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Jardim de Sao Francisco

Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #12 of 55 attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Walking
Description: Thus lovely city park is a perfect place for a walk or just simply to people-watch.
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Camara De Lobos, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Every time I need to kill some time or relax in the city, I go to the São Francisco garden. Scattered benches, surrounded by trees and flowers, with birds singing and sometimes live ambient music wafting in from the Ritz café and Café do Museu, it's one of my favourite spots in Funchal.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

These gardens are perfectly located in the centre of Funchal and offer a wide range of trees and shrubs with ample seating in the paved walkways.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Small but lovely to spend some time relaxing and absorbing the environment. There are benches scattered around and many types of plants to enjoy. We are glad we stopped here, you will be too.

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Birmingham, England
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57 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If the torist stuff gets you down then step away from the main street into this little park and chill. Lovely place to regather your thoughts for more tourism!!!!!

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Cornwall
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Also known as the Municipal Garden, this little haven just a couple minutes' walk from the marina is only small, but is absolutely beautiful. It's an established garden, exceedingly well maintained and is immediately opposite the Ritz Café which means you can sit and enjoy their live music from the shade of the garden, there is a beautiful pond with... More

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York, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Nice garden, good place to sit with an ice cream listening to the guitar players outside the Ritz. There was also a craft market there on the Saturday.

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14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

After walking around funchal for the flower festival this may. This was a great place to just sit and relax and watch the crowds go by

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

You will see this garden at the main square where the main cathedral is. It is small but you have to sit down for a while and take a break there. There are nice palm trees and many flowers.

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Leeds , UK
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19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a little gem of a park for a relaxing walk and a really good place to chill out and have something to eat/drink. Take a walk round the grassy park or just sit and relax by the small central lake and fountains. The park is a bit of a climb up the steps from the main street but... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A quiet little garden area right in the bustling centre of Funchal. Plenty of seats to sit and watch the world go by and a great place to relax if you are footsore from shopping or exploring the city. There are plenty of nearby cafes for the hungry and thirsty.

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