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Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu

Calcada Pico 2 | Centro Cívico e Cultural de Santa Clara, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
+351 291 225 122
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Coffee stop

The coffee shop at the university is open to the public. The staff are really friendly and helpful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colin W
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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A lot of things

A very nice house full of things, some are valuable, some very common. There are no inscription... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
marta_from_romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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Calcada Pico 2 | Centro Cívico e Cultural de Santa Clara, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
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+351 291 225 122
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee shop at the university is open to the public. The staff are really friendly and helpful. Coffee is hot strong and tasty

Thank Colin W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A very nice house full of things, some are valuable, some very common. There are no inscription about the items provenance, nor about their history, ancient/modern, original/copy.

Thank marta_from_romania
Reviewed 3 August 2017

It's a little door way that takes you into the house, it's beautiful in its own right. But it now contains the minister of tourisms private collection. Anything and everything that caught his eye in his extensive travels. Absolutely unmissable. Too many things to mention,...More

Thank tcmmcm
Reviewed 21 July 2017

If you are looking for something completely different, look no further. An eclectic treasure house highlighting a wonderful man's life time of collecting. Words cannot do it justice because it is a total pleasurable assault on the senses - quite unique. Clearly a fan and...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The man who filled this four storey house with everything was from a family of collectors and the are collections to appeal to everyone of all ages from around the world . Timed tours - recommended - and great tea shop with home made scones....More

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 July 2017

When in Funchal this is an absolute must! A splendid townhouse has been beautifully restored specifically to accommodate the fabulous collections (numerous!) of the distinguished writer/politician/traveler Joao Carlos Abreu. From silver, crystal, porcelain to neckties, stage jewellery and paintings. There must be tens of thousands...More

Thank tandv471
Joao_Carlos_Abreu, Coordenadora at Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you very much for your visit. You are always welcome.

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Have you ever had a lovely, eccentric Grandfather? Someone you love dearly who makes every day an adventure? Well Madeira does, and he is now aged 81 and have for 60 years travelled the planet collecting anything which caught his eye. He was also the...More

Thank RickyBir
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you are in Funchal you can't miss this wonderful place. It was one of the best place I have been in the city besides the beautiful nature flowers etc. The tea house at the end of the beautiful Museum of Memories is fantastic. Um...More

Thank Francisco B
Joao_Carlos_Abreu, Gerente geral at Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you very much for your visit and for your words. you are always welcome.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

The museum is very interesting show casing one man's collection of items gathered on his travels. The cafe serves a range of drinks excellent scones/cakes and snacks. The staff are polite and friendly. The garden attractive to sit in with some views over Funchal. A...More

Thank janbak
Joao_Carlos_Abreu, Gerente at Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you very much for your visit and for your words. you are always welcome.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Visited this University of memories on the recommendation of our rep at the hotel. It was purchased by the regional government in 2002 to expose the collections which were donated by Joao carlos Abreu. It contains a collection of mementoes collected throughout his life as...More

Thank Pat M
Joao_Carlos_Abreu, Gerente at Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you very much for your visit and for your words. you are always welcome.

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amh_1403
27 June 2017|
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Response from LYNNDNorthYorks | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so, but they only take about 20 minutes so you could have a cup of tea if you need to wait.
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silviaeaston
4 November 2015|
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Response from Joao_Carlos_Abreu | Property representative |
Unfortunately we only open on Sundays for groups with more than 6 people. To book: cccsc.drc@gov-madeira.pt
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Rosiedon
3 September 2015|
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Response from Joao_Carlos_Abreu | Property representative |
Timetable Monday to friday: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Closed on weekends and Holidays* The visits are guided and last nearly an hour *the group visits can be booked for the weekends and holidays.
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