Flora Park

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Area : Macau
Address: Avenida de Sidónio Pais
Opening Hours: 6:00-24:00
Tel: 2833 7676
Fee: Free
Transportation: Public Bus Information Station
Facilities: animal zone, cable car station, children's bike/children's scooter ground, plant labyrinth, children's play facilities, fitness facilities, beverage vending machine, public toilet
Introduction:
The park is located at the foot of Guia Hill, an area that has always been considered to have favourable “feng shui”. The site of the park used to be a park villa built by Father Vitoriano de Almeida in 1848. It was acquired by the Macao government at the end of the 19th century to serve as the residence of Macao governors. In 1931, the park villa was completely obliterated by an explosion of the ammunition depot constructed inside the villa in the 1920s. Later on, Sir Ho Tung, a tycoon and philanthropist from Hong Kong, bought the burnt down park villa and donated it to the Macao government. For this reason, the park is also known as “Ho Tung Park”. Back in the past, the park had a spring named “Spring of Envy” whose water spouted out from the mouth of two stone sculptures. Hence, the park is known as “Two Dragon Spouts Park” in Chinese. The spring had dried up a long time ago and the two stone sculptures are purely ornamental nowadays.
 
The cable car station at the entrance of the park was completed in 1997. Passengers can take a ride on the cable car to reach Guia Hill Municipal Park. They can look down from their cable cars to get great views of the entire Flora Park on the way.
 

OPENING HOURS OF CABLE CAR 8:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.DAILY

(CLOSED ON MONDAY OR THE FOLLOWING DAY IF A PUBLIC HOLIDAY, DAY OF EXEMPTION FROM WORK OR COMPENSATORY REST DAY FALLS ON MONDAY.)
Fare:
Single ticket – MOP 2.00
Return ticket – MOP 3.00
Special concessionary return ticket – MOP 2.00
Children (aged 12 or below)
Elderly people (aged 65 or above)
 
It is the only park in downtown Macao with a built-in zoo that was constructed in 1959. During the large-scale repair of the zoo spanning from 1996 to 1997, all its animal enclosures, including that of birds, monkeys and bear, were enlarged. It is home to a diversity of mammals and birds today.
 
During the term of office of Governor Tomás de Sousa Rosa in the 19th century, the park villa was once called the botanical park as it was selected as the nursery of plants used for beautification of Guia Hill and the streets of Macao, and for greening newly built parks. Nowadays, the wide pathway that begins at the entrance of the park is flanked by a variety of shrubs and shade trees. At the end of it is a small pond surrounded by covered corridors and a fountain with a fish-shaped water jet. The stairway nearby the fountain leads up to Guia Hill Municipal Park.
 
The other facilities of the park include the Flora Eco-Centre, children’s playground, fitness equipment and cobblestoned footpaths, etc. The park provides a leisure and recreational area for residents.

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