This tiny museum, located on the beautiful island of Madeira far off the coast of Portugal, is a mecca for super fans of Cristiano Ronaldo, the international soccer star. After they’ve finished shelling out money to buy items from his many CR7 product lines, they can pop in to revel in the celebrity athlete’s glory.
Museu CR7 has all things Ronaldo. There are statues, letters from fans, and a timeline of his impressive career. It’s full of Ronaldo jerseys, some signed, some not. There are also Ronaldo gifts and shoes. And, of course, Ronaldo trophies: lots and lots and lots of Ronaldo trophies.
Fans desperate to get as close as they can to the soccer player can stop by the augmented reality section, where they can pretend to take pictures with him.
Ronaldo was born and raised on the island of Madeira. He plays as a forward on both Spain’s Real Madrid and Portugal’s national team. The athlete has won many, many awards and shattered goalscoring records. He’s said to be the best player in the country, if not the world.
The museum is situated in the island’s beautiful harbor area of Funchal and has its own luxury hotel and restaurant attached, in case you can’t get enough of the soccer superstar and want to extend your experience beyond browsing the shrine-like collection.
Ronaldo and his family members were present for the inaugural openings of both the museum and the hotel. The plaza the building is located in was even renamed after the island’s iconic native, as is the island’s airport.
Know Before You Go
It is in the main harbor area of Funchal, located a short walk from most of the main hotels.