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Manor Estate of the Crosses Museum (Quinta das Cruzes)

Calcada Pico 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
351 91 74 13 82
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Worth the climb..but it is a climb!

This is a wonderful house with a lot of history and exhibits, not to be missed and there is a nice... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KJames29
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Preston, United Kingdom
elegant historic mansion and excellent museum collection

Really not to be missed if you are at all interested in the history of this fine island.The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
EleanorStoneham
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London, England, United Kingdom
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This "Manor Estate of the Crosses" museum is considered one of the most prestigious and well-kept museums of Madeira, which houses a splendid collection of silver, filigree and antiques that were part of a private collection of John Wetzler, a Czech citizen who lived on Madeira.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Calcada Pico 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
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351 91 74 13 82
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a wonderful house with a lot of history and exhibits, not to be missed and there is a nice cafe opposite.

Thank KJames29
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really not to be missed if you are at all interested in the history of this fine island.The collection of fine art, furniture, trade exhibits and wonderful silverware collection are all well displayed with plenty of information available on leaflets in each room available in...More

Thank EleanorStoneham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As mentioned in other reviews, the climb up to this museum is exceedingly steep. Is it worth it? The interior is very cool well matched by the coldness of the reception. Be warned it is closed between 12 and 2, and although signs suggest the...More

Thank DrJimSmith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are some lovely pieces of furniture, China, jewellery, silver and artworks in the museum with descriptions in different languages in each room. The gardens are beautiful with fish ponds, orchids and exotic trees. Wonderful views over Funchal to the sea and also up to...More

Thank jcpilgrims
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I liked the collection of the museum but the accompanying information is very scarce. What they could do to really improve the experience is to have the employees to do the guided tours. Now they were just chatting with each other, oblivious to the visitors....More

Thank Milla52819
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We walked up to the Quinta musuem & gardens (all uphill !) & found quite small, peaceful gardens with lovely views but needing a lot of investment & TLC. Unfortunately the chapel was closed while we were there. The museum has a lot of artefacts...More

Thank Sedateskier
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Several of the guide books we had recommended this place but it was such a disappointment. It is a long hot trudge up and is not worth it. It could be better but no-one seems to care and the whole place has a down at...More

Thank andmar
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We wanted something different so tried this museum. It's good for a few hours away from the hustle and bustle and there are other museums in the same road.

Thank Suzanne E
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this place and got a nice surprise with all the history this little museum has to offer. The silverware collection is beautiful and huge. The upstairs area is very interesting as well because it shows a little bit of how estates of that...More

Thank Lucas G
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Uninteresting, dark, depressing place. It was listed as one of the landmark of Funchal : well, that makes me worried about the others... Would not even recommend the place to my mother-in)-law ! Once again wondering how it can be rated 4 stars in TripAdvisor...

Thank Denis V
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