Jardim de Santa Catarina

Gardens in Funchal (Madeira)

Parque De Santa Catarina
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The Funchal Bay is undeniably one of the most renowned attractions of the Madeira archipelago, celebrated for its stunning beauty whether admired from the sea or the island itself. Nestled amidst this natural wonder, the Santa Catarina Park stands out as a prime vantage point to take in this breathtaking vista.

This picturesque park occupies a strategic location between Avenida do Infante and Avenida Sá Carneiro, affording captivating views of Funchal’s bustling port. Encompassing an expansive area of 36,000 square meters, the Santa Catarina Park ranks among the most frequented green spaces in Madeira’s capital. Its popularity arises not only from its central position but also from its myriad of attractions.Within the park, visitors can bask on a vast green lawn, surrounded by meticulously tended flower beds that house a diverse array of tree, shrub, and herbaceous species sourced from various corners of the globe. An enchanting lagoon with an island provides a tranquil haven for the resident bird population, offering a place to rest and nest.Established in 1966, this verdant oasis is adorned with evocative statues paying homage to historical figures such as Infante D. Henrique and Cristóvão Colombo. The park also boasts recreational areas for children and the charming Santa Catarina Chapel. However, it’s the panoramic spectacle that steals the show here, stretching from the picturesque Funchal Bay to the distant Ponta do Garajau, making it a must-visit spot for anyone exploring Madeira’s capital.

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Visiting Jardim de Santa Catarina

Address: Parque de Santa Catarina, Avenida do Infante, Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 20 minutes

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