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“A hidden jewel”

Santa Clara Monastery
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Ranked #16 of 114 things to do in Funchal
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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"worth the climb"
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Have to walk up a steep hill to get to the convent . We walked past it and asked the taxi drivers for help . We got there at 4:30 . Had a half hour guided tour which was brilliant. A must do when visiting Funchal

Thank meena D
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Visiting this 15th Century Monastery was a MUST DO when I planned my visit to Funchal. It is a bit of an uphill trek but only about a ten minute walk from the Cathedral and is easily combined with a visit to the nearby Frederico de Freitas or the Universo de Memorias Museums.

Opening times are 9-12 and 3-5 and I was there at 3pm, along with quite a few people. The visit is guided, and our guide conversed in English, Italian and Portuguese. Although most of us were there at 3pm, a few people drifted in and joined the fifty minute long tour en route.

Our guide was excellent as she showed us around and explained the history. I found it to be a fascinating glimpse into another lifetime.

Entry is 2 euros and, if you are visiting in the afternoon, I would recommend being there at 3pm so that you are there at the beginning of the tour.

2  Thank debdancing
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Not advertised very much but a great place to visit. Steeped in history we payed 2 euros to go inside and got a guided tour of the working monastery from a fantastic tour guide.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

The entrance cost just 2 Euros and was guided by an informative person. Nice gardens and very interesting historically.

Thank ClareofTralee
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