Museums » Civic and Cultural Centre of Santa Clara Memories
Useful Information
Institution in charge: 
Department of Culture

Calçada do Pico n.º 2
9000-206 Funchal
(351)291 225 122
(351)291 225 122

Opening hours:
Guided Visits From monday to friday: 10a.m to 5p.m Closed on weekens and holidays* *the group visits can be booked for the weekends and holidays"

Regular ticket: 3,50 €
Pensioners: 2.00 €
Youngsters-card: 2,00 €
Groups (+ 6): 2.00 € (per person)

It is installed in a house from the late nineteenth century, in Calçada do Pico, near historic buildings of Funchal city, such as the Convent of Santa Clara and the Quinta das Cruzes Museum, with collections of the former Regional Secretary of Tourism and Culture, João Carlos Abreu who was a journalist, writer, hotel manager and Secretary of Tourism and Culture for many years.

The Civic and Cultural Centre of Santa Clara-Memories of João Carlos Abreu is an organizational unit responsible for the conservation, maintenance and public exposure of all goods donated to the Autonomous Region of Madeira by João Carlos Abreu, and is also designed to host and develop cultural activities.

Throughout his life, he made numerous trips, and lived in various European cities like Rome and where he purchased items and memorabilia that in his words: linked to my course of forty years of service in tourism, surrounded by people and countries that enriched me.

It presents a large and diverse set of decorative arts from various continents, mainly the decorative arts.

You can visit the Library, Red Room, Purple Room, Dining Room, Travel room, Kitchen, Horses collection Room, Oratory, jewellery Room, Green Room, Bedroom Beige Room, Collection of Ties Display Room and Nook.

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