GUIDED TOURS OF THE JESUITS’ COLLEGE OF FUNCHAL

GUIDED TOURS OF THE JESUITS’ COLLEGE OF FUNCHAL

Founded in 1569 by royal charter of D. Sebastião and built several years later, the Jesuits’ College of Funchal was the largest building in Madeira Island for centuries.

Having served as a centre of activity for religious, military and civilian institutions, the Jesuits’ College is an architectural display resulting from the refurbishing made my each of its former occupants, with various details of interest in regards to episodes of national and international History. Beyond the architecture, the College holds an impressive collection of furniture and art, a great deal of which was drawn from Quinta do Monte, where Charles I of Habsburg, last emperor of Austria, lived and died.

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