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Jesuits' College of Funchal

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Founded by royal charter of D. Sebastiao in 1569, the Jesuits' College of Funchal marked, throughout the centuries, the lives of the inhabitants of Madeira Island. For more than 400 years of history, it served a number of tenants, from British...more
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Rua Ferreiros, Funchal, Madeira 9000-082, Portugal
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All reviews jesuit college beautiful church free tour guided tour interesting history sacred art worth a visit short visit open to the public small cafe tower donation ornate shop volunteers frescoes euro
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior of this church is beautifully ornate. Full of gilded statues and painted walls and ceilings

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WINTRINGHAM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was good but nothing to be too excited about. stopped for 15 minutes and went inside like I say worth the top the bus got us 5 min later

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank brikelly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very peaceful, wonderful artwork and sculptures priceless works of religious works of art, a real working church, with locals coming and going all the time

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mrandmrsDorset
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped into this church which was very nice but really enjoyed going up the tower which only cost a Euro. While going up the tower I was able to peep out at the congregation below and the ceiling only looked liked plain planks of wood....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 862Helen862
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

We fell upon this square on our sight seeing trip, wow it is so quant and peaceful, we took some great photo shots of the college and area, there's so much history to soak up around here to be enjoyed... there's a taxi rank ,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BM471
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Beautiful on the inside and you can get up the tower for only one euro. Conveniently located in the town square, it is peaceful and welcoming.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank tinkle_24
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Through Historytellers you can walk through the central city and take part in the history of culture, wine production and religion in the most comfortable way helped by most pleasant and competent volonteers.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dan W
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

The Jesuits College offers a wonderful location to enjoy a peaceful and very economical cup of coffee and pastel de nata. The surroundings are very special and tranquil. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

The Jesuits College of Funchal stands across the towns square. It has a wonderful interior with amazing sculptors and murals. For €1.00 you can climb the tower and enjoy the views of Funchal from the elevated vantage point. Well worth visiting

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank albeback1
Reviewed 20 November 2018

This is a wonderful quiet place of learning set over a large square. Read the history and take the tour!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bernard T
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marbern58
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Response from CaptainBlackmore | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I've no idea, but it might be worth contacting the students' association of Madeira University, as they provide English and Portuguese language guides and are knowledgable, good luck!
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