The Jesuits' College was the scenario of the activity of religious, military and civilian institutions. The building is an architectural mixture resulting from reforms made by each occupant with various details of interest related to the national and international episodes of its history.

Beyond the architecture, the College features an impressive collection of furniture and art, most of which originated from the Quinta do Monte, where lived and died Charles of Habsburg, the last Emperor of Austria.

There are several types of visits which are organized by the Academic Association of the University of Madeira: quick tours, guided visits, autonomous visit circuit, audioguide circuit and educational tours. Your visit provides financing for project of social support for students at the University of Madeira. Do not forget to contribute!


Daily, from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., we offer a small tour on the history of Funchal and the Jesuits' College of Funchal.

The visit is free and requires no previous appointment and it can be held in Portuguese, English, French, Polish, German and Spanish.

To start your visit, please head to Gaudeamus - Academic Shop of AAUMa.


A guided tour has an informative follow-up by accredited guides from the services of the Jesuits' College, to groups of 15 persons at the most. It is possible to make the guided tour to the interior of the Jesuits' College and to the interior of the Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

The guided tour is an informative escort by guides.

Visits are held in Portuguese, English, French, German and Polish and can be scheduled at the Gaudeamus Shop, at the entrance of the College, by phone +351 291 705 060 or by email

The guided tour of the Jesuits' College is on Saturdays at 11.00 a.m. and at 12:30 a.m. The guided tour of the Church of St. John the Evangelist is from Monday to Friday at 11.30 a.m..

We can also schedule guided tour from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m., for groups and travel agencies. Contact us for more information.


The visit circuit is done with the help of an informative leaflet and is provided in seven languages: Portuguese, English, French, German, Russian, Polish, Spanish and Mandarin.

Near the entrance, on Rua dos Ferreiros, visitors can collect the brochure that will guide them, through a map with several points of visit, and learn about various aspects related to the history of this building and the city, that hosts this historical complex.


University of Madeira Students' Union, with the support of the Regional Office of Education and Human Resources, makes available, to all schools in the region and all national and international schools who visit us, to have a circuit of educational visits, adapted to each of the three national study cycles: First and Middle School.

The circuit can be scheduled at the Gaudeamus Shop, by phone: +351 291 705 060 or by email:

Educational visits are held on working days, all the yearlong. Come and learn about the history of one of the most important buildings of Madeira, available now, for the first time, through a circuit of educational visits with associated pedagogical activities.


The use of audioguides guarantees free visits to the Jesuits’ College from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in an efficient and professional way. By using an audioguide each visitor is free to manage his own visit controlling the length of time and by choosing the disposal information.