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Address: Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Activities: Walking
Description: Thus lovely city park is a perfect place for a walk or just simply to...
Thus lovely city park is a perfect place for a walk or just simply to people-watch.
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Oasis

These well maintained gardens are an oasis in the city centre. The only downside is the intrusive noise from the music being played at the outdoor cafes on the opposite side of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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Manchester
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Located in the centre opposite the Ritz. This park is compact but provides plenty of places to sit and welcome shade. Well used by locals and a good atmosphere enhanced by the music from the Ritz opposite.

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
75 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

These well maintained gardens are an oasis in the city centre. The only downside is the intrusive noise from the music being played at the outdoor cafes on the opposite side of Avenida Arriaga

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england
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This garden can be accessed opposite the Theatre. It is a quiet peaceful area to have a drink and let time pass you bye.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Small but perfectly formed. A beautiful little haven of colourful trees and flowers,complete with miniature lake. It's situated on Avenida Ariega,the most picturesque avenue in town. Walking in either direction down the broad,tree lined avenue is delightful. The cathedral is nearby,as is the impressive São Laurenco fortress,along with various cafes and restaurants. The seafront is just one block down. Blandy's... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
39 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Beautiful plants , silent places , you will rediscover yourself in here !In is in middle of town of Funchal

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This tiny garden right in the middle of Funchal is an oasis of cool green planting and calm. Fountain, moving water, beautifully laid out beds and dramatic trees - whether you stop for a sit and a coffee or just cut through it is a delight.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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134 reviews 134 reviews
72 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Take your walk visiting Funchal downtown, and, if you want to relax in a really refreshing place, this is it. Secially in summer, it´s quite pleasant.

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Leicester
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124 reviews 124 reviews
58 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The gardens were decked out for Christmas with a train, Santa and sleigh, etc. However, the plants were visible and we enjoyed our stroll round looking at the very different species to those at home.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Nice Central Gardens and nice to spend a while wandering around the trees, shrubs, plants etc. Nice to see a couple of swans on the pond. At certain times they also have free music and charity stalls

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Katowice, Poland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

In a place like this you'll find that Madeira is an island of eternal spring! The advantage of this garden is that you can see it for free.

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