Contemporary Art Museum of Funchal and São Tiago Fortress

Visit this contemporary art museum set up in a 17th century fortress in Funchal, Madeira.

São Tiago Fortress, Funchal, Madeira
São Tiago Fortress
© FC Turismo da Madeira

The São Tiago Fortress was built in 1614 by the command of Madeira’s governor as an answer to the continuous attacks by English, French, Algerian and Turkish pirates, who were attracted to the prosperity of the sugar trade in Funchal.

Contemporary Art Museum of Funchal
Contemporary Art Museum of Funchal
© FC Turismo da Madeira

Once you are in the fortress, you can have a walk through its labyrinthine passages, staircases and tower, from where you will have stunning views of Funchal.

This fortress has been restored to currently host the Contemporary Art Museum, which makes rotating and thematic exhibitions showing some of the contemporary art of the region.

More information:


Rua do Portão de São Tiago Funchal, Madeira.

Ticket price:

General entry: 3€.
People over 65 years old or Youth Card Holders: 1,50€.

Opening hours:

From Monday to Saturday from 10h00 to 12h30 and from 14h00 to 17h30.


(+351) 291 213 340.


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