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“Very nice gardens.” 4 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 #2 of 48 Attractions in Funchal
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Owner description: At Monte, a fashionable hill town in Madeira, are the magnificent gardens that surround the chateau-like Monte Palace.
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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“Very nice gardens.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

We visited the gardens in the afternoon and only wished we had come earlier in the day to spend more time relaxing here. Delightful gardens, well laid out, a nice mix of styles, the historical information and museum added some additional interest (Zimbabwean stone art when we visited) as well as areas to just sit, relax and enjoy the Madeira sunshine. The tickets seemed expensive when I purchased but after actually spending time in the gardens, I felt they were good value for money.

Visited February 2011
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“Fantastic gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

We had a wonderful afternoon in the gardens, exploring the many varieties of plants, and the artwork.
This is a fantastic attraction, and well worth a visit.
An unexpected extra was the two free glasses of Madeira at the end.

Visited February 2011
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“Tropical plants and Funchal interest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

My favourite garden in Funchal. We followed one of the suggested routes, and found it easy walking (except for the climb to the top!) and throughout there were plants and artwork to enjoy. The lake is a relaxing place to rest and enjoy the setting. Some children will enjoy it, especially the artworks. The entry price is comparable with most attractions in Funchal, and there's a good cafe. The collection of gemstones in the museum is very well displayed.

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“Truly Delightful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

We really loved our trip to Monte Palace Tropical Gardens. You do not need to be a gardener to enjoy these gardens, it is very a really lovely place to visit. It is well worth the 10 Euro admission fee and there are additional exhibitions about Minerals and African Art. We had lunch in the cafe with its wonderful views over Funchal and the cost was very reasonable. We used the local buses to get to Monte from Funchal which was much cheaper (one Euro each way on a prepaid Giro card) and probably just as interesting as the cable car. A lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon and I would definately visit again.

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“a nice garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

Went to this garden in january weather nice it is a garden worth visiting but not in the same class as the palmeiro gardens which are magnificent. it is pricey but to be fair most good attractions in funchal are,

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