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
This is one of the best tourist attractions I have ever been to. The highlight of my holiday. The building, art work, chapels and old tiles, carved angels, I could go on and on. A 'must visit'. Steady old climb to get there, but small coffee shops on the way for a rest. Guided tour included in the admission price.
After visiting the Nun’s Valley (Curral das Freiras), you cannot miss this place. I felt in love with nuns’ story and wanted to see Santa Clara Monastery too. It is a pretty steep climb to reach the monastery. Once there, ring the bell and the door to a fascinating place will be opened for you. After buying the tickets for... 更多
The tour companies don't seem to mention the Monastery, possibly because no commission? However, do climb uphill and ring their doorbell, you will be amazed when you enter at the sheer size of the Monastery; the old wall paintings and chapel interiors are impressive- in particular note the metal grilles that used to separate the nuns from the public. Very... 更多
This is possibly the first attraction I have visited where you have to ring for admission. The whole range of buildings, from the entrance courtyard to the main ornate church and the adjoining buildings makes a harmonious grouping. The guide was well informed and allowed us to have a little freedom to wander around to get the best photos and... 更多