Just past and above the Santa Catarina Park you can enter through a grand gate, usual with guards. Inside is one of the nicest gardens or parks in Funchal, as we have seen.
And there is also a mansion with a small chapel, which is the regional president’s residence.
There are fantastic exotic trees and flowers everywhere and there is a grand view over the harbour and the town in the far end of the garden.
There are also some cages with parrots and peacocks who loves to turn their backs at you when you try to take a photo.
Earlier there were a big blue horse in the garden, just like the Swedish Dalahorse, but sadly it was no longer left in the park in Dec 2015. But we saw one or the same in Jardim Botanico.