Museological Area of the São Lourenço Palace, Madeira

Visit this interesting museum set up between the bastions of the São Lourenço Palace, in the Island of Madeira.

Museological Area of the São Lourenço Palace, Madeira
Museological Area of the São Lourenço Palace
© Turismo da Madeira

This museum, also known as Fortress Museum, is located between two bastions of the São Lourenço Palace (16th century), in the city of FunchalMadeira.

The entrance of the museum if an old stone arch behind the Avenida Arriaga Avenue, in front of the tourism office.

The fortress was unfinished in 1566, when Bernard de Montluc, a French pirate, looted the island capturing more than 250 citizens and killing them inside the walls.

Currently, the fortress is catalogued as a monument and considered to be one of the best preserved Portuguese fortresses.

The museum has two rooms which were part of the guardian house. Inside them, weapons and old uniforms are exhibited.

More information:


Avenida Zarco, Funchal, Madeira.

Ticket price:

Free admission.

Opening hours:

Guided tours on Mondays at 12h30, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10h00, Thursdays at 10h00 and 12h30; and on Fridays at 15h00.


(+351) 291 20 25 30.

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