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Frederico de Freitas Museum

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Address: Calcada Santa Clara 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000-036, Portugal
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(351 91) 22 05 78
10:00 - 17:30
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Splendid collection of beautiful objects

The House is a good example of how the Blandy family, and others involved with Madeira, would have lived. Wide rooms, low ceilings, wooden floors, stone embrasures, and gardens... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The House is a good example of how the Blandy family, and others involved with Madeira, would have lived. Wide rooms, low ceilings, wooden floors, stone embrasures, and gardens enclosed in walls and flowering trees. The artefacts are varied and very interesting: one room has the Palanquins (a kind of hammock slung on ropes, from two poles) in which women... More 

Thank L B
Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This former residence of a wealthy lawyer houses a substantial collection of art, furniture and various other items in a beautiful house. You can use short guides in various languages to help to inform yourself of the rooms and their contents at your own pace. Photography is not permitted inside, but we were told that the exterior would be OK.... More 

Thank devonandriy
Mission, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We found this museum/house quite interesting with the limited tile collection on one side and then the house filled with furniture and collectibles. We guessed that the tile collection may have come from the Santa Clara Convent nearby which is now a school. Each room in the house has a page of information to guide your visit. However, I agree... More 

Thank 1956traveller
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222 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A bizarre place split in two, one half has a very sparse display of tiles, no idea what that has to do with de Freitas and the second is his house. Firstly and in common with every other museum I visited on Madeira, there was a strict ‘no photography’ rule. No idea why, most places are happy for you to... More 

Thank FoodieOswestry
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Arrived here by accident, I should have kept climbing up the hill to a museum recommended by friends. However spent an interesting two hours looking around both the tile collection and the house.

Thank Hilary1950
Truro, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

From the outset the man who took our bag was surly.we ere beckoned into a modern tile display but the reception we received did not do justice to the museum. Nobody explained there was another part of the museum but we stumbled across it in the yard.there was one helpful young man who stood out as someone who was proud... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We loved this house and it gives a really excellent indication of how the rich once lived in Madeira, very atmospheric. We especially liked the library, the examples of furniture and china.

Thank SuffolkMobo
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

A lovely grand house located in the back streets of Funchal. An interesting collection of artefacts collected from all over the world. We only had 45 mins., as we had to catch a bus and didn't realise there was also a Tile Museum on site (no one told us !) The museum is very difficult to find but the locals... More 

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le busseau france
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

If you want to feel like a criminal this is the place to visit. In the first museum which is dedicated to tiles of the world it is very interesting. When we were told that a house with furniture was also included we were very pleased. But after that we were made to feel very uncomfortable. There were at least... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

One of the very best cultural destinations in Funchal. We first visited the tile museum housed in a very modern extension of interesting design. The tiling is largely arranged in an historical sequence beautifully mounted and lit. Tiles from the Middle East, Mediterranean Europe, Holland and England are featured. The large house is filled to the brim with furniture, pictures,... More 

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