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University of Madeira: Guided Tour

Product ID: 72366
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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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  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • 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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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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Madeiran Heritage

Product ID: 72366