Quinta das Cruzes has a wonderful garden where you can admire archaeological sculptures, among which is also the tomb stone that, according to tradition, was used to cover the mortal remains of ‘Henrique Alemão’.
Centre point of the garden is the two wonderful 16th century Manueline windows carved out of basalt.
On an area of approx. one hectare you will find the old manor house, which operates today mainly as a museum for decorative arts and furniture, the 'Our Lady of Mercy' chapel, the archaeological garden, the orchid cultivation, camphor trees, palm trees, eucalyptus of Australia and many other flora species.
The Quinta das Cruzes, also known for its splendid orchid displays, used to be the home of an important wine merchant. And in fact, as history tells us, the Quinta was also the last residence of the discoverer of Madeira, João Gonçalves Zarco.