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“Interesting gardens and has coffee room” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum Quinta dos Cruzes

Museum Quinta dos Cruzes
Calcada do Pico, N.0 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
291 740 670
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Ranked #26 of 55 attractions in Funchal
Type: Museums
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Interesting gardens and has coffee room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We didn't go into the museum, just the gardens as pushed for time. The gardens were well worth the visit and a stunning view.

Visited December 2012
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Amsterdam
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“Art & gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This museum (free on Sundays) has a nice selection of antique furniture, silverware and other artifacts. The gardens are great (incl an orchid section in season) and the views are amazing.

Visited November 2012
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“A real mix of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

If you only have time to visit one historic quinta in Madiera then this is probably one to consider. The architecture of the building itself gives a good idea of how the wealthy Madierans lived but the contents are a real mixture. My favrouites included some of the historic paintings and drawings of Funchal as it was; although there is plenty of high quality English furniture; The gardens seemed a bit bedraggled and in need of attention.

Visited November 2012
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Oxford, England
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“Interesting Quinta”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Steep climb from the town to get here. There is a garden containing oddments of carved stones from old houses and churches as well as tombstones and window frames. There is also a café in the garden. The chapel was closed when I visited. Most of the rooms in the house are the same containing English and Portuguese furniture, textiles, ceramics, chests from India and China. There were some interesting paintings of how Madeira used to look. Downstairs contained exhibitions of 18th century silver (look for the babies’ rattles) and French porcelain. You need to leave your bag in the free lockers provided.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Highlight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Our guide book suggested that this was an out of town museum so we took a taxi but although the ascent is quite steep it is an easy walk from the centre of town. Set in an extensive garden, the house was owned by the island's first governor and developed by another rich family. The rooms are well laid out and there is a fine collection of silver and art. The sugar box furniture is worth lokling at and the panquin is another highlight - better to ride in than to be a bearer judging by the solid handles. The outside chapel was unfortunaterly closed. To make the most of this visit check the opening times and fit in a visit to the Convent of St Clara just opposite the entrance but with similarly restricted opening times.

Visited October 2012
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