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“The gem of Funchal”

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 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 not everyone on the trip is catholic but if visiting sacred places the guide should remind them of being reverend in sanctuary.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AgaD00
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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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"cloister garden"
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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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"several languages"
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ros0604
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Grannytank
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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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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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