Caravel Art Center

Caravel Art Center, Funchal: Hours, Address, Caravel Art Center Reviews: 5/5

Caravel Art Center
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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The biggest International Art Center, Gallery and Art shop based on Madeira island with worldwide delivery. We work as an art residence with Portuguese and foreign artists, representing their interests far beyond our island. We also work with several Portuguese ceramists to highlight their contemporary take on traditional Portuguese ceramics. You can get to know the artists by visiting the page ART RESIDENTS and our BLOG. See the CURRENT STOCK section for collections and works available now. All artworks are unique and have original certificate of authenticity The shop is open every day, except Sunday . The gallery is open from Monday to Friday and temporarily from 10 to 5 pm.
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Gillian
London, UK7 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
The shop is conveniently located on the popular rue Santa Maria where art brings this lovely street to life. The shop offers unique, handmade artwork that embodies the culture in Madeira. Reasonably priced artwork & the staff carefully packages it to help with a safe return home. A great place if you're looking for unique gifts / art for yourself.
Written January 4, 2022
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Thank you so much for your warm and friendly feedback. Your opinion has added even more festive atmosphere to our art place
Written January 6, 2022
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dkc484
Dalmally, UK62 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
When you compare this place to the so called "Museu de Arts Contemporanea in Calheta" it was magnificent but Calheta had not set the bar very high!!
The exhibits were interesting and worthy of discussion. However as we had gone to the shop first, the address on the website, and inquired as to the location of the gallery, only to be told by the assistant that she did not know if it was open, we were not impressed by the staff. We enjoyed our visit, when we found the gallery and would recommend a short visit but whether is it worth going out of your way is questionable.
Written April 25, 2022
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Thanks for your sincere opinion. We are really divided into 2 parts and communication is not always easy. But we sincerely put our soul into our work and our gallery. And of course, we all take into account the fact that this is a small private art gallery in a completely microscopic Funchal (compared to the capitals of other states). Our exhibitions are always the result of a huge selection on an island that does not have a large number of artists.
Written May 16, 2022
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TJ_and_PC
Wakefield, UK120 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
I will not criticise the art, although most of it was not to our taste. Who knows, on our next visit we might really like it.
We have visited art galleries throughout Europe, including the Ufizzi, the Prado and the Musee de Beaux Artes and we don't like everything there!
What I will say it was free to enter, we were made welcome, the works were well displayed.
Written April 7, 2022
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Thank you for your sincere feedback. Indeed, in the art world it is difficult to find a middle ground. Our task is to present the art created on the island of Madeira ... and we are trying to combine different artists and styles within a relatively small space ...
Written April 15, 2022
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Michael
1 contribution
May 2021
The owners were very friendly and accommodating. They took us on a tour of the entire upstairs gallery and let us view all of the amazing works. They were very patient while we took our time to make a decision. We purchased a beautiful painting by a Madeiran artist and the gallery offered complimentary shipping and handling to the US. I would highly recommend stopping by to enjoy their wonderful collection!
Written May 23, 2021
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Thank you.it was a pleasure to receive the message that the painting has already reached your home and your excellent comment
Written June 15, 2021
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Jay P
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We visited on the 21st Feb 2020 as the weather was challenging and we fancied some culture for the day. The gallery had some superb pieces of art from some interesting locally based artists and from further afield.

The shop had so many lovely items in, we could have gone crazy but reigned ourselves in as we were traveling with hand carry luggage only.

We purchased this lovely Octopus tile which will take pride of place with our other nautical themed purchases in our sun room.

Give the Caravel a visit. The whole area is really interesting and well worth spending a few hours.
Written February 22, 2020
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Thank you so much for your visit and purchase. we are glad that our wonderful octopus fell into good hands. By the way, we can send purchases by mail😁
Written February 24, 2020
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Elizabeth D
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
It was so nice to visit this gallery. I was greeted by wonderful girls who answered all questions and were very friendly. I really liked that the gallery doesn't focus on one style and works with artists of different techniques. Very pleasant atmosphere and the spirit of art in every corner.
Written June 22, 2021
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Obrigada, it was a pleasure to see you at our Art center…
Written June 23, 2021
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Rhona C
Leeds, UK417 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
The young girl in the gift shop said she thought the gallery was closed and couldn’t tell us where it was!!! She was certainly not interested in being helpful! After some wandering we did find the entrance and it was OPEN!
Lovely gallery ( and it’s free) with some really interesting art work displayed. It is well worth a visit to see local contemporary art. Thought what was on display of a much higher quality than work in The Contemporary Art Museum in Calheta.
Written April 25, 2022
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Thank you so much for your review...we always welcome advice on how we can improve our business. And many thanks for the appreciation of the work exhibited in our gallery.
Written May 16, 2022
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Sarah
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Couples
Discovered this shop while walking across the streets of Funchal during our trip in Madeira.
It was very pleasant to discover this mix of original arts, the place had very good vibes, also due to the tenants who were very friendly. If you want to bring back some souvenir others than useless magnets or cork bags...visit them!
Loved it
Written April 29, 2021
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Thank you so much for such an accurate and detailed image. We have nothing against cork bags, but the abundance of Chinese souvenirs in other places really puzzles most guests of the island. I'm sure we're filling this out pretty well.
Written May 17, 2021
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ann e
1 contribution
Dec 2019
A beautiful gallery and art centre. The shop was filled with locally made art and crafts, it was difficult to choose but I decided on a beautifully painted bird to hang on the wall. It was nice to take home something that had actually been made in Funchal as a momento of our time there.
Written January 6, 2020
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Thank you very much for your feedback, we are glad that our bird fell into good hands
Written January 15, 2020
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Sumra K
London, UK142 contributions
Oct 2021
Found this while taking a stroll, lovely eclectic art gallery with art in all mediums- exhibition space upstairs and a gift shop downstairs. Affordable local art and a lovely coffee shop next door/ at the back. Husband and wife owners very amiable and knowledgeable.
Written February 3, 2022
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Hello everyone from sunny Madeira. We are happy to join your wonderful group. On our part, we guarantee you the warmest welcome at any time of the year ... Sincerely yours
Written February 4, 2022
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Caravel Art Center is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM