to have...More

1  Thank Sarah33338
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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