CR7 Museum or Museu CR7 as it’s also known is a must for everyone that admires the soccer player. Yes, it’s a shrine and a place where you go and look at his great player’s achievements. Yes, it’s corny and tacky but at the same time, it’s very impressive. A whole large room is dedicated to just Cristiano Ronaldo’s trophies and medals. Here, you can also be photographed with the superstar.
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CR7 Museum and the special statue
There is no way that you would miss the huge statue of Ronaldo before entering the museum. What’s even funnier is to see where the statue has changed color. Sure, his hands are paler since a lot of people will take selfies while holding his hand. But how about his crotch? Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo’s statue is shining bright in the crotch. And yes – we are childish enough to think that it’s hilarious.
So, before we enter the museum – I do my part and grab his private parts too. And then it comes to another funny story about a Ronaldo statue. If you have heard it before – just scroll down a bit and continue reading about the CR7 Museum. If not – be prepared to at least smile!
The Cristiano Ronaldo statue (bust)ed
This is in no way meant to be disrespectful to the artist that made the “busted” bust (pun intended). We are sure that he’s a good artist and that he did his best at the time. Somehow, the result ended up being a bit off. Ok… here we go…
The airport in Madeira has just changed its name to Cristiano Ronaldo international airport. Ronaldo is there and there is a ceremony where a bust of the soccer player is being revealed. No one can dispute that the face on the statue looks a bit off – a bit weird might be a better word to put it. As the professional that Ronaldo is, he smiles and says thanks to the artist. However, people are cruel and it doesn’t take long before comments are dropped in via the internet.
Replacing the statue of Ronaldo
The artist goes out in the media and cries about how his life is ruined and that it was some problem with the material. The bust is removed from the airport and another one that’s a lot better takes its place. We tried to find out what happened to the first one but no one could answer that question. We also ran around the airport in Madeira – looking for the new one so that we could see it but we ran out of time so no luck there.
What strikes us as awesome in all of this is how nice Ronaldo was about the whole ordeal. Not once did he complain about the statue. And we are both pretty sure that one day that bust will be worth a ton of money. In the end, the artist ended up getting his name known so maybe it all ended well?!
Look at all the trophies at the CR7 Museum
As I mentioned before – this place is a place of trophies, medals, and, worn shoes and shirts, all belonging to Cristiano Ronaldo. Walk around in a big room and just take in all the trophies. There are so many that it’s hard to take it all in. And how is it even possible that he has won all those prices?! Mini always points out that it’s a team effort and that he won them with his team. Sure, that’s right but it’s oh so impressive.
My favorite part was all the shoes, covered in Swarovski crystals. Sparking and shining behind glass. I wonder if he ever played in them?! And then you have some fan mail and some information about Ronaldo. I would have loved to have more information and history about him and maybe get something more to read while walking around inside the museum. I do need to mention that there’s a wax doll of Ronaldo and there’s also a virtual reality that allows you to get photographed with the superstar!
Shopping at the CR7 Museum
Like all museums, you can buy things at the gift shop inside the museum. In fact, you can enter the store without entering the museum if you prefer that. So, what can you buy in the store? Obviously, everything is about Ronaldo and you can buy keychains, postcards, water bottles, and, other things. And then they have signed shirts. No, Cristiano Ronaldo has not played in them but he has signed them.
We ended up buying a shirt for Oscar (my nephew). It set us back about 100 euros but it was totally worth it. He was so happy when he got a signed shirt! We think that it’s worth visiting this place. Be prepared to hear stories about Ronaldo and his mother while being in Madeira. For some reason, everyone seems to know his mom (or they are just saying that they do). For the people of Madeira, Cristiano Ronaldo is their pride. Apparently, he helps the people of the island a lot when someone needs his help. It is said that the information to Ronaldo goes through his mother.
Information about CR7 Museum
Address: Praça do Mar, Av. Sá Carneiro, 9004-518 Funchal, Madeira.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 18.00.
Entrance fee: 5 euros per person.
Website of the museum.
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