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Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu

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We didn't visit the universo but as we walked by, we sat on the terrace at the back of the museum... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jan16Vera
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Brecht, Belgium
Well worth a visit, a highlight of Funchal

Probably the most interesting and welcoming place we visited all week in Funchal. Lots of objects... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig1961_01
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Calcada Pico 2 | Centro Cívico e Cultural de Santa Clara, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

The second place I visited on World Tourism Day. Straight across the road from Quinta das Cruzes.According to my excellent guidebook the tearoom here is the best place to recharge your batteries for more sightseeing. There was absolutely no mention of the house or its...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't visit the universo but as we walked by, we sat on the terrace at the back of the museum. Nice place to sit and relax after climbing the street up.

Thank Jan16Vera
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the most interesting and welcoming place we visited all week in Funchal. Lots of objects and collections to admire in very nicely decorated rooms throughout the house. Yes, it’s a little quirky and unexpected but far better than viewing a few broken pots or...More

Thank Craig1961_01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Each room is themed and filled with countless memorabilia. Horses, ducks, ties, hats, silverware, jewelry, boxes, mugs, paintings.. You name it - it's there. Also, a lovely tea garden in the back of the house. The guide was great, told us many anecdotes about the...More

Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never 've seen a museum like this! It's not actually a museum, I guess. More like a private collection of one of the more extravagant figures of Madeira. Used to be minister of culture in Madeira we've learned. The house too is very nice to...More

Thank stoffelzwvl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden gem in Funchal, the entire house is filled with things that the collector has spent his entire life collecting, things of lesser and greater value. The guide gives a quite interesting view into the life of João. I appreciated this visit much more...More

Thank Marie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended to go here by a friend. Guided tour, explaining the rooms. I found the collections absolutely fascinating and would need to visit many times to see everything, I just didn’t know where to look first. A room filled with ties, amazing. A room full...More

1  Thank Amethyst0702
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favourite places in Funchal. We visited on International Tourism Day in late September. It had been closed for 6 months due to flood damage and it was so nice to see it re-opened and every bit as interesting and quirky...More

1  Thank Calderglen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recommended to us by a couple in hotel in funchal ,worth the climb up the hill ,every room in this 3 stories building was a little gem full of collectables from around the worrld

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Fascinating collections of one man displayed in a 19th century house which retains many of it's original features. Friendly and helpful guide. Only cost 2 euros for seniors! Finished visit with a good English brew on the sunny terrace. Highly recommend.

Thank chrissie853
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Very diverse collection! Each piece with a story, very nice tour as well! Well worth the money, I would recommend this place!

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Wander87466
24 June 2018|
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Response from jcpilgrims | Reviewed this property |
If you look it up on Tripadvisor you can click on map.
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Nicola G
6 June 2018|
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Response from PatBarker | Reviewed this property |
Has it been closed then, as always been open when we go. We don't visit the museum every time but go into the lovely coffee shop in the grounds
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amh_1403
28 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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