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Museu de Arte Contemporanea - Fortaleza de Santiago

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Visited the Fort as part of an organised trip firstly around the old town then a look around the... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2015
keith c
Birmingham, United Kingdom
The fort is the real star!

The exhibition is interesting but not memorable. The fort, itself, is well worth a visit. It's... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2015
Warwick, United Kingdom
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8 Nov 2017
“Museum has moved !”
29 Aug 2016
“Lovely fort with a small gallery”
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Please ignore the raring as we never actually got to see the museum. All info we had seen, including internet, said it was at the fort. However, when we got there, we were told it has recently moved to out of town somewhere. Best to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Very lovely fort (reminded us of Torre de Belem in Lisbon) with beautiful views and a little photography gallery inside.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank IMBrown2
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

They have changed location, so the museum was not here anymore. They dont say this on tripadvisor nor their website, which is quite strange.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Jrohde1986
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The fort is worth a visit as you get some brilliant views. The exhibition was just a couple of old photographs. Would have been interesting had there been more and a description of what they were of and where they were taken and when.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Ben F
Reviewed November 29, 2015

rarely have I seen such poor exhibitions. The place is nice though. The exhibitions not worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Alex M
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Visited the Fort as part of an organised trip firstly around the old town then a look around the fort.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank keith c
Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

The exhibition is interesting but not memorable. The fort, itself, is well worth a visit. It's military architecture is notable and the views in all directions are stunning. Don't miss this one, if you have time to spare in Funchal.

1  Thank Snowlizardkevin
Reviewed October 25, 2014

Personally the art collection in this museum is nothing to draw a crowd, but the beautifully restored fort is well worth the time and entrance fee. The views out over the water from the upper level of the fort is magnificent and the bright yellow...More

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed September 29, 2014

Quite apart from the art collection… it’s worth a walk through the old town to this beautifully maintained and presented fort just to see the views over the lower town and the harbour. Had we known that there was an excellent restaurant on site… we...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank twotravellersLondon
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Not the best fort visited but had my attention long enough to pay the entrance fee and take some photos.

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank kenny10564
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