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Jardim de Sao Francisco

Address: Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #13 of 55 Attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Thus lovely city park is a perfect place for a walk or just simply to people-watch.
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Activities: Walking
Owner description: Thus lovely city park is a perfect place for a walk or just simply to people-watch.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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51 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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55 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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essex
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

if you want some peace and quiet in the heart of the city, this is the ideal place.its a great place for plant lovers or just somewhere to watch the world go by.also there's nice little open air cafe for a coffee or light lunch.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a lovely well looked after and clean park with plenty of seating and has panoramic views over Funchal harbour. Either eat in the small café situated here or bring a picnic, lovely flowers and small lake with fountains.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went in September but we could imagine how hot Funchal would get, so this little garden must be a joy for shade at the height of the season.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Unfortunately although this was a lovely garden it was undergoing some changes probably as it was the end of their busy summer season. Very close to the taxi rank and a nice cool place to sit in the heart of the busy centre.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Although we enjoyed the gardens (in fact better overall than the Botanical Gardens) it was clear from the planting that they would look even better earlier in the year. Six of us organised the trip from our hotel by taxi; the advantage of this was that there is a long walk from the ticket office to the gardens themselves which... More 

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