University of Madeira: Guided Tour

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University of Madeira: Guided Tour

From US$ 6.05 per person

Take a guided tour of one of the most emblematic historic buildings of Funchal- the Jesuítas College. Learn about the history of the building and the different roles it has played. Explore its architecture and also its impressive art collection.

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Duration 1 hour
Starting times 12:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Audio guide
English, German, French, Portuguese


  • Take a guided tour through the historic building of the Jesuits' College
  • Explore the architectural mixture resulting from the history of its occupants
  • See its impressive collection of furniture and art
  • Learn about the history of Portugal and the region of Madeira through the building
Full description
Take a guided tour of one of the most important buildings on the island of Madeira. The Jeuistas College was built out of the island's stone with the first plan of the building sent to Rome in 1575 to be reviewed and authorized by the authorities of the Society of Jesus. In this great building, a national monument, visitors may behold unique pieces of Baroque and Mannerist art. The Jesuits' College has seen religious, military, and civilian institutional activity. The building is an architectural mixture resulting from reforms made by each occupant with various details of interest relating to the national and international episodes of its history.  Beyond the architecture, the College features an impressive collection of furniture and art, most of which originated from Quinta do Monte where Charles of Habsburg, the last emperor of Austria, lived and died.
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Audio guide
  • Food or beverages

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Meeting point

Jesuits' College of Funchal, Rua dos Ferreiros, 9000-039 Funchal.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Your walking tour will be guided by a former university student integrated in the History Tellers Project developed at the University of Madeira. This project has an important solidarity component
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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

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An excellent monument!

We had our guide all to ourselves, just a family of four. He was incredibly friendly and enthusiastic, clearly loved his subject. It was an absolute pleasure spending 1 hour with him and he even got the kids to show some interest in the art! Can't rate him or the tour highly enough.

October 23, 2016


It's a "must visit" attraction in Funchal. I've been visiting the city for the past 10 years in this monument, church and college, capture my attention every time I visit. The golden art of the Baroque is fascinating and the ceiling is wonderful. The visit, with a nice university guide, provide the information that I couldn't get anywhere else. Nice shop and exhibition it's also available in this huge complex. And in French too :) that's a plus!

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September 11, 2016

Great time

A very big thank you to David for a fantastic tour! We enjoyed every single second and all agreed that it was a superb tour... looking to explore a superb monument of Funchal? Join this tour... just fabulous! Thank you!

October 30, 2016

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