Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal, Funchal

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O Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal foi fundado por D. Sebastião e abriu oficialmente as suas aulas a 6 de Maio de 1570, passando o Colégio a apoiar o trânsito dos jesuítas pelo então Império Ultramarino. Os séculos seguintes assistiram ao crescimento do poder da Companhia de Jesus, impossível depois de se manter com as necessidades de centralização do poder real. Seria o governo do futuro Marquês de Pombal a tomar a iniciativa, em 1759, de mandar cercar o Colégio e extinguir a Companhia, o que igualmente aconteceu por toda a Europa.

O Colégio serviu logo de Escola Militar e, em 1787, a Rainha D. Maria I ainda o doou para Seminário Diocesano. Contudo, a ocupação religiosa seria breve e, em 1801, com a invasão britânica, as tropas ocupantes alojaram-se no Colégio, passando depois para ali as tropas madeirenses de Artilharia. O Colégio serviu assim sempre como escola e, em 1970, como Escola Secundária. A partir de 1988, a Universidade da Madeira passa a funcionar nas edificações levantadas a partir dos finais do século XVI, que tem vindo a restaurar e reabilitar, como património único em toda a Região.

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Founded by royal charter of D. Sebastião in 1569, the Jesuits’ College of Funchal marked, throughout the centuries, the lives of the inhabitants of Madeira Island. For more than 400 years of its history, it served a number of tenants, from British invaders to the University of Madeira, coming to serve as a military facility and a number of schools. Despite its military applications, it has always kept a close relationship with education.

Portrayed as “one of the most remarkable buildings that exists on the island” by historian and professor Rui Carita, the Jesuits’ College of Funchal is the stage of a cultural and scientific awareness project lead by the Students’ Union, meant for, both, local residents and visitors of the region.

The inauguration of Gaudeamus – University of Madeira Students’ Union Store - at the entrance of the College was the starting point, in 2012, of its opening for the general public. A circuit of autonomous tours of the College and Church was added to it, as well as monthly gatherings from Coimbra Fado concerts and a service of guided tours and quick tours at the College and Church, whose circuits also include, among others, reserved areas of the University of Madeira Rectory.

These are the projects that, above all, show the spirit of this institution, which benefits from a precious asset, both, scarce and undervalued in this country; also the volunteer work and the dedication of a solid team.

Everyone’s contribute will be vital, even if you contribute in the form of a simple visit to our store or by donation. Only then we will be able to continue financing all of the projects that we have to offer to, both, our students and the population, whether free of charge or symbolically paid.

As a part of its wide and varied mission, the University of Madeira Students’ Union is committed to participate in defining and executing social action programs and contributing to the improvement of educational conditions. Aware of the alarming economic situation in the region and country, that result in difficulties for students and their families, it created the Nourishment Grant.

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A Associação Académica da Universidade da Madeira reserva o direito, pelo seu exclusivo critério, de seleccionar e remover qualquer conteúdo que considere inapropriado. Isso também inclui conteúdo comercial, cujo principal objetivo é vender um produto, serviço, ou outras práticas através da página do Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal, bem como o conteúdo que moleste, abuse, ameaçe, ou de qualquer outra forma viole os direitos dos outros. Embora possa remover o conteúdo da página, a Associação Académica da Universidade da Madeira não é responsável pelo conteúdo publicado por outros na página da AAUMa no Facebook. Reservamos também o direito de remover mensagens que contenham quaisquer hiperligações. Além disso, a Associação Académica da Universidade da Madeira defende os Termos de padrões de serviço administrado pelo Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/terms.php

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Terms of Service & Policies

Madeira University Students Union reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to screen and remove any content it deems inappropriate. This also includes commercial content, whose primary purpose is to sell a product, a service, or other such practices via the Jesuits' College of Funchal page, as well as content that harasses, abuses, threatens, or in any other way violates the rights of others. Although it may screen and remove content, AAUMa is not responsible for the content posted by others on the AAUMa Facebook page. We also reserve the right to remove posts containing any and all links. In addition, Madeira University Students Union upholds the Terms of Service standards administered by Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/terms.php
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  • A wonderfully preserved church with its altars and ceiling paintings. Even if you are not the churchgoer so you can get excited about this sight.
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