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Jardim de Sao Francisco

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Address: Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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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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Pleasant summer evening

Have visited on a couple of weekend evenings, to be surprised by good quality entertainment. These events seem to be mainly attended by locals and I had not noticed any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Have visited on a couple of weekend evenings, to be surprised by good quality entertainment. These events seem to be mainly attended by locals and I had not noticed any advertising. The cafe in the park is good value for drinks and snacks, if you are lucky enough to get a seat. A very enjoyable evening of music and entertainment... More 

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Clane, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Really interesting day trip - we went by cable car - huge grounds with lots of unusual "follys" and spectacular plants and flowers

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Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We always visit when in Madeira. At Christmas there are attractions for the children to explore and have a family photo, enchanting. These are free too. During the festive season there are free concerts and you can buy food and drink, also the obligatory red had with flashing light. At any time of the year we take a seat and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Cool green oasis on your walk into Funchal. Lots of stalls if you're interested in browsing and plenty of seating if you just want to take a breather. There are also public toilets there.

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stopped here for a coffee/beer on our first afternoon in Funchal and loved the tranquility. Then we had a look around the Scots Kirk at the west end of the garden.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This was one of the many places I visited during my trip to Funchal. I wandered for hours and could've easily stayed there all day. It was an incredible day and I would recommend it fully.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a small but very pretty garden in the centre of Funchal. A tranquil place to relax for both locals and visitors. A small pond with a fountain add to the attraction.

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Manchester
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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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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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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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