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“Brilliant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frederico de Freitas Museum

Frederico de Freitas Museum
Calcada de Santa Clara, 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal
(351 91) 22 05 78
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Ranked #17 of 55 attractions in Funchal
Type: Museums
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

3 euros entrance fee. Lovely collection of art furniture and ceramics. The house is very pretty with lovely internal and external courtyard. The guides in the house gave us fact sheets in English explaining what each room was and pointed out the most important artifacts
Well worth the entrance fee. its very humid inside though so perhaps choose a dry or cool day to visit.

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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Wonderful old Quinta with a fabulous collection of precious objects and furniture

Visited March 2012
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“An abundance of riches”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2009

The house itself is quite amazing and its contents are staggering. I have resisted giving it more than 3/5 because there weren't any guides as such, and as a result it can be somewhat overwhelming. There are wardens who direct you through the house so that an easy sequence can be made from room to room. Without this it may be confusing and, if busy, possibly chaotic, due of the sheer number of things to look at!

At EU 2.50 it is definitely worth a look, and can be included in a trip to Quinta das Cruzes and Santa Clara Monastery as they are all on the same street.

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“A "little gem" in Funchal, Madeira”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2009

Magical collection in lovely room settings - don't miss it!!

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“The best museum in Madeira”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2008

Delightful - this wide and impressive collection of the solicitor Dr. Frederico de Freitas is housed in the eighteenth century former residence of the the venerable collector in Funchal, Madeira

What started out as a simple hobby by the solicitor turned out to be a very impressive collection of fine art exhibits, arefacts and antiques from both Madeira and all over the world

The museum, known amongst the locals as the Casa da Calçada, is within walking distance from Funchal centre. The same street has three other museums nearby. Print a city centre street map from the web or buy one before you go - it will be a good investment.

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