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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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  • Very nice public garden with small pond with fountains. The benches invite you to linger, beautiful trees of shadow donates. Partly overlooking the harbour. A stroll through the picturesque Park is worthwhile in any case.
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  • Very nice Park, and treated well. Has a good playground, where I saw for the first (and only) time a swing for children in wheelchairs. Loved it! I really appreciate the fact that the various species of flora are identified by small cards with your name and origin. (Incidentally, this happens around Funchal...)
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  • The park sits quite high up with views of the city and port areas where you can see the cruiseships in port. Wonderful pool and feature fountain in the park with lots of little cobbled paths leading t...  more »