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Santa Cruz

Known as the “Windy City”

 

 

About Santa Cruz

 

A municipality with 81.50 km² of area and 43005 inhabitants (2011).

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The municipality of Santa Cruz is the second oldest city of Madeira and whose area includes also the Desertas Islands, visible from the coast.

Owns its name to the discoverers who, coming to this land and finding some trunks tipped by time, of them did a cross that hung at the top of a tree, giving rise to the name of Santa Cruz.

Agriculture and fishing are still considered the primary industries, although the expansion of tourism generated by the historic, cultural, natural richness and landscapes, and the forest areas in the interior and the development of the international airport has increased the number of commercial and tourist-related activities.

Santa Cruz is also home of the Madeiran traditional arts, whose secular techniques if mirror in pieces of embroidery, wood, cane, straw and wicker.

 

Location in Madeira

Santa Cruz is located in the southeast coast of the island. It is surrounded on the west by the municipality of Funchal, in the north and east by Machico, and in the south by the sea. The municipality is composed of 5 parishes: Caniço, Camacha, Santa Cruz, Gaula and Santo António da Serra.

 

Viewpoints

Miradouro do Cristo Rei

Address: Estrada Nova do Cristo Rei, Garajau, 9125-057 Caniço.
Altitude: 132m
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Miradouro do Lombinho

Address: Estrada do Miradouro, Sítio da Rochinha, 9100-181 Santa Cruz.
Altitude: 79m
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Miradouro do Rosário

Address: ER206, 9100-146 Gaula.
Altitude: 76m
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Miradouro da Falésia

Address: Rua Miradouro da Falésia, 9125-034 Caniço.
Altitude: 87m
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Miradouro do Aeroporto

Address: ER207, 9100-101 Santa Cruz.
Altitude: 71m
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Miradouro do Pico da Atalaia

Address: Ponta da Atalaia, Rua Sidónio Serôdio A, 9125-114 Caniço.
Altitude: 34m
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Miradouro do Café Relógio

Address: Largo Conselheiro Aires de Ornelas 12, 9135-053 Camacha.
Altitude: 691m
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Miradouro da Contenda

Address: ER206, Sítio da Contenda, 9100-055 Gaula.
Altitude: 374m
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Miradouro de São Pedro

Address: Rua de São Pedro, 9100-207 Santa Cruz.
Altitude: 30m
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Museums

Camacha Wicker Factory

Address: Largo Conselheiro Aires de Ornelas 12, 9135-053 Camacha.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 922 777

Email: caferelogio@caferelogio.com

Website: caferelogio.com

Quinta do Revoredo

Address: Rua Bela de São José, 9100-151 Santa Cruz.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 520 124

Email: geral@cm-santacruz.pt

Website: cm-santacruz.pt

Biblioteca Municipal Calouste Gulbenkian

Address: Caminho do Rei, Quinta do Arvoredo 199, 9100-172 Santa Cruz.
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Phone: +351 291 520 123

 

Monuments & Statues

Santa Cruz Courthouse

Address: Largo do Município, 9100-105 Santa Cruz.
Construction: 1932
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Phone: +351 291 520 360

Email: stacruz.judicial@tribunais.org.pt

Cristo Rei

Address: Estrada Nova do Cristo Rei, Garajau, 9125-057 Caniço.
Construction: 1927
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 934 621

Email: junta@jf-canico.pt

Website: jf-canico.pt

1875 Football Monument

Address: Largo Conselheiro Aires de Ornelas, 9135-053 Camacha.
Construction: 1969
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Santa Casa da Misericórdia

Address: Rua Irmã Wilson 2/6, 9100-161 Santa Cruz.
Construction: 1530
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 524 190

Email: scmstacruz@hotmail.com

Website: misericordiasantacruz.pt

São Fernando Fort

Address: Rua de São Fernando, 9100-105 Santa Cruz.
Construction: 1700s
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 520 100

Email: geral@cm-santacruz.pt

Website: cm-santacruz.pt

Reis Magos Fort

Address: Promenade dos Reis Magos, 9125-031 Caniço.
Construction: 1800s
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 520 100

Email: geral@cm-santacruz.pt

Website: cm-santacruz.pt

Mary Jane Wilson

Address: Jardim Municipal de Santa Cruz, Rua Irmã Wilson, 9100-161 Santa Cruz.
Construction: 2014
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Santa Cruz Town Hall

Address: Praça Dr. João Abel de Freitas, 9100-105 Santa Cruz.
Construction: 1500s
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Phone: +351 291 520 100

Email: geral@cm-santacruz.pt

Website: cm-santacruz.pt

Cruzeiro De Santa Cruz

Address: Praça Dr. João Abel de Freitas, 9100-105 Santa Cruz.
Construction: 1900s
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Fonte de Santo António dos Ingleses

Address: Rua Padre João Pedro Gomes Henriques, 9100-255 Santo António da Serra.
Construction: 1700s
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A Terra e o Mar

Address: Rua da Praia, 9100-105 Santa Cruz.
Construction: 1991
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Florista

Address: Rua Bela de São José, 9100-151 Santa Cruz.
Construction: 1972
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Memorial to the victims of flight TP425 - 11/19/1977

Address: Rua da Praia, 9100-105 Santa Cruz.
Construction: 2015
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Parks, Gardens & others

Jardim Municipal de Santa Cruz

Address: Jardim Municipal de Santa Cruz, Rua Irmã Wilson, 9100-161 Santa Cruz.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 520 100

Email: geral@cm-santacruz.pt

Website: cm-santacruz.pt

Aquaparque

Address: Ribeira da Boaventura, 9100-138 Santa Cruz.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 640 535

Email: aquaparquemadeira@gmail.com

Facebook: @aquaparquemadeira

Desertas Islands Natural Reserve

Address: Ilhas Desertas.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 145 590

Email: ifcn@madeira.gov.pt

Website: ifcn.madeira.gov.pt

Parque de Merendas dos Remédios

Address: Caminho da Capela de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, 9100-205 Santa Cruz.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 520 100

Email: geral@cm-santacruz.pt

Website: cm-santacruz.pt

Jardins do Garajau

Address: Estrada do Garajau, Sítio da Retoiça, 9125-064 Caniço.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 934 621

Email: junta@jf-canico.pt

Website: jf-canico.pt

Chão dos Terreiros

Address: ER202, Chão dos Terreiros, Poiso 9125-080 Camacha.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 145 590

Email: cpf.casavelha@madeira.gov.pt

Website: ifcn.madeira.gov.pt

Promenade do Caniço

Address: Praia Dos Reis Magos, 9125-024 Caniço.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 934 621

Email: junta@jf-canico.pt

Website: jf-canico.pt

Parque Ribeira Primeira

Address: Caminho Levada da Serra do Faial, Nº77, 9100-249 Santo António da Serra.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 622 891

Email: geral@parqueribeiraprimeira.com

Website: parqueribeiraprimeira.com

Promenade de Santa Cruz

Address: Rua da Praia, 9100-105 Santa Cruz.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 520 100

Email: geral@cm-santacruz.pt

Website: cm-santacruz.pt

Largo da Achada

Address: Largo Conselheiro Aires de Ornelas, 9135-053 Camacha.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 922 466

Email: geral@jfcamacha.pt

Website: jfcamacha.pt

Quinta Splendida Botanical Garden

Address: Estrada da Ponta Oliveira 11, 9125-001 Caniço.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 930 400

Email: info@quintasplendida.com

Website: quintasplendida.com

Parque Infantil de Santa Cruz

Address: Rua da Praia, 9100-167 Santa Cruz.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 520 100

Email: geral@cm-santacruz.pt

Website: cm-santacruz.pt

Reis Magos Beach

Address: Reis Magos, Caniço de Baixo 9125-121 Caniço.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 520 100

Email: geral@cm-santacruz.pt

Website: cm-santacruz.pt

Complexo Balnear Lido Galomar

Address: Rua Dom Francisco Santana, 9125-031 Caniço.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 930 930

Praia das Palmeiras

Address: Rua da Praia, 9100-105 Santa Cruz.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 520 100

Email: geral@cm-santacruz.pt

Website: cm-santacruz.pt

Garajau Beach

Address: Estrada do Cristo Rei, Garajau, Caniço.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 520 100

Email: geral@cm-santacruz.pt

Website: cm-santacruz.pt

Complexo Balnear da Ribeira da Boaventura

Address: Foz da Ribeira da Boaventura, 9100-138 Santa Cruz.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 520 100

Email: geral@cm-santacruz.pt

Website: cm-santacruz.pt

Montado do Pereiro

Address: ER203, Montado do Pereiro, 9135 Camacha.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 145 590

Email: ifcn@madeira.gov.pt

Website: ifcn.madeira.gov.pt

Viveiro Florestal da Casa Velha

Address: ER202, 9100-264 Santo António da Serra.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 145 590

Email: cpf.casavelha@madeira.gov.pt

Website: ifcn.madeira.gov.pt

Parque de Merendas da Casa Velha

Address: ER202, 9100-264 Santo António da Serra.
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 145 590

Email: cpf.casavelha@madeira.gov.pt

Website: ifcn.madeira.gov.pt

 

Chapels & Churches

São Salvador - Santa Cruz Church

Address: Rua Irmã Wilson, 9100-161 Santa Cruz.
Construction: 1600s
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 524 145

Email: paroquiasantacruzmadeira@gmail.com

Caniço Church

Address: Rua João Paulo II, 9125-132 Caniço.
Construction: 1783
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 935 660

Email: fipc12016@gmail.com

Facebook: @paroquiadocanico

São Pedro Chapel

Address: Rua de São Pedro, nº74, 9100-207 Santa Cruz.
Construction: 1500
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Phone: +351 291 524 145

São José Chapel

Address: Largo Conselheiro Aires de Ornelas, 9135-053 Camacha.
Construction: 1922
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Phone: +351 291 935 660

Camacha New Church

Address: Largo Conselheiro Aires de Ornelas 10-19, 9135-053 Camacha.
Construction: 1997
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Phone: +351 291 922 125

Email: geral@paroquiadacamacha.com

Facebook: paroquiadacamacha.com

Camacha Old Church

Address: Sítio da Igreja, 9135-381 Camacha.
Construction: 1791
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 922 125

Email: geral@paroquiadacamacha.com

Facebook: paroquiadacamacha.com

Rochão Church

Address: Caminho do Rochão Nº97, 9135-362 Camacha.
Construction: 1995
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 922 125

Email: geral@paroquiadorochao.com

Facebook: paroquiadorochao.com

Nossa Senhora dos Remédios Chapel

Address: Caminho da Capela de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, 9100-205 Santa Cruz.
Construction: 1683
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Mãe de Deus Chapel

Address: Caminho Da Mae De Deus, 9125-101 Caniço.
Construction: 1536
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 935 660

Assomada Church

Address: ER204, 9125-006 Caniço.
Construction: 1960
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 966 861 559

Email: paroquiaassomada@gmail.com

Facebook: @catequese.daassomada

Santa Isabel Chapel

Address: Rua Irmã Wilson 2/6, 9100-161 Santa Cruz.
Construction: 1562
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 524 190

Email: scmstacruz@hotmail.com

Website: misericordiasantacruz.pt

Santo António da Serra Church

Address: Estrada Santo António da Serra, 9200-255 Santo António da Serra.
Construction: 1500s
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 552 111

Facebook: @paroquiado.santo

Achada de Gaula Church

Address: ER206, Sítio da Achada, 9100-013 Gaula.
Construction: 1961
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 526 214

Facebook: @paroquiadegaula

Gaula Church

Address: Rua Dona Júlia Graça França 9100-045, Gaula.
Construction: 1509
GoogleMaps

Phone: +351 291 972 261

Facebook: @paroquiadegaula

 

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