The São Cristóvão Manor House is a museum located in the municipality of Machico and is a rare and valuable example of Madeiran manorial architecture.
The construction of this building began in 1690, under the commission of Cristóvão Moniz de Menezes, who ordered a private residence and chapel for himself and his family. The São Cristóvão Manor House has collected stories and functionalities since, without ever losing its charm and mystique. From a family residence, it became a religious centre, then a school, an arts conservatory and even an 'Artist's House'.
After being closed for a few years, it reopened in 2019, marking the 600th anniversary of the discovery of the Island of Madeira. When visiting the municipality of Machico, don't miss the opportunity to visit this cultural space. A visit to the São Cristóvão Manor House is an invitation to go back in time and explore a rich past, full of stories. Although it has undergone some transformations during its centuries of existence, inside it maintains its authentic treasures. An example is the original wood-fired oven, set on a stone slab in the kitchen of this manor house. Also inside, and an integral part of the exhibition, are significant sections of furniture of Portuguese and Madeiran origin, from the 17th to the 19th centuries, in vinhatico, mahogany, walnut and oak woods. In another set, a rosewood canapé and a cabinet piano in walnut wood stand out.
Come and visit an important museum that portrays the experiences of Madeiran society throughout several generations.
The São Cristóvão Manor House in Machico is a very important museum where you can find private objects that help to go back through centuries of a Madeiran family history.
Tuesday to Saturday: from 09:30 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 16:30 | Closed: Sundays, Mondays and public holidays