Madeira Story Centre, Funchal

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View interactive displays about Madeira's history and culture at Madeira Story Centre, presented chronologically from the volcanic eruptions that created the island to current trends. See realistic-looking busts of historical characters and pirates, and read about the ways of life at this isolated site on the Atlantic Ocean. Explore Madeira's 14 million years of existence through the use of sight, sound, smell, and games, and then step out to the terrace to peer through the binoculars for a panoramic view of Funchal's Old Town. Check out the gift shop where you can get traditional souvenirs, such as Madeiran caps and boots. Plan your Madeira Story Centre visit and explore what else you can see and do in Funchal using our Funchal day trip tool .
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  • In the face of the cable car to Monte, pleasant restaurant perched terrace which offers a beautiful view of the sea below. Madeiran, and international cuisine do not rely on the card that can put off and suggest that there is nothing original, specialities of the island are there and of good quality. The service is attentive, although a bit slow with servers/waitresses speaking good English. An address to recommend with pretty decent prices
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  • If you like the history of places this is then well worth the visit for you. It tells you all about the island and it's settlers.  more »
  • From this point it is best to start visiting the island. Everything you need you get in a nutshell from the origins. discovery of the island after the modern era. There are wax figures (very realistic).
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  • Very interesting little place.. with cafe/ restaurant attached right in the bus station / cable car square... Worth a visit. ....especially if you have kids as there are quizzes along the way.
  • The guy on the ground floor invited us to have a nice lunch on the rooftop. Relax and enjoy. I am very sorry, but the service is really bad. Not interested, not helpful, arguing with each other, throwing with dishes. Come on.... Even if you would offer me a dinner for free, no - thank you. There are too many nice people on Madeira in other restaurants.
  • They seem more interested in promoting the cafe than the story centre. Cash payments only.
  • Lovely restaurant upstairs with very helpful waiters. Amazing find.
  • Pretty well done for a small museum. Certainly a good introduction to Madeira.

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