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Located in a 19th century building, the Civic and Cultural Center of Santa Clara – Universo de Memórias João Carlos Abreu was acquired by the Regional Government in 2002 to house all goods donated to the Autonomous Region of Madeira by João Carlos Nunes Abreu, former secretary of tourism.

Staged as a kaleidoscope, the “Universo de Memórias João Carlos Abreu” is a repository of memories built throughout his life as a journalist, traveller, poet, writer, politician, actor and artist, traveling throughout the world.

João Carlos Abreu has collected about 15,000 items on his travels, all for you to see in this wonderful museum.

You can get directions and other information from their FaceBook Page  or on the official Tourism website.

This elegant mansion has a garden, a tea house and an auditorium.

I would like to thank Nelio Filipe Marques who arranged our tour and for allowing me to take photos, also to Carolina for the delicious tea coffee and homemade scones and jams.

Yo can view all the Photos in my Album Here