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“Mosquitoes” 3 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 #36 of 103 things to do in Funchal
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Oxford, England
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“Mosquitoes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Steep climb from the town to get here. This was the only place in Madeira where I saw mosquitoes – maybe that explains why I was the only person there. You need to follow the directions of the room wardens to find your way round. A glass and steel building contains the history of tiles which I didn’t find very interesting though there were some good Dutch tiles on the top floor. The garden is very small but does contain a gazebo were ladies used to take tea, chat and look for ships coming in. The house itself contained heavy old furniture, a room full of teapots and jugs and a library. I liked the internal winter sun room.

Visited October 2012
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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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