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Quinta das Cruzes Museum

Discover the beauty and magic of Quinta Das Cruzes Museum!

Dedicated to decorative arts, covers various themes from Painting, Sculpture, Furniture and others.

This was the last home of the family of João Gonçalves Zarco,
one of the Portuguese explorers who discovered Madeira in July 1419.

Museu da Quinta das Cruzes
Museu da Quinta das Cruzes
  • Coordinates: 32.6507026; -16.912987

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The space consists of the old house, Nossa Senhora da Conceição chapel, and the surrounding spacious gardens.

The house interior is filled with precious antiques and a vast decorative arts exhibition.

It is considered one of the most important museums in the region.


Address: Calçada do Pico, n.º1, 9000-206 Funchal


Telefone: (+351) 291 740 670

email: mqc.drc.srtc@madeira.gov.pt

In the 17th century, the house was restored by the wealthy Lomelino family of Genoese origin. They arrived in Madeira in the late 15th century.

In the mid-20th century, the former residence of João Gonçalves Zarco was turned into a museum with a chapel from the late 17th century and a small garden.

Opening Hours

The museum is open from Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 5:30pm.

Closed on Sundays and Mondays.


The admission price to the Museum costs €3 per adult.

Young people with a youth card receive a 50% discount (€1.5).


The ceramic collection of the Quinta das Cruzes Museum includes several pieces from the 18th century produced in Spain and Portugal, as well as other pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Oriental Porcelain corresponds mainly to the 16th to 18th centuries.

The Drawings and Engravings core focuses mainly on the romantic period of the late 19th century. Several artists visited the island of Madeira and tried to capture its essence.

Bento Coelho da Silveira (17th century) and Luigi Tomasini (19th century) stand out.

We also discovered many types of jewellery, including rings, pendants, earrings, trays, buckles, and various ornamental items. In the silversmith, silver prevails.

Most of the sculptures, Portuguese and Flemish, were donated by César Filipe Gomes.

Furniture in the English style from the 18th and 19th centuries is particularly noteworthy.


A Quinta das Cruzes is a spacious garden of romantic inspiration with century-old trees lining the paths. The Quinta has 1 hectare where the landscaped area prevails with grottos, fountains and a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the bay of Funchal.

Things to do near:

A 5-minute walk away, we have the São João Baptista do Pico Fort. At an altitude of 111.5 meters above sea level, it is one of the best city viewpoints and one of the ex-libris of Madeira island.

To the south, 500 meters, we find Blandy’s Wine Lodge. Based at the São Francisco Wineries, it offers wine tastings and guided tours to explore Madeira wine production.