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Sacred Art Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 13:00
Open today: 10:00 - 13:00
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Great exhibition on relegious art through the ages from the 15th onwards. Beaufiful silver and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hans V
The Netherlands
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Surprising Museum Collection

We stumbled upon this museum, and curiosity took us into the building. We were surprised by the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Housed in a former bishop's palace, this museum houses an extensive collection of masterpieces by Flemish artists from the 15th and 16th centuries.
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Rua Bispo 21, Funchal, Madeira 9000-073, Portugal
+351 291 228 900
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum was a very pleasant surprise. It is mainly know for its flemish masters on the upper floor, and they are indeed very beautiful, but we were especially taken with the artefacts on the lower level. Beautiful silver and wooden objects, dating back to...More

Thank Monique E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great exhibition on relegious art through the ages from the 15th onwards. Beaufiful silver and wooden sculptures.

Thank Hans V
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like history this is definitely worth a visit. All the items and paintings from the Cathedral and surrounding churches dated back to 1500 approx. If you go right to the top tower you get a fantastic view over Funchal.

Thank janegoodship
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this museum, and curiosity took us into the building. We were surprised by the size and scale of the museum. It was laid out well, and easy to navigate the various exhibits. There are ample signs in English to explain what you...More

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I was very surprised that I was the only person in the museum when I visited. It was late morning and I wandered around on my own viewing the amazing sacred artefacts and Flemish art. I particularly liked the Altar of Repose and the statues...More

Thank DMCK63
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Most of the exhibits were silverware from the cathedral and other historic churches, monasteries etc. Very ornate. Not nearly as many paintings as we were hoping for, and not by particularly well-known artists.

Thank VanillaCandle22
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We visited this museum almost by accident. If you have only the slightest interest in Catholicism or Art, not to mention both, then this has to be on your itinerary when visiting Funchal. Although the museum comprises only a couple of rooms it is a...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 29 June 2018

It is located in the old archbishop’s palace, built in 1600. Its beautiful stone paved courtyard and the large entrance staircase were built during the remodelings of 1748 and 1757. On the first floor you will find an exhibition of religious costumes, silver objects and...More

Thank Erzs_bet_S274887
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Like some other reviewers, we didn’t find this museum accessible if you didn’t already know about early sacred art. Quite expensive.

Thank Ros0604
Reviewed 3 June 2018

God awful. The only term I can think to describe one of the dullest art collections I have ever seen. One hour of my life that i will never get back. There are many fantastic places to visit in Madeira, this sadly is not one...More

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Katherine B
22 April 2018|
Response from Margarida F | Reviewed this property |
It costs 5 euros!
Barbara W
11 November 2016|
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Response from Valerie T | Reviewed this property |
We had to climb a lot of stairs to the start of the Museum. We did not see a lift but there must be one. Once on the 1st floor there should not be any trouble with wheel chairs. There would be plenty of space to get a wheel... More
26 April 2016|
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Response from wrinklies2 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it to be open but if there is any doubt in your mind, best to contact them.
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19 March 2016|
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