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“Beautiful park with wonderful views”

Santa Catarina Park
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Ranked #7 of 143 things to do in Funchal
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful park with wonderful views”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Our hotel's shuttle bus dropped us off right outside this park. It was a great place to sit and make plans for your day in Funchal. Fountains, ponds, gorgeous flowers and trees and views over the city and the ocean. What else is there to wish for in a park?

Visited October 2012
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Sandhurst, England, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Park”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

The park is very beautiful and offers great views over the harbour and out to see. A great place to relax, If walking out of Funchal, it is also an more pleasant walk than climbing the steep hill - Av. Do Infante.

Visited August 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2012

This park is one of Funchals best attractions It is lovely to walk through this park with its lovely flowers views of the harbour and the town.i would say one of the best parks in Madeira.

Visited September 2012
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Lovely Park, Lovely Views!”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

We walked through the lower part of this park on the way back to our cruise ship. It gave us some beautiful views of Funchal, and our ship, so lots of photo opportunities (obviously the gorgeous weather helped, too!). Look out for the small lizards basking in the sun on the steps, or low walls. You can also hear them skittering through the undergrowth as you walk past. People with mobility problems may struggle with some of the steps, but if you can manage them, it's a lovely park with lovely views.

Visited August 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Nice Park with beautiful views of Funchal”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

At the western extremity of the seafront overlooking the harbour in Funchal you will find Santa Catarina Park.

Open grassland stretches up a slight incline to a large pond with fountains and swans. There are recreation facilities and a refreshments area. There is a formal central lawn area, surrounded by a network of pathways that wind around numerous flower beds. Tropical and sub-tropical flowers, shrubs and trees collected from all around the world have been planted here.

There is the Chapel of Santa Catarina, a children's enclosed play area, and statues of Christopher Columbus and Henry The Navigator.

Go on a sunny day at the right time and watch for a rainbow in the fountains. Remember to take your camera, and just enjoy it.

Visited December 2011
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