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CR7 Statue, Funchal, Madeira

CR7 Statue Funchal Madeira.
There are superb views behind the statue

The CR7 Statue in Funchal on Madeira is a bronze statue of locally-born footballer and hero Cristiano Ronaldo. It stands outside the CR7 Museum dedicated to the player near the city's marina.

Melhor Jogador Do Mundo - Best Player In The World.
Melhor Jogador Do Mundo - Best Player In The World


The statue is the work of locally-resident artist, Ricardo Veloza. Several of Veloza's works can be seen on both Madeira and Porto Santo. Some of his well-known pieces on the islands include a statue of Cristóvão Colombo on Porto Santo and the Sleigh Riders Monument in Monte.

The unveiling ceremony in 2014 included Ronaldo himself, his mother, two sisters and a crowd of about 5,000 people.

Standing 3.40 meters (about 11 feet tall including the pedestal), the bronze statue features Ronaldo in his classic pose before taking a free kick.

The statue now is a popular tourist attraction, especially for visitors from mainland Portugal and overseas. Attention has been drawn to the prominence of the player's "virility" an area of the body which has been rubbed clear by well-wishers.

The pedestal at the bottom reads "Melhor Jogador Do Mundo" - "Best Player In The World."

The statue faces the museum with photos of the player taking in the magnificent Funchal Bay behind it.

On top of the museum is the Pestana CR7 Funchal, a collaboration between the player and the Pestana group. The property includes a roof-top pool, and restaurant and also provides free access to the CR7 Museum.

Praça do Mar has several cafes and restaurants and is a pleasant place to have lunch.

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The statue is popular with visitors from mainland Portugal.
The statue is popular with visitors from mainland Portugal

Access - Getting There

Praça do Mar, Funchal

Hotels in Funchal

If you wish to stay in Funchal try the recommended Quinta do Monte. Other recommended places to stay in the city include the Hotel Quinta Bela S.Tiago or the budget Pensao Residencial Mirasol.

Praça CR7, Funchal, Madeira.
Praça CR7, Funchal, Madeira
CR7 Museu, Funchal.
CR7 Museu, Funchal

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