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Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu

Calcada Pico 2 | Centro Cívico e Cultural de Santa Clara, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
+351 291 225 122
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We visited this museum today and found it closed, although the outside cafe was open. A couple of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jane B
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Peaceful garden to enjoy good coffee and cake

The Teahouse is in the garden of the Universo de Memorias and is ideal for those visiting this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MargretEA
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Vollen, Norway
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Calcada Pico 2 | Centro Cívico e Cultural de Santa Clara, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
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+351 291 225 122
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"eclectic collection"
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"santa clara"
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"guided tour"
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"quinta das cruzes"
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"lovely tea room"
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"interesting items"
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"his life"
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"costume jewellery"
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"treasure trove"
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"fantastic collection"
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"monte carlo hotel"
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"caught his eye"
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"world travels"
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"pretty courtyard"
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"recharge your batteries"
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"tea house"
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"private collection"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this museum today and found it closed, although the outside cafe was open. A couple of charming ladies told us that they had suffered a flood within the house and it is closed until further notice. It would be a good idea to...More

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Teahouse is in the garden of the Universo de Memorias and is ideal for those visiting this amazing place or the Quinta das Cruzes Museum or gardens across the street.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

This museum is full of eclectic items collected by one man - who is still alive. It is much larger than expected in a beautiful old house. Staff most courteous and excellent coffee shop attached.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

This is a must-read museum. It's has a little entrance fee and the rooms are set out beautifully and has 3 floors or variety collections. We spent around 1 hr looking around the too.s and at the end there is a delightfully garden and tea...More

1  Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

A real find that you would be pleased to discover and visit in any City - not just a rainy Funchal. Very pleasant and informed guides. A lovely house to display the collection. Not as well flagged in guide books so not so busy. A...More

Thank MarcG G
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

A room full of ties; hundreds of horses; enough tea sets for two English old age homes, hundreds of paintings; and thousands of bijouterie, among others. Abreu is rich, and a bachelor, and so has plenty of money to pursue his obsession. I say good...More

Thank dberis
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We had visited Santa Clara across the road and came here to the wonderful tea room. The helpful assistant there recommended we took a tour to see the collections of Joao Carlos Abreu. And we were so glad we did. The very pleasant guide pointed...More

Thank MemberBedfordshire
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Don't know how we've managed to miss this place when we've been coming to Funchal for many years; I guess it's because we mainly go out walking. Now we're a bit older and this year the weather was a bit cooler and wetter than usual...More

Thank Carolyn L
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Joao_Carlos_Abreu, Gerente at Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words. Your visit and your opinion are the incentive to improve our quality. You are always welcome

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

One of the most interesting places in Madeira. This person Abreu did a wonderful job and the collection is marvelous. The house itself is a pearl. The stuff is nice and welcoming. Do not miss!!!!

Thank nadi O o
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Joao_Carlos_Abreu, Gerente geral at Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your kind words and thank you for your testimony. You're always welcome

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Incredible collection of items from all over the world. Art, silverware, horses, paintings, furniture. Magical room full of ties. We also found two Oiva Toikka birds from Finland.

Thank Miisa V
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amh_1403
27 June 2017|
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Response from LYNNDNorthYorks | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so, but they only take about 20 minutes so you could have a cup of tea if you need to wait.
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silviaeaston
4 November 2015|
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Response from Joao_Carlos_Abreu | Property representative |
Unfortunately we only open on Sundays for groups with more than 6 people. To book: cccsc.drc@gov-madeira.pt
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Rosiedon
3 September 2015|
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Response from Joao_Carlos_Abreu | Property representative |
Timetable Monday to friday: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Closed on weekends and Holidays* The visits are guided and last nearly an hour *the group visits can be booked for the weekends and holidays.
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