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Jesuits' College of Funchal

Rua Ferreiros, Funchal, Madeira 9000-082, Portugal
+351 291 705 060
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Founded by royal charter of D. Sebastiao in 1569, the Jesuits' College of Funchal marked, throughout the centuries, the lives of the inhabitants of Madeira Island. For more than 400 years of history, it served a number of tenants, from British invaders to the University of Madeira, coming to serve as a military facility and a number of schools. Despite its military applications, it has always kept a close relationship with education. Portrayed as "one of the most remarkable buildings that exist in the island" by historian and professor at the University of Madeira Rui Carita, the Jesuits' College of Funchal is the stage of a cultural and scientific awareness project lead by the Students' Union meant for both local residents and visitors of the region. The inauguration of another Gaudeamus - AAUMa Academic Store at the entrance of the College was the starting point of its opening for the general public. Added to it was a circuit of autonomous tours of the College, as well as monthly gatherings for Coimbra Fado and a service of guided tours, whose circuit includes reserved areas of the University of Madeira Rectory, among others. The Students' Union has also published The Jesuits' College of Funchal - A History, by Rui Carita, a book that narrates the history of the College, its tenants and its transformations throughout the centuries. These are projects that, above all, show the spirit of this institution, which benefits from a precious asset both scarce and undervalued in this country; the volunteer work and the dedication of a solid team. Everyone's contribute will be vital, even if in the form of a simple visit to our store. Only then will we be able to continue financing all of the projects that we have to offer to both our associates and the population, whether free of charge or under a symbolic price.
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Rua Ferreiros, Funchal, Madeira 9000-082, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just passing and the doors were open. We went inside and what a church. We were greeted by one of the students who offered use free audio sets to use. Very interesting. The students are very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

The doors were open and we felt welcomed as we entered this lovely building. We aren't religious but were amazed at the gilding and decoration.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Interesting and informative, spent about 30 mins inside. Tours on offer by volunteers if you’re interested.

Thank Jo R
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We very much enjoyed our walking tour of Funchal with Augustine. His English is excellent and he is very well informed.He is part of a programme whereby overseas students present the history and culture of Madeira. Excellent,not to be missed. Very reasonably priced

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Try to get there when it is open( the hours are not reliable). Inside it is amazing with decoration on every surface.

Thank Jackie H
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Jesuits'college of Funchal is a beautiful building very interesting place to visit you can go right up to the top and look over Funchal town the views are amazing and also you can see the cruise ships which makes a good photo.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Had a guided tour round the towhall with Augustin Cochet....and it was very very good and competent. He speaks good English and explained a lot of historical things from Madeira and the Townhall After that I visited the Jesuits college.....you HAVE to go and support...More

Thank Helidonia
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

One of Funchals historic buildings and well worth the visit. Very decorative Interesting building style is unlike most others in Funchal.

Thank td2traveller
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

On a rainy day, we spent a couple of hours looking around this beautiful Jesuit church with it's elaborate carvings and art-work, as well as spending a quiet moment reflecting and praying.

Thank Judy P
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

The Chapel is the best church we visited on the island. The rest of the Jesuit College is a working University college and we were shown round a small part of it by an enthusiastic volunteer student (who probably learned as much from us about...More

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marbern58
31 January 2018|
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Response from CaptainBlackmore | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I've no idea, but it might be worth contacting the students' association of Madeira University, as they provide English and Portuguese language guides and are knowledgable, good luck!
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