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Santa Clara Monastery

Funchal, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 742 602
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Sadly we only saw the outside

This lovely building is a real landmark for your walk through Funchal. We passed it many times but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
john e
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
The gem of Funchal

This is the most beautiful place I’ve seen in Funchal in terms of architecture. The church is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AgaD00
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ring the bell” (29 reviews)
“guided tour” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Funchal, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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+351 291 742 602
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"ring the bell"
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"guided tour"
in 34 reviews
"nursery school"
in 4 reviews
"step back in time"
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"steep climb"
in 10 reviews
"shown round"
in 3 reviews
"tiled walls"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"fascinating history"
in 3 reviews
"guide book"
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"several languages"
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"open to the public"
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"worth a visit"
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"small group"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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"worth the effort"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This lovely building is a real landmark for your walk through Funchal. We passed it many times but didnt know we could go in!

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Thank AgaD00
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Ros0604
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Grannytank
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 17 April 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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Reviewed 4 April 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...More

Thank meena D
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Reviewed 19 March 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...More

2  Thank debdancing
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Reviewed 17 March 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.

1  Thank Donna R
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Reviewed 14 March 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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Celia732
14 February 2016|
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Hello, following the website visitmadeira/convento de santa clara it seems to be open on Saturday. But watch out for lunchtime closing. To be sure you can call there directly (+351 291 742 602) Have a nice time on... More
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