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“Stunning gardens with amazing views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monte Palace Tropical Garden

Monte Palace Tropical Garden
Caminho do Monte 174, Funchal, Madeira 9050 288, Portugal
351 291 74 26 50
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Ranked #4 of 105 things to do in Funchal
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Owner description: Open to the public since 1991, this masterpiece includes one of the most important tile collections in Portugal. The tiles exhibited amidst the tropical vegetation represent several ages, coming from palaces, churches, chapels and private houses throughout the former Portuguese empire.
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“Stunning gardens with amazing views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Including lavender trees which are over a thousand years old these gardens are a haven of serenity and beauty.Situated at the top of the cable car they cover a wide area running down the hillside.With running streams , tropical fish ponds , ornamental statues, individual gardens and a lake with a grand house at the bottom complete with swans , a giant waterfall and views of Funchal to die for.There is also an interesting museum near the entrance which has carvings and statues and exhibitions on Madeiran life.

Visited January 2013
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“Lovely lush gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We enjoyed the gardens very much. The lush planting was beautiful. The azulejo (tile) panels depicting the kings and queens of Portugal were very interesting. I particularly liked the cycad display as I first encoundtered these in Australia and South Aftica and found them fascinating!

Visited January 2013
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“Interesting and many tropical plants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The garden is very hilly and requires a high level of fitness to explore all the levels. The Cafe with high views was a very welcome break by the time we got there.

Visited January 2013
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“4th TIME GETS BETTER EVERY VISIT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Its just one of those gardens that I never want to leave. The ponds, the fish, the plants, the art, the garden just fantastic

Visited December 2012
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“The best garden I have ever visited”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Full of beautiful trees shrubs and flowers which thrive in Madeira's climate. There were also exhibitions, fabulous water features, fish and birds. Has miles of meandering paths and steps, I could have spent a whole day here - it was a lovely cool respite from the sun.

Visited January 2013
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