Ring the bell and enter for an escorted visit around this little gem of a monastry. Many pieces of fine art can be seen in these buildings. Also you get a glimpse of how life in the monastry was a few hundred years ago.
Beautiful monastery with wonderful pieces of religious art. You can't walk around on your own, but there is always someone to guide you.
This was a lovely place to visit and spend an hour or so. It is hidden away on a hillside overlooking the west of the Funchal. When you first arrive you might think "is this right?" as you are greeted by a large brown door set into a wall. But you need to pull the brass handle (which is the... 更多
Don't be put off by the shut door - ring the bell and you are immediately let in and allocated to a guide. You may join a tour half way through but the guide does the whole thing so you always see everything. Interesting to see inside the convent and some of their treasures - the church is wonderful.
What a beautiful experience. Takes you right back in time. Part of it is now run as a nursery and you have to book to see around, but well worth it.
Retreat from the hustle and bustle for a tour of this beautful sacred building. Some lovely works of art, but also a glimpse into the monastic life. Lovely cloister courtyard too and some stunning tilework. Don't miss it.
For only two euro entrance, this place is defintely worth a visit. You can see the old monastery, which is nowadays a kindergarden. At this place you can see how clarisses used to live in a monastary which was isolated from normal life in Funchal. Definately worth the money!
Decided to visit this place as a result of TripAdvisor reviews. A very humbling place that seems to have been lost in time. Very interesting history and a reasonable price. Our tour guide seemed tired and disinterested and that was the only negative to what was otherwise well worth the walk up to the monastery.
This monastery is situated uphill in Funchal, but easy enough to get to if you are reasonably mobile. It's not an obvious choice for a tourist visit but is very interesting and great if perhaps you have time to squeeze one more thing in, or just don't want a lengthy tour (say 20-30 minutes). Lovely to see inside, the tour... 更多
We rang the bell at the big wooden gate, entered into courtyard and were transported back into history. Guide took us round the public areas including chapels. We only saw a brief glimpse of a nun in the distance. I thought it would have been nice for some classical or opera music to be playing in the background. But instead,... 更多