Apartamentos São Apulo & Alegria

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If we do not lay ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
- Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818), in a letter to John Thaxter

Residencias
São Paulo
e Alegria.
(Roughly translated as the Residentials of Saint Paul and Happiness...)

 

Blessed are those that visit and stay at São Paulo & Alegria: for not only has kind grace and comfort been attributed to the lodgings, it also enjoys the good fortune of being in a most desirable location in the old and venerated central-western part of Funchal.

Many years of quality service
A typical room in the São Paulo Complex:
Residencias São Paolo & Alegria
Long meandering walks in coffee culture passageways mingle and pass into the richness of history nearby: like the old Jewish cemetery that reminds us of the "Marquês de Pombal" and the eighteenth century life of political strife and splendour in the Portugal of that era. Or the old english church around the corner, built in the style of early Freemason architecture. Lengthy and lazy sun dappled afternoons can be spent at the "Museu Quinta das Cruzes" - a 2 minute walk away, where studious and reminiscent inspection can be done on antiques and old silver. Visit the window of Christopher Columbus - an article of astonishing sculptural beauty and value in the gardens of the "Museu Quinta das Cruzes", read a book next to the Statue of Phillipa of Lancaster, the english wife of King João I, in the english church gardens and gaze upwards to the Fort São Jorge. Or visit the swans at the municipal gardens another minute away. Or relax under our care in the comfort of your room...

And, just in case you need it, even more points of interest for the tourist or traveller:

  • Porta 33 Art Gallery (for Contemporary Art) just around the corner, on the other side of the same block where the residencials are situated. This gallery is considered to be in the top 5 of all art gelleries in Portugal.
  • Old German Church also nearby
  • 3 minutes walk away from the Municipal theatre.
  • Walk straight down the road all the way down to the famous Largo do Colégio. Here you will find the old Jesuit Church, Municipality Buildings in traditional Portuguese Architectural Style, and another Arts Museum.
  • Vegetarians will enjoy the Biologos restaurant and shop nearby.
  • For meat eaters - the shop where it is renowned to make the best hamburgers in all Madeira is just opposite us.
  • But a more traditional fare can be recommended at typical Madeiran Restaurants nearby - some with old Portuguese Fado music.
  • The nicest bookshop in Madeira "Livraria Inglesa" is also situated down the road.
  • And the old photographic museum of Vicentes which is on top of the bookshop is a must !

    For more details on the accommodation size and availability see the bookings page by clicking below.

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Apartamentos São Apulo & Alegria