Monte Palace Madeira

Monte Palace Madeira, Funchal: Hours, Address, Monte Palace Madeira Reviews: 4.5/5

Monte Palace Madeira
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Open to the public since 1991, the Monte Palace Madeira occupies an area of 70.000 square meters and houses a huge exotic plant's collection, coming from all over the world, together with swans,duck's and Koi fish. The Monte Palace Museum is an ideal exhibition space nestled within the beautiful surroundings of a tropical garden. There are three floors, two of which are dedicated to sculptures and the third houses a unique mineral collection gathered from the four corners of the world. Monte Palace Madeira, also 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. We are open everyday except 25th of December. Our prices are: Adults - 12,50€ Children younger than 15 years old: Free Entrance as long as they are accompanied by adults. Check our new facebook page montepalacetropicalgarden
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supertrman
Chesterfield, UK136 contributions
Lush gardens.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Nice gardens spread over big cliff edge. Just work your way down through some beautiful flora and landscape. Very nice indeed.
Written September 24, 2021
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Emily
Devon, UK4 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2021 • Friends
Beautiful gardens. We spent a couple hours walking round. Lots to see and very beautiful!

The café at the bottom of the gardens was pretty much empty and wasn't being used to its full potential (maybe this is just because of covid), and the toilets throughout could do with a good clean and sprucing up!

But otherwise we had a lovely morning, lots of good places for photographs. (An Instagrammers wet dream).
Written September 23, 2021
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595vkp26
London, UK10 contributions
Enjoyable few hours!
Sep 2021
Beautiful place. Amazing gardens and views. A great place for a relaxed walk and to admire the well kept gardens.

Nice cafe too on top of the museum.
Written September 22, 2021
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Eric S
7 contributions
Stunning
Sep 2021 • Couples
Having taken the cable car to Monte we opted to visit the Tropical Gardens rather than the Botanical Gardens. A bit pricey to enter at 12e but the wow factor is incredible. Amazing plants, trees ponds and garden architecture will leavevyou breathless in places. Well worth the visit
Written September 17, 2021
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Rob D
Hexham, UK12 contributions
Heavenly gardens not to be missed!
Sep 2021 • Couples
one of the most beautiful gardens we have ever experienced. An oasis of green peace, full of the architectural beauty of leaves and flowers, enhanced by fascinating sculptures, winding paths and carefully placed structures which create the sense of time and place. Flowing water is fabulously used to soothing effect, and cascading waterfalls flow into shapely pools teeming with curious, colourful koi fish. Visiting in early September, inspires us to visit again to enjoy the flora in a different season of beauty. Heaven in a garden.
Written September 11, 2021
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ccranny01
London, UK408 contributions
Nice green oasis with some spectacular oriental gardens
Aug 2021
We really enjoyed walking around the grounds of these gardens. Lots of very different well thought out gardens. The oriental gardens were amazing.
Written September 10, 2021
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Sellest
Bushey, UK4,051 contributions
Beautiful - must visit
Aug 2021
Came here last week with my partner and our 2 youngest (12 and 14). We took the cable car up (which offers great views and is a great way to travel! Plus you get a car to yourself). The children got free entrance (which is unusual nowadays!) so really good value for families. The actual gardens are excellent and you could spend a good few hours here. As well as many beautiful plants and flowers there are statues, ponds, lake, fish, fountains, waterfalls, pagodas, artwork, and a museum etc. So pretty and relaxing and we took loads of photographs. We preferred these to the Botanical Gardens (which you reach by the next cable car) so if you are only going to visit one I would suggest you choose these. You can either then take the cable car back down or go down by the Carreiros do Monte (wooden toboggan ride) which is just around the corner from the entrance to the gardens.
Written September 9, 2021
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Tim C
Derbyshire, UK14 contributions
Lovely Gardens terrible lower cafe
Sep 2021 • Couples
The gardens are beautiful, not outstanding by any means, but lovely, well tended and nice and cool in the scorching Madeira September sun due to the many high palm and other trees.
There are some wonderful flowers and the koi are spectacular with some absolutely enormous.
Our visit was unfortunately rather dampened by the cafe at the bottom offering the free wine tasting. The two ladies that worked there on our visit where completely uninterested and made no attempt to be friendly.
We had waited to be seated by a large sign saying ‘wait here.’ They walked past us and ignored us so we sat down but they did not come out from behind the counter. Most places in Madeira are table service so I don’t think we were being arrogant or presumptuous.
We left without being served and went instead to a lovely local cafe near our hotel in the old town.
So I would be happy to recommend the gardens but not the lower cafe.
Written September 9, 2021
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CSNunes
Porto, Portugal136 contributions
Amazing Garden!
Aug 2021
It is a gourgeos garden, with an impressive collection of portuguese mosaics and oriental plants. One can walk for miles inside the gardens. There are museums and coffee shops. The collection of plants is impressive, they also have a small area dedicated to local Madeira trees and plants, which is goo if you cannot go to the Laurissiva Forest for your self. The views of Funchal are perfect for a photo.
Written September 8, 2021
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JeffGoodwin
Cardiff, UK275 contributions
Lots to see
Sep 2021 • Couples
Because of COVID the garden was quite empty. The coffee shop at number 7 was nice and we enjoyed the Japanese garden.
Written September 2, 2021
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