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Santa Clara Monastery

Funchal, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 742 602
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Hidden Gem

The convent is now used as a kindergarten but you should definitely ring the bell and join a guided... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mahendra M
Paris, France
Interesting place to visit

Arrived at 10am and only waited a few minutes for the guide to take us and a few others around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ring the bell” (27 reviews)
“guided tour” (27 reviews)
“steep climb” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Funchal, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 742 602

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The convent is now used as a kindergarten but you should definitely ring the bell and join a guided tour (the only way of visiting the convent). The visit is cheap (2€/person). We arrived at 10 am and only waited a couple minutes before the...More

Thank Mahendra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at 10am and only waited a few minutes for the guide to take us and a few others around. Interesting old building with plenty of history to delve in to. The tour only takes about 45 minutes and is only 2 euros each so...More

Thank Tony24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely old convent and still has 10 nuns in residence, guided tour very laidback and the guide can do the tour in several languages.

Thank 999brianx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is located up quite a steep road. If you plan to visit in the afternoon it's best to have a light lunch. It's still am active working covent. So not all areas are open to the public. There are a lot of ornate...More

Thank Simone_hammy_bunny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic place ,go and see this historical building worth a couple of hours of your holiday. Its breathtaking when you walk inside amazing art work .

Thank Trevor R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rang the bell and were greeted right away and asked to wait. The site is now also a kindergarten and a mother was dropping off her little girl for the first day of school - lots of tears on both sides. In any case...More

Thank WestboroGourmant
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Santa Clara Monastery is a great place to visit, ring the door bell on the outside and someone will let you in, there is a crèche on the lower floor, the actual tour is only 2 or 3 euros, so cheap! You have to have...More

1  Thank Sarah33338
Reviewed 19 July 2017

See how they are blending the old and the young together at this surprisingly interesting monastery. Lots of fascinating history surviving because they run a delightful kindergarten on the premises.

1  Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 2 July 2017

You ring the bell for admission to a gone bye world. A series od ancient courtyards and one massive chapel, all decorated with stunning tile work of the 15, 16 17 and 18 centuries.

Thank tandv471
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Lovely visit, very peaceful and calming. Worth the climb to the platform at the top of the tower, not too many steps and not steep.

Thank Juliesamari
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14 February 2016|
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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