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Monte Palace Tropical Garden

Caminho do Monte 174, Funchal, Madeira 9050 288, Portugal
351 291 74 26 50
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Ranked #5 of 53 Attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Gardens
Description: At Monte, a fashionable hill town in Madeira, are the magnificent gardens that surround the chateau-like Monte Palace.
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We visited the Monte Palace tropical garden and spent a good 3-4 hours, exploring . We enjoyed it very much & even got a free glass of Madeiran wine as part of the entry.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Lovely gardens , café nice with excellent views. Exotic birds not well kept but the rest of the gardens are imaculate

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely gardens but be prepared for lots of walking up hill.You are so busy looking at everything you don't realise you are walking downhill. Well worth it though.There are lots of super photo opportunities. And when you reach the bottom you get a glass of Madeira free!

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy gardens this is worth a visit. I wish I had come earlier in the spring or early summer because things are a bit brown late in the summer, but that is natural! Wish I had a map, but apparently there is an app you can download in advance.

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County Mayo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Monte palace gardens- lovely tropical and tranquil gardens to wander round, very green and lush. It was a good afternoons exercise too- bring water!

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Cumbria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Went first thing in the morning before it got busy and had a nice view from the cable car on the way up. Tropical gardens very nice but the paths are steep and in some areas are slippy! Comfortable shoes are needed! All in all nice place to visit and you can watch the toboggans going down the hill (... More

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Very lush / green and interesting gardens. A good work-out for the legs as well. Well worth experiencing.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Loved it - great views and plants too. Great but do be aware of the very steep hills if you are not able to manage these.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great way to spend an afternoon, a photo opportunity around every corner. We found the trip up to these gardens in the cable car also something not to be missed. The only down side is the gardens cafe which did not seem to really fit in with the whole experience.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Plenty of places to disappear from the crowds Gardens well set out to look natural. Interesting flora and fauna

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