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Santa Catarina Park, Funchal

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Take in nature and great views of the harbor at Santa Catarina Park. This peaceful city park offers many benches and areas to sit back and relax, read, or simply people-watch while listening to the trickling fountains. Watch the big cruise ships pull in and out of the harbor below. For small children there is a playground located on the grounds, as well as a small lake that is home to many swans and ducks. Stroll through the aviaries and sculptures and stop by the two old machines on display--one used to crush grapes and one to steamroll roads. Put Santa Catarina Park into our Funchal trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Funchal.
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  • Nicely situated on a hill close to the end of the promenade. Very well kept park with masses of different tropical plants and flowers. Very popular area for all. They say that it is a good vantage poi...  more »
  • We were here every day an hour or longer to find during our stay in Funchal. Beautiful landscaped park with beautiful trees, shrubs, plants and lawns. There is also a pond with swans and ducks where a lot of pigeon houses. We saw several times that people came to the birds, but they get way too much food. Once people are vehicle road rats emerged from the bushes to feed also delicious to eat, which is a bit of a shame. Solution is rat-traps and less. It is also a beautiful park where you can relax with a book in the Sun.
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  • The clear Park is well maintained and is easily accessible between the West side of Funchal and the hotel zone. It offers a central lawn, a small duck pond with fountains, old stock of trees, even in the winter of many flower discounts, a fenced children's playground as well as a clean and free toilet facilities. From there one has also a very good views of the Harbour and there may be anchored cruise ships. For guests with a disability, the Park is easier to cope with the city from top to bottom due to its hillside location.
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