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Sao Tiago Fort

Rua Portao de Sao Tiago 21, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
+351 291 213 348
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The Modern Art Museum is no longer located here

The Fort is OK, basically a stone shell, and admission includes a very informative sheet on its... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
indirar474
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Winnipeg, Canada
Nice view

Not sure if it was worth 3euros, it is an empty fort with a few rooms of random art, kind of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Membio
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Driffield, United Kingdom
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Rua Portao de Sao Tiago 21, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
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+351 291 213 348

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"yellow walls"
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"museum of contemporary art"
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"impressive building"
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"worth a visit"
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"several levels"
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"zona velha"
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"blue sky"
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"walk around"
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"different levels"
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"great photo opportunities"
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"views are great"
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"photo opportunity"
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"interesting visit"
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"santa maria"
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"sunny day"
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"cable car"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Fort is OK, basically a stone shell, and admission includes a very informative sheet on its history. However, the important Museum of Modern Art has been moved out of the Fort to Casa das Mudas in the town of Calheta on the southwest shore...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not sure if it was worth 3euros, it is an empty fort with a few rooms of random art, kind of peaceful and lovely views of the sea and harbour. I suppose the money goes to upkeep, so I do not mind. A photo copy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice museum. Beautiful view, well kept buildings, clean. But we expected a little more description of the fort's history.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Not a good place to visit, since is an upscale restaurant. with restricted area. The area is good to take a walk.

Thank Emmanuel F
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Sao Tiago Fort, located right on the seafront of the old town of Funchal, Madeira, dates from the early 17th century. It is painted all over in a striking mustard yellow colour, so can't be missed, either from land or sea. It houses the...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This is also known as Saint James Fort. It was built in the early 17th century as a fortress to defend the port of Funchal. The fort is a military style architecture. Located above the seafront in Funchal Old Quaters commonly known as Zona Velha....More

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The colors alone make this a great stop. Bring your camera a spend time looking at all the great photo opportunities. There was an antique car in the courtyard when we arrive that just demanded to be in the photos. Enjoy

Thank taftdev
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Loved the look and feel of this little fort and the surrounding areas. Lots of little streets, cafes and shops give you that real old town feel. The doors in the area are beautifully painted and you can spend a good hour just wandering about....More

Thank Tony D
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

The fort is a good place to while away an hour. On a sunny morning it's yellow walls looks great against the city and the blue sky. Interesting exhibition inside and stunning old Rolls Royce in the courtyard!

Thank Harrierman
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Interesting historical fort on the sea front of Funchal near to the cable car. Good views from every direction on different levels. Little to see although collection of local historical photographs on exhibition when we were there. Short history brochure. 3 euros each. If your...More

Thank Tom W
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