Take in nature and great views of the harbor at Parque de Santa Catarina. This peaceful city park offers many benches and areas to sit back and relax, read, or simply people-watch while listening to the trickling fountains. Watch the big cruise ships pull in and out of the harbor below. For small children there is a playground located on the grounds, as well as a small lake that is home to many swans and ducks. Stroll through the aviaries and sculptures and stop by the two old machines on display--one used to crush grapes and one to steamroll roads. Put Parque de Santa Catarina on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Funchal travel planning tool .
Tours to Parque de Santa Catarina
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Duration: 35 minutes
Parque de Santa Catarina Reviews
On the main street of Funchal. A small but nice place to see a few swans, sit and relax for awhile.. more »
Superbe jardin, entrée gratuite ! N’a rien à envier à ceux qui sont bien chers!!! Promenade sympathique et ombragée more »Beautiful garden, free entry! Has nothing to envy those who are dear!!! Friendly and shady walk
The park is lovely, but there is no children's playground any more. You can see where the swings and slide used to be, but nothing there at all any more. Nice for a little run around though
What a lovely area! Not only is it so well kept, but it's also in a great location overlooking the marina. Plenty of bench seating, and certainly a lot of lovebirds enjoying the romantic atmosphere. There is a very nice pasture lawn for laying out and picnicking. There's also a nice pond with swans and ducks! This is such a great way to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of the main street underneath.
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