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Santa Clara Monastery

Funchal, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 742 602
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Interesting Tour!

Santa Clara Monastery is a great place to visit, ring the door bell on the outside and someone will... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Wonderful old monastery

See how they are blending the old and the young together at this surprisingly interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barbara R
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“ring the bell” (26 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See how they are blending the old and the young together at this surprisingly interesting monastery. Lots of fascinating history surviving because they run a delightful kindergarten on the premises.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 2 July 2017

You ring the bell for admission to a gone bye world. A series od ancient courtyards and one massive chapel, all decorated with stunning tile work of the 15, 16 17 and 18 centuries.

Thank tandv471
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Lovely visit, very peaceful and calming. Worth the climb to the platform at the top of the tower, not too many steps and not steep.

Thank Juliesamari
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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 13 May 2017

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

Thank Mich765
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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

Thank annmO8508MG
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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.

1  Thank Ukangelique
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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
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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