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“Would not be in my top 10”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Sacred Art Museum

Sacred Art Museum
Ranked #39 of 143 things to do in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Housed in a former bishop's palace, this museum houses an extensive collection of masterpieces by Flemish artists from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Brighton
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83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Would not be in my top 10”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

This museum was OK but nothing special when you consider all the churches you can go in for nothing on the island.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“Showy display of religious wealth!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Another nice Funchal building but I was disappointed with the art. There were extensive displays of opulent silver work and other expensive church trinkets. Well made and some quite beautiful but they were not for me. Some of the older statuary was reasonably interesting but the paintings were a let down. There were one or two outstanding works, but most were fairly lacklustre.

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York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Small, but interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We are more interested in paintings than in church treasures and particularly liked the collection of Flemish paintings. You need to get someone to turn round some of the triptychs, etc. as they are double sided.

Visited September 2012
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Tonsberg, Norway
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Art close to the Se chathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

And all the nice inmate from all over madeira and old time history , by famous portugese painters . marvellous art .

Visited May 2012
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Merriott
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Trendy cafe with good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

Great place for a drink or snack, open all day from 10am to midnight. Nice friendly atmosphere. Reasonable prices.

Visited August 2012
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