Point of Interest

Pico do Prado Viewpoint

Be amazed by the breath-taking landscape over Santo António mountains and Funchal bay

In this viewpoint, on sunny days, you can enjoy a privileged view of the mountains of Santo António and São Roque, which extends to the Bay of Funchal. On cloudy days, it is usual to the visitor to witness an immense “carpet of clouds”, which provides moments of rare beauty and sensations that fill the soul and sharpen the imagination. However, sunny or cloudy, it is always a good place for contemplation, meditation and relaxation. A few hundred metres below the viewpoint, in the Terreiro do Freixo, you can see small circular constructions, built of stone, which are vestiges of old sheepfolds, inherited from a time when these mountains were punctuated with pastures. These enclosures are currently used only in the months of May or July to accommodate sheep shearing activities during a celebration that seeks to revive the historical past.


Pico do Prado


Winter schedule: Every day from 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.; Summer schedule: Every day from 09:30 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. (this opening hours are related to opening and closing the forest path)


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