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Sacred Art Museum

Rua Bispo 21, Funchal, Madeira 9000-073, Portugal
+351 291 228 900
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Portuguese religious art

Conveniently situated near the Town hall this museum was quite extensive. Most of the exhibits were... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Brian L
Hastings, United Kingdom
Traditional art museum

You will find this interesting if you like sacred art. Some beautiful art, especially picture of... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Barbara R
Slough, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Rua Bispo 21, Funchal, Madeira 9000-073, Portugal
+351 291 228 900
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Conveniently situated near the Town hall this museum was quite extensive. Most of the exhibits were Portuguese, but there were some Flemish. The earliest dated from about 1500 and we loved the wooden pieces and the silver work.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 19 July 2017

You will find this interesting if you like sacred art. Some beautiful art, especially picture of the Poor Clare's

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This museum was not cheap to get into at around 8 euro per person. The art is a mixture of silver and gold religious artefacts with some furniture and wood engravings. Whilst the pieces themselves were quite interesting the place was very small and none...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We saw very interesting art, sculptures,... but sadly there were no descriptions about the background of the exhibitions so we were just able to see them and get an understanding of how old they were but no more

Thank kikisch99
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This was around the corner from our hotel. Interesting place but to be honest not a huge amount to see so I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to visit. Mainly religious references, a lot seems to have been originally in the cathedral...More

Thank YorkYorkiegirl
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Very intricate silver work, paintings and statues. Amazed to find such quality on Madeira as worthy of capital city anywhere. Well worth the €5 entrance fee. Couldn't resist taking a photo of seated figures as such a camp pose from one on far right.

Thank jcpilgrims
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is the most glorious Museum, in an ancient building - with plenty of space to see the exhibits. There are paintings dating from the 1400s, and sculptures covering the same period; the artists are Dutch, Flemish, French - the great painters of religious art....More

Thank L B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Undoubtedly a first class collection of mainly Flemish religious art. The entrance fee is very modest so if you are interested in this type of art, you will consider an hour here an absolute bargain and a gem of a find. If not, you may...More

1  Thank Decapitate
Reviewed 5 April 2017

There are numerous 15th & 16th Century Flemish paintings and Church silverware and a small number of vestments.

1  Thank vicky749
Reviewed 23 March 2017

If you're a fan of religious art (and we are) then this is a rare and unexpected gem tucked in Funchal. There is something quite beautiful in taking religious statuary and painting and making it accessible in a museum environment where you can marvel at...More

1  Thank Martin V
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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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