Also known as Donna Amélia Garden, in memory of the Queen, the Municipal Garden boasts 8300 square meters of beautiful flowers, plants and trees indigenous to Madeira as well as many other exotic species from all over the world. The construction of this garden dates back to 1880, and the first plants came from Paris and Porto.
Located directly in the centre of Funchal city, opposite the Municipal Theatre, between Avenida Arriaga and Rua Ivens, and once "home" belonged to the Franciscan Convent (in one of the avenues it is still possible to find a 17th century marble coat of arms with the Portuguese Franciscans), this is now a leisure area with shadow providing trees, a small pond featuring ducks and black or white swans, a café and an amphitheatre where often entertaining and cultural events take place
This space also has a terrace, a kiosk and a small pond, with swans and ducks and a sculpture in marble. As it is located in a prime area of the city, it is very well known and visited by both tourists and locals.