Madeira's Aquarium was inaugurated in September 2005 and is located in a replica of the fortress of São João Baptista.It is composed of eleven exhibition tanks that represent the different maritime habitats in the archipelago with several fish species and the recreation of various atmospheres.
A park with about seven hectares, showing the Madeira archipelago in a different way. It has four multimedia pavilions: “Discovering the islands”, The future of the Earth”, “Amazing journey through Madeira” and “A world of islands, the islands of the world”. There are also other ex-libris represented such as ox-carts, the traditional house of Santana, the Mountain train and the mill. A natural auditorium, a park-garden, a playground, a lake and a labyrinth are some of the other entertainments.
From the Monte come down the basket cars pushed by two Madeiran men dressed with typical clothes. A tradition that goes back to 1849 and turns the most typical transport of the Island in one of the well know tourist attractions.