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Beautiful building and interior of historical interest

Check visiting hours before you arrive and I advise to arrive 5 mins ahead of opening to ensure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gillian M
Okay - worth a visit if you've got nothing else planned.

First of all check out the opening times. They are closed for quite a long period over lunch. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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+351 291 742 602
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Check visiting hours before you arrive and I advise to arrive 5 mins ahead of opening to ensure place on guided tour (2euros) Easy to find, a short distance from the main shopping area (though a steep climb) , ring the bell on the wall...More

Thank Gillian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all check out the opening times. They are closed for quite a long period over lunch. This place is very low key and you may think you are stepping into a kindergarten. Yes, there is one on the site. The tour is done...More

Thank dollychops
Reviewed 21 June 2018

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

Thank john e
Reviewed 16 June 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...More

Thank AgaD00
Reviewed 12 June 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.

Thank Ros0604
Reviewed 2 June 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.

Thank Grannytank
Reviewed 26 May 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

Thank hkwaks
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

Thank alaincarlier
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
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

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Response from reisender3 | Reviewed this property |
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