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Address: Avenida do Infante, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

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Former residence of Habsburg empress, Sissi

Please see my review of the Presidential Palace Gardens because it is another name for Quinta Vigia.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2014
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Nuremberg, Germany
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Please see my review of the Presidential Palace Gardens because it is another name for Quinta Vigia.

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Relatively small garden but absolutely packed with well tended flowers and shrubs. Very exotic. Stunning views across Funchal Bay make it the perfect place for a visit.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Between Funchal casino and Santa Catarina park on the Avenida do Infante is the Presidential Palace and its lovely garden. Don't be put off by guards at the gate - this beautiful garden welcomes visitors most weekdays and is FREE. It has huge trees, lovely flowers from Madeira and all over the world (all labelled), exotic birds (though we're not... More 

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Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

In my opinion this Quinta has the most beautiful garden in Funchal and it's for free. It's a really nice walk in the shade and there is a lot of beautiful flowers and birds.

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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Quinta Vigia is the residence of the President of Madeira. As you come from the west of Funchal, you go down a steep hill. Quinta Vigia is about half way down on the right hand side just before the public park. If the gates are closed, you can't go in but if they are open then the public is welcome... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

It is the official residence of the Governor of the Region of Madeira. I went there in an official invitation and I was impressed with the garden and the wide Atlantic view. You can not have access to all complex but sure you will find a permission for a look if there isn't an event going on.

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Oxford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

You can stop off at these gardens if walking from the hotel district to the town - its the first park you get to, before Santa Catarina Park. This is apparently the office residence of Maderia's president. A small shady garden open when there are no official functions taking place. Walk to the far end for wonderful views over the... More 

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