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Address: Calcada do Pico, N.0 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 291 740 670
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A country house experience

This was not exactly what we were expecting: a big house with a lot of English furniture and paintings, a bit like a National Trust visit. The gardens are nice but it seems that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
John D
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Acharacle, United Kingdom
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Acharacle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was not exactly what we were expecting: a big house with a lot of English furniture and paintings, a bit like a National Trust visit. The gardens are nice but it seems that the cafe is closed. The hidden gem is a fantastic orchestrion-type organ which they keep hidden in the grounds. We were lucky and it was playing... More 

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Yorkshire UK
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stumbled on this Museum on a return walk from the Fortress at the top on the hill. It was during the Christmas holidays so the Museum itself was closed butt he gardens are lovely and lush, with little gravel paths winding there way through the greenery and a great view of the Fortress towering above you. {Another place I... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's well kept but you have to watch out as they close for lunch. Their garden is also very nice with a spectacular view. The museum gives a good insight into the madeiran history. Beautiful, well kept artifacts.

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Thank Edefig
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This was an OK way to spend half an hour but the experience was overshadowed by the grumpiness of the staff and also there are far more interesting places to visit in Funchal. They didn't even bother to tell us that the museum would be closed for a lengthy lunch when we bought our tickets - as it was we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Pleasant museum and surrounding gardens. Some nice pieces of Chippendale furniture. Signage ok but a little more detail on pieces might be useful.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

I'll start with my new word of the day - glyptic the art of engraving on precious stones. The museum has a gallery devoted to these going back to 1st and 2nd centuries. The intaglio is so tiny that you wondered what optics were available all those years ago. Now the really smart presentation is that each jewel has been... More 

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1 Thank Ian L
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

A very interesting visit,lots so see and read,well laid out,informative and colourful,2-3 hours for a good visit

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Thank Hedgehog29
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Delightful museum, in a pretty setting. The silver and furniture were the highlights. Excellent value!

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I cheated and avoided the climb up by getting a taxi from a different part of town. The gardens with architectural remains were small but atmospheric. Looking around the Quinta itself was quite interesting (interpretation is in several languages but a bit dry - lots of descriptions of furniture, not so much my thing). I preferred the simple ceramics and... More 

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Thank Louise G
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

After climbing the street from the church of Sao Pedro we walked around the garden while the quinta was closed for an extended lunch. The restaurant at the Quinta was not open when we were there so we don't know if that is permanent or temporary. The house itself is a wonderful example of a high class Quinta and is... More 

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