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Santa Catarina Park Funchal

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Santa Catarina Park Funchal

From: love-madeira.com

"Santa Catarina park is located on the western outskirts of Funchal, overlooking the harbour. The main entrance is opposite the Rotunda do Infante.

The open grassland stretches up a slight incline to a pond, recreation facilities and a refreshments area.

The official residence of the President of the Regional Government of Madeira, a large pink building, overlooks the green slopes. Here, the Quinta das Angústias, Estate/Farm of Angústias, previously stood.

Santa Catarina covers some 36,000 square metres in area. It has a formal central lawn area. Surrounding this is a network of pathways that wind their way around numerous flower beds.

Tropical and sub-tropical flowers, shrubs and trees collected from all around the world have been brought to Funchal to be planted here.

The gates are open at 7:30 in the morning and are due to close daily at 9:00 in the evening - although it is not unusual for them to be left open later than this.

Santa Catarina Park is a treasure of Funchal ofter overlooked by visitors to Madeira. It is situated close enough to Funchal city centre to be within easy walking distance. However, despite its proximity, it offers a lazy tranquillity that any holiday maker should enjoy.

It is an unpretentious open space that is as popular with the locals as it is with those visitors to Madeira who are lucky enough to discover it.

Here you will not be bothered by timeshare touts, nor by any of the usual tourist commercialism that is elsewhere in Funchal. Instead, if you care to take the time to linger, you will find a diversity of flower and tree species.

In addition, there is a selection of statues and buildings that convey the historical foundations of the location. Oh, and keep an eye out for an assortment of wild fowl and lizards.

Among the facilities available are the following:

Benches aplenty to sit and rest

Café refreshments with outdoor seating

Chapel of Santa Catarina (usually closed)

Children's enclosed play area

Christopher Columbus statue

Grass area that is large and wide

Henry The Navigator statue

Presidential Residence gardens access nearby

Pond with fountain

Viewing area overlooking Funchal Harbour

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Photo Album-11 new photos added today.. of this City Park so close to the City marina, cruise ship port sometimes a venue for music concerts such as 'Madeira Island Summer Opening'. Album from the official Madeira Tourism Facebook Pages:

Enjoy!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php…

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Hi yes this Park is my favourite in Funchal. It really is beautiful and very relaxing area, where you can sit for hours and watch the world go by.

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3. Re: Santa Catarina Park Funchal

DerekW

thanks for the feedback. Both Santa Catarina Park and the Jardim Botanico opposite the City Theatre on Avenida Arriaga easy to reach in the City Centre just 2 of the 12 public City zone Parks, Gardens and Villas- Quintas

link to posting on all the public City zone Parks, Gardens and Quintas recommended listed by the City Council:

tripadvisor.com/…48854254

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4. Re: Santa Catarina Park Funchal

I think you mean Jardim Municipal opposite the Theatre.

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5. Re: Santa Catarina Park Funchal

roseandvine

thanks..Yes, meant to write Jardim Municipal opposite the City Theatre on Avenida Arriaga not JARDIM BOTANICO!

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6. Re: Santa Catarina Park Funchal

Love both parks.

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queen mary

so many people love both parks, gardens

Its wonderful to see both parks and gardens utilised all year by both tourists and residents for so many purposes events from relaxation to art exhibitions and music concerts

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8. Re: Santa Catarina Park Funchal

Like both parks a great deal most people do.

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Santa Catarina Park makes the walk back up the hill that bit more enjoyable !

Cant wait to get back !

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stewygriffin wrote

"Santa Catarina Park makes the walk back up the hill that bit more enjoyable"

Exactly!

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