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Calcada Santa Clara 15, Funchal, Madeira 9000-036, Portugal
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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I both enjoyed our visit here. We arrived just before the 3 pm opening and we each paid the 2 € admission charge. The monastery is situated on the hillside barely 10 minutes walk from Funchal town centre. The church, cloisters and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Plastiplasti
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Only €2 euros each to go inside and guided tour included. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a thorough tour. So beautiful to see, we would highly recommend it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NicoleWiltshire
Reviewed 11 November 2018

As we rang the doorbel at the monastery, we had no idea what we were going to see but what a suprise it was. So many things to see and we had such a marvellous female guide, I haven't seen such an enthousiastic guide before....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan16Vera
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We had our own personal tour as no one else there. So interesting and really quite an evocative place. The decorations are beautiful and the history is really interesting. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this by accident, and got a guided tour for 2€ per adult, which was a bargain. Such a beautiful spot, great guide, and lots of history of Madeira. Make sure to check when it is open.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kristofer P
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Very interesting place slightly off the usual list of tourist haunts on the island. In essence its a guided tour around the place which gives you an insight into the history and also the lives of the people that live here. Our guide was excellent....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Upon arriving we were mixed in with a wedding party who were also using the venue. The tickets were not badly priced for a tour - 2 euros each but quite frankly the tour guide spoke bits of English and other bits in French. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tesswarby
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This is a beautiful, peaceful spot in the centre of Funchal up a steep hill (we got a taxi). The convent is open 10-12 (except Sundays). Arrive 5 minutes before, ring the bell for admittance and take the wonderful guided tour at a cost of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John W
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We have visited many churches and monasteries but this was unique in showing us the nuns private chapels and chapter house and also the grille used to cut them off from the world. Our guide was interesting and quirky. Well worth the time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank djne11026
Reviewed 16 August 2018

A visit here is a must for all who visit Funchal, a great tour given showing us what life is like in the monastery and how it has changed over history. Great value visit too

Date of experience: August 2018
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Celia732
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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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