Santa Catarina Park

Funchal - Funchal


The Santa Catarina Park is one of the most pleasant places in Funchal, from where one has astonishing panoramas over the Funchal’s bay.

Situated in the area of an ancient cemetery, the Santa Catarina Park was inaugurated in 1966, occupying nowadays an area of about 6 000m2, perfect for the most diversified activities and artistic and cultural manifestations.
The Park presents many pedestrian walks, an immense variety of flora species from all over the world, and also a rich fauna, with ducks, swans, fishes and many birds. The Park also presents an area for children, and even an ancient Chapel of Santa Catarina dated from 1425, which construction was ordered by D. Constança, the wife of João Golçalves Zarco, one of the official discoverers of this “Atlantic Pearl”.

The Park is also artistically decorated with several sculpture works, signed by many renowned artistis, representing some of the important personalities such as Henry the Navigator, Cristóvão Columbus, Gago Coutinho, Sacadura Cabral, among many others.

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