Madeira Museums , Convento Santa Clara, Convent Of Santa Clara

Madeira Museum & Convent Of Santa Clara

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Guided Tours
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Madeira Museum & Convent Of Santa Clara.

Madeira Museums Highlights:

  • Visit the peaceful Convent of Santa Clara with Gothic cloisters and artistic treasures. 
  • Explore the historical luxury at the Museu Quinta das Cruzes with vast art collections and Chippendale-style furnished rooms. 
  • Take guided tours at both locations to learn fascinating stories and historical insights. 
  • Relax in the tranquil gardens with the impressive Dragon Tree. 
  • Enjoy photography at Quinta das Cruzes and grab some refreshments at their garden café.
  • Combine both tours for unforgettable moments and lasting memories.

Detailed exhibits at the Santa Clara Monastery in Funchal.

The Quinta das Cruzes Museum and Convento Santa Clara Tour offers a captivating journey through Funchal’s storied past. This guided exploration kicks off at the Museu da Quinta das Cruzes, an 18th-century manor house that presents the opulent lifestyle of Madeira’s aristocracy. Here, you’ll marvel at rooms furnished in the Chippendale style alongside an extensive collection of silver, jewellery, and remarkable paintings. The visit includes a relaxing break at the garden café, where stunning views of Funchal await. The adventure then leads you on a brief stroll to the Santa Clara Carmelite Monastery. Within its Gothic cloisters and sacred chapels, you’ll delve into the histories of the nuns who lived here, gaining insights into their daily lives. This tour is an exceptional way to deeply engage with the rich cultural heritage of Madeira, visiting two of Funchal’s most significant historical and spiritual landmarks.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Expert Tourist Guide
  • Pick-up in Funchal
  • All applicable taxes included
  • Entry to both Museu Quinta Das Cruzes and Convent Of Santa Clara
  • Choice of coffee, tea, or a soft drink, accompanied by cake
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pick-up outside Funchal: Meet us at Quinta das Cruzes Museum’s reception, under the arches shown below.

A scenic view from Miradouro da Quinta das Cruzes, overlooking the museum gardens

  1. 09:30 | 14:00 Hotel Pick-up (Departure time)

    Your tourist guide will meet you at the reception of Quinta das Cruzes and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity.

  2. When From Tuesday to Friday, Morning or Afternoon

    Every day except weekends, Mondays, and holidays.

  3. Departure Point and Time Confirmed by email
  4. Duration 3 hours

    The morning tour starts at 10:00 and finishes around 13:00

    The afternoon tour starts at 14:00 and finishes around 17:00

  5. What do you need to bring? Don’t Forget

    Comfortable walking shoes, a camera*, and a coat or a jacket if it gets cooler.

    We also recommend bringing a raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.

    *To ensure a positive experience for all visitors, we kindly request that you refrain from using flash photography inside the museum and the convent if camera usage is permitted. Thank you for being so cooperative.

  6. Good to Know Activity level

    We’ve split the tour into two sections. The first part explores the museum, showcasing furnishings and ornaments collected by Dr. César Gomes. Between the sections, we’ll enjoy a relaxing break at the café for refreshments or tea or coffee, and cake, with free time to explore the garden. The second part features the convent, set in a picturesque location.

    In the Garden (Jardim Da Quinta Das Cruzes)

    Walking in the garden is not difficult, and we will walk at a leisurely pace. 

  7. Our Expertise Why us?

    We pick you up from where you are staying in Funchal. It’s easy to book. Our staff is qualified.  We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore.  Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of our guests and personnel.

    An experienced guide will explain the history and background of these extraordinary places.

  8. 13:00 | 17:00 End
  9. Please Note The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.