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We have visited many churches and monasteries but this was unique in showing us the nuns private... read more

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Really interesting insight into life in a monastery.

A visit here is a must for all who visit Funchal, a great tour given showing us what life is like... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Simon B
United Kingdom
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+351 291 742 602
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited many churches and monasteries but this was unique in showing us the nuns private chapels and chapter house and also the grille used to cut them off from the world. Our guide was interesting and quirky. Well worth the time.

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

A visit here is a must for all who visit Funchal, a great tour given showing us what life is like in the monastery and how it has changed over history. Great value visit too

Thank Simon B
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Check visiting hours before you arrive and I advise to arrive 5 mins ahead of opening to ensure place on guided tour (2euros) Easy to find, a short distance from the main shopping area (though a steep climb) , ring the bell on the wall...More

Thank Gillian M
Reviewed August 1, 2018

First of all check out the opening times. They are closed for quite a long period over lunch. This place is very low key and you may think you are stepping into a kindergarten. Yes, there is one on the site. The tour is done...More

Thank dollychops
Reviewed June 20, 2018

This lovely building is a real landmark for your walk through Funchal. We passed it many times but didnt know we could go in!

Thank john e
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This is the most beautiful place I’ve seen in Funchal in terms of architecture. The church is beautiful and the place has an amazing history. The guide was very good and knowledgable. The only remark I have is to guide to be more aware that...More

Thank AgaD00
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

You ring the doorbell to be let in and pay only 2 euros per person for an excellent guided tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. A beautiful chapel and a peaceful spot. Recommended.

Thank Ros0604
Reviewed June 1, 2018

We were so glad we went to visit the Nun's Convent. It was quiet and beautiful, built in the 15th century and from where the Nuns fled to avoid plundering pirates. Well worth a visit.

Thank Grannytank
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Still 9 nuns is the monastary . Very inspired lady that showed us around , but it was a bit fast sometimes. Nice that it stillis there and surprised that it was so much bigger and a closed convent in the early days

Thank hkwaks
Reviewed April 17, 2018

It is really a pity that this visit isn't more accentuated in the travel documentation. A haven of beauty in the center

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Response from reisender3 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, following the website visitmadeira/convento de santa clara it seems to be open on Saturday. But watch out for lunchtime closing. To be sure you can call there directly (+351 291 742 602) Have a nice time on... More