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Jardim de Sao Francisco

Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #13 of 53 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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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Tenerife Canary Islands Espana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Small park, central.Locals call here for a cafe .Can sit and listen to the music from across the road at a ¨famous¨pizzeria.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We loved stopping off here at every opportunity, to rest in the shade on the numerous benches and watch the little lizards on the walls. Paths and walkways were always swept and litter free. We had a drink in the cafe which was reasonably priced.

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

In the town centre this is a lovely small public garden cannot be missed. On one day a week a craft market is held here.

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Camara De Lobos, Portugal
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
62 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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61 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
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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47 helpful votes 47 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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