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Frederico de Freitas Museum

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Address: Calcada de Santa Clara, 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal
Phone Number: (351 91) 22 05 78
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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INTERESTING MUSEUM

We visited this museum as we were interested to see the large variety of azulejos housed there, and we weren't disappointed. Some of them were from 16th century and in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Notts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum as we were interested to see the large variety of azulejos housed there, and we weren't disappointed. Some of them were from 16th century and in a remarkable condition. I asked if they were created on a large piece of porcelain and then cut, as the patterns were (mostly) perfectly matched, but was told no, each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This museum is full of the most beautiful furniture, decorations and ceramics. The family's travels in the Far East are recorded in the exquisite examples they brought back from India and China. I suggest a visitor starts with the exhibition, designed for children, that tells the story of three children connected to the house. It is delightful and simply and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very nice house, well kept, some nice furniture and works of art that were collected by this important member of the Madeira society during his lifetime. Worth visiting

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Newly reopened since our last visit there's a lot to see for a very modest Eu 3. Many rooms with furniture, pottery, valuable object such as watches etc and to lesser extent pictures. The silverware was breathtaking. Sedan chairs too. Garden OK but café closed.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The tile section was quite interesting, but the rest of the place was fascinating. His collection of art and furniture has to be seen to be believed. If you like boxes with little drawers / compartments, this is the place for you. We were lucky enough to find a rood steward who wasn't afraid to touch and demonstrate. Great value... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited this museum years ago and it was top of our list of things to do on our recent visit. We were not disappointed. The tiles in the azuleijos gallery were beautiful and varied and well presented. In the main house we engaged the staff in conversation and learned interesting things about Senhor de Freitas and his family. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited 2 years ago - this is a little gem of a house. Make sure you go to the ceramic Tile exhibition and go out to the balcony for a great view across the city. Staff friendly and the house and collection is spotless. Only 3 euro and Quinta de cruzes is just up the same street so combine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A wonderful little museum. Other reviewers have done it justice. All the rooms in the main house have been reconstructed to reveal how F de Freitas lived. It was a gracious life indeed and a privileged insight for us. It is not the National Trust, so there did not appear to be explanations nor did the room attendants offer information... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was the house of a lawyer Freddie. He died in 1978 and you could visit his house that was left in trust really interesting. He also collected many items from his travels. An inexpensive and interesting!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

An inexpensive (3euros) museum with a wide range of artefacts belonging to Frederico de Freitas. The floor plan was virtually undecipherable and the rooms were not numbered, so difficult to get the best out of the tour. Nothing was roped off so visitors could get up VERY close to some very old and expensive artefacts. Consequently the room custodians were... More 

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