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Culture and heritage

With 6 centuries of history, these islands are guardians of a rich cultural heritage. The offer is wide and of high quality, from beautiful buildings such as churches and chapels, through the artistic interest of the monuments that coexist with the daily hustle and bustle of the city, to the museums and traditional cultural centres, which have inheritances from various origins.

 

They are starting points for a trip to the past, where you can discover some details of the history of these islands. Its relics include examples of Manueline, military and modernist architecture, paintings, furniture, sculptures, photography, porcelain, jewellery, among others.

 

In Funchal, the Baltazar Dias Theatre, built in 1888, is an important cultural focus and has a diverse agenda throughout the year.

 

In Calheta, the Mudas (Museum of Contemporary Art) was internationally awarded for its architecture and offers shows, conferences, plays, music concerts, as well as exhibitions.

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Casa Museu Frederico de Freitas

Address:
Calçada de Santa Clara 7, 9000-036 Funchal, Funchal
Phone:
+351 291 202 570 / +351 291 202 576
Fax:
351291202580
Schedule:
Terça a Sábado:10h00 -13h00
Closed:
Domingo, Segunda-feira e feriados

Centro Cívico e Cultural de Santa Clara “Universo de Memórias”

Address:
Calçada do Pico 2, 9000-206, Funchal
Phone:
351291225122
Fax:
351291225122

Centro Cultural Congressos do Porto Santo

Address:
Rua Dr. Nuno Silvestre Teixeira, 9400-162, Porto Santo
Phone:
351291980600
Fax:
351291982584
Schedule:
Segunda a Sexta-feira: 09h00 -12h30 e das 14h00 - 17h30
Closed:

Centro Cultural John dos Passos

Address:
Rua do Príncipe D. Luís, n.º 3, 9360-218 Ponta do Sol, Ponta do Sol
Phone:
351291974034
Fax:
351291974036
Schedule:
Segunda - feira - Sexta-feira: 09h00 às 17h00
Closed:
Sábados, Domingo e Feriados

Convento de Santa Clara

Address:
Calçada de Santa Clara 15, 9000-036 Funchal, Funchal
Phone:
351291742602
Schedule:
ENCERRADO
Closed:

Coração de Jesus (Capela dos Cardais)

Address:
Sítio dos Cardais, Machico

Cruzeiro de Santa Cruz

Address:
Praça Dr. João Abel de Freitas 9100-157 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Edifício do Tribunal de Santa Cruz

Address:
Largo do Município, 9100-162 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz
Phone:
351291524219
Schedule:
Segunda -Feira a Sexta- Feira
Closed:
Fins de semana e feriados.