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Cristiano Ronaldo statue, Madeira

The Cristiano Ronaldo Statue honours the famous player, born in Madeira.

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Find out everything you need to know about this one-of-a-kind tribute!

In 2014, Madeiran sculptor Ricardo Veloza revealed the bronze statue (3.4 meters high).

Cristiano was then 29 years old and visibly moved.

The statue received international press attention, as Ricardo Veloza highlighted the player’s virility. 

This did not go unnoticed.

According to Time, the sculpture made “an impression”. Metro mentioned a “bump”, and Mashable reported the shorts were “not big enough”…

Most fans joke about it, taking pictures next to the hands and groin. Those areas are more polished…

CR7 Museum

Next to the statue, the CR7 Museum features a vast collection of items related to Ronaldo’s career, including trophies, medals, boots and uniforms.

The museum also offers interactive experiences that allow visitors to feel they are next to Ronaldo.

The CR7 Museum opened in 2013, managed by Cristiano Ronaldo and his brother.

Tourists and football fans both like to go there. It has got excellent reviews. It gives a unique look at Ronaldo’s career.

Besides the museum itself, the complex also includes a souvenir shop and café, offering visitors the opportunity to purchase exclusive merchandise related to Ronaldo and his career.

Pestana CR7 Hotel

The Pestana CR7 is a partnership between the Pestana hotel group and the famous Portuguese soccer player. Opened in 2016, offers guests’ elegant rooms and first-class services.

There is a pool outside, a spa, a gym, a bar, and a restaurant that serves delicious food.

Besides the amenities, the Pestana CR7 gives us access to the CR7 Museum.

Things to do near the Statue, Funchal:

Fortaleza do Ilhéu
Fortaleza do Ilhéu

It is next to the port of Funchal and its imposing cruise ships. From here, the Lobo Marinho ferry departs for Porto Santo.

Next to it, the 17th-century Ilhéu Fortress now houses the Design Center Nini Andrade Silva.

Just a few minutes away is the Funchal Marina. A few appealing dining options and terraces to relax.

Behind the square, the imposing Pestana Casino Park Hotel & Casino emerges, and the glorious Santa Catarina Park (free access).

The historic heart of Funchal is a 5-minute walk away, where you can enjoy a Madeira wine at Blandy’s Wine Lodge or visit the Cathedral built by Dom Manuel I.


Location of the Cristiano Ronaldo Statue

In front of the CR7 Museum, next to the Hotel Pestana CR7 Funchal, in the square that bears his name.

Address: Praça CR7, 9004-518

  • Coordinates: 32.644183, -16.913682

About Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo plays as a striker and is one of the best football players of all time, with a vast following around the world.

Born in the city of Funchal in 1985. He started his professional career at Sporting CP, before moving to Manchester United in 2003.

There, he became one of the club’s most prominent players and helped the team win several titles, including the UEFA Champions League in 2008.

In 2009, Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid, where he became even more successful, winning many individual accolades and helping Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League four times.

Besides his skills as a footballer, we know Ronaldo for his dedication to training and maintaining a high standard of fitness.

He is also a successful entrepreneur and an active supporter of humanitarian causes with his own foundation.