Located in the parish of Santo António da Serra, Quinta do Santo da Serra is a public park with a large green area. This is a superb recreational area on Madeira's east coast, much appreciated by the island's families, school population and visitors to this region.
Quinta do Santo da Serra was built in the late 19th century by the Blandy family. Designed according to the English colonial style, it was acquired in 1975 by the now extinct Junta Geral do Distrito Autónomo da Madeira. From then on, its name was changed to 'Quinta da Junta' and it became the official holiday residence of the President of the Regional Government.
Today, it is a public leisure and recreation space, with various attractions. At Quinta do Santo da Serra you can find animals such as peacocks, fallow deer and Garrano horses, a mini-golf course and a tennis court, a picnic park or a viewpoint overlooking the municipality of Machico, Ponta de São Lourenço, and even the island of Porto Santo.
You can also admire its rich flora, which includes exotic species such as azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias.
With a diverse flora, which combines exotic and indigenous species, and multiple leisure spaces, Quinta do Santo da Serra is a must.