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“Madeira 2018”

Santa Clara Convent
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Ranked #16 of 112 things to do in Funchal
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank hkwaks
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"ring the bell"
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"guided tour"
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"working monastery"
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"steep climb"
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"nursery school"
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"gain entrance"
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"cloister garden"
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"shown round"
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"step back in time"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"fascinating history"
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"guide book"
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"personal tour"
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"beautiful building"
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank alaincarlier
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 313meenad
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Donna R
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