Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal

Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal

Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal
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Monday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Founded by royal charter of D. Sebastiao in 1569, the Jesuits' College of Funchal marked, throughout the centuries, the lives of the inhabitants of Madeira Island. For more than 400 years of history, it served a number of tenants, from British invaders to the University of Madeira, coming to serve as a military facility and a number of schools. Despite its military applications, it has always kept a close relationship with education. Portrayed as "one of the most remarkable buildings that exist in the island" by historian and professor at the University of Madeira Rui Carita, the Jesuits' College of Funchal is the stage of a cultural and scientific awareness project lead by the Students' Union meant for both local residents and visitors of the region. The inauguration of another Gaudeamus - AAUMa Academic Store at the entrance of the College was the starting point of its opening for the general public. Added to it was a circuit of autonomous tours of the College, as well as monthly gatherings for Coimbra Fado and a service of guided tours, whose circuit includes reserved areas of the University of Madeira Rectory, among others. The Students' Union has also published The Jesuits' College of Funchal - A History, by Rui Carita, a book that narrates the history of the College, its tenants and its transformations throughout the centuries. These are projects that, above all, show the spirit of this institution, which benefits from a precious asset both scarce and undervalued in this country; the volunteer work and the dedication of a solid team. Everyone's contribute will be vital, even if in the form of a simple visit to our store. Only then will we be able to continue financing all of the projects that we have to offer to both our associates and the population, whether free of charge or under a symbolic price.
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The Jesuit College is an enormous building with a spectacular white and black exterior. It has two courtyards, one larger than the other, with the larger one containing a charming well. The smaller courtyard is reserved for the priests and is not open to the public. Free to enter but some areas are restricted.
Written February 8, 2024
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Drummer3
Dublin, Ireland337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
We visited the church. The main altar is magnificently ornate. There are a number of lovely side altars too. The sun shines in a stained glass window to leave a lovely colourful design on the pews. For €1, you can visit the tower which has more information, storage of the crib figures and outside to great views.
Written September 12, 2022
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ADB0214
Bucharest, Romania108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The Colegio das Jesuitas hosts the rectorate of the University of Madeira. It has a charming inner yard and the old building is perfectly adapted for meetings and also has a very attractive dinner room. The souvenir shop deserves a visit. But the main attraction, which should not be missed, is the church (it faces the very nice square), so beautifully decorated, in a typical Madeira style. It makes you feel being in heaven!
Written July 16, 2022
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Sue1951
Northampton, UK151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Passing by, we heard beautiful singing and went to look. This is a most beautiful church and well worth a visit. The tower is open to visitors for a (small) fee although we did not take advantage of this!
Written October 31, 2021
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cabeden15
Devizes, UK70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Lovely chance to say a prayer for those who have left us
Remembering the lives of those who made Madeira great
Loved lighting a candle to remember my loved ones
Written October 24, 2021
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Steve Buckley
London, UK8,855 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
My wife and myself are currently holidaying in Madeira and during our Old Town Walking Tour earlier today (see separate Review) we not only visited the Jesuits College but this was both the starting and end point of the Tour!

As such, it is dIfficult not to be impressed with the Building facade but the end of the tour included an inside tour of the Church which is truly magnificent. By all accounts it took centuries to complete with no cost spared.

Hopefully, this comes across in my photos but - in practice - it has to be seen at firsthand to truly witness what is, without doubt, one of the Island’s finest buildings!
Written August 27, 2021
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Georges V
Antwerp, Belgium287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The facade is magnificent, so is the typical Jesuit interior of the church.
Drop in when you are in the neighborhood, it is worth the effort
Written November 17, 2020
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Peter M
Weymouth, UK454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A majestic building which contains a beautiful interior church which is so much prettier than the 'normal' Baroque style of the period. Endless fine details of the artistic panels making up the interior. Very well worth a visit - doubly so as it is a free visit! An additional visiting area is at the rear which forms (I understand) part of the university.
Written February 12, 2020
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sphbta
Essex23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Beautifully decorated and serene inside. Access to the roof was on the rear-left after entering. Well worth the visit.
Written February 2, 2020
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Cromagnon53
Hove, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is the finest church interior in Madeira, better than the Se (Cathedral), and all the other lesser ones. The artistic and religious cycle is complete and undamaged, and in the finest condition. The effect is sumptuous and breathtaking. You need 30-40 minutes to appreciate its complexity. The liturgical scenes are easily understood, too.
Written January 24, 2020
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