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Cultural Centers in Funchal
Rua do Bispo, 21
Working at the bishop’s palace, it shows one of the best collections of religious Flemish paintings from the XV and XVI centuries in Portugal. The triptych of São Tiago and São Filipe stands out. The exhibition also displays liturgical clothes, jewellery works, religious sculptures and Portuguese paintings.
Rua do Portão de São Tiago
This museum owns a vast collection of contemporary Portuguese art since the 1960s until now, being its initial nucleus the goods of the Plastic Arts Prize of the City of Funchal, an initiative carried out in 1966 and 1967.
Avenida Sá Carneiro - Praça do Mar, 27
Considered by many the best Portuguese player of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo, born in Madeira, is already eternalized where he was born. The CR7 Museum celebrates the star, highlighting the achievements he achieved and recalling some of his most emblematic moments. In addition to the trophies and football jerseys, there is also a fan correspondence, an interactive journey through CR7 career and an application that allows you to take pictures as if you were standing next to the player.
Theatre built in the end of the XIX century by the architect Tomás Augusto Soler. It was first called Teatro Dona Maria Pia, and then changed to Teatro Funchalense, after that to Teatro Manuel de Arriaga and at last Teatro Baltazar Dias, paying homage to the Madeira dramaturge from the XVI century.
Rua Latino Coelho, 39
Museu com cerca de 6000 brinquedos, expostos em sete salas: Brinquedos Portugueses; Miniaturas Automóveis, Camiões e outros veículos; Star Wars, Action Man e outras peças de colecção; Super Heróis e Micro Machines; Sala de Jogos com um carácter mais didático. Por último e, em fase de montagem, a Sala das Bonecas. O acervo conta com peças oriundas de Portugal, Inglaterra, Alemanha e França. A colecção de Brinquedos ocupa agora todo o segundo andar do Edifício datado do séc. XVIII.
Rua Visconde da Anadia, 44
In July 2006, born the Instituto do Vinho, do Bordado e do Artesanato da Madeira, I.P. (IVBAM), which includes the Instituto do Vinho da Madeira (IVM) and the Instituto do Bordado, Tapeçarias e Artesanato da Madeira (IBTAM). This entity is responsible for the promotion and dissemination of these regional products and the issuer of the certificate of quality for Embroidery and Madeira wine. This institute brings together Madeira embroidery dating from the XIX-XX centuries, costumes and other props, showing the execution process of Madeira embroidery and its history.
Rua Portão de São Tiago - Fortaleza de São Tiago
Military Museum Located inside São Tiago Fortress.
Rua Casa da Luz, 2
Museum placed at the former Thermal Power Station of Funchal, exhibiting a vast collection of documents and rare models of machines and equipments. It is possible to observe the course of lighting in Funchal, since the oil-lamp, through kerosene until electricity.
Rua do Visconde do Anadia, 44
Permanent exhibition of Madeira embroidery, since the 1860s until about 1930. it owns decorative objects, furniture and clothes from the same period. Here you’ll get to know the story of embroidery making process.
Rua do Carmo, 61
Museum devoted to the life and work of Sister Mary Jane Wilson, founder of the Franciscan Sisters of Nossa Senhora das Vitórias Congregation. It has five rooms where some old pictures, personal objects of Mary Jane Wilson and vast collection of works are in exhibition.