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Monte Palace Madeira

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Well worth the price of the ticket!

The garden is perfect to relax, enjoy for a nice walk, do an awesome photoshoot or simply to enjoy... read more

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gjoforte
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Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Beautiful gardens and exhibitions of art & minerals

Worth the entrance money. Spent over 2 hours enjoying the gardens, sculpture & mineral displays... read more

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Alan T
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Caminho do Monte 174, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
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Reviewed today

Did not enjoy this, felt it was very overpriced, you were directed down to a cafe for your free glass of madeira wine but there was nothing else to eat in the cafe. There was not an exit at the other end so you had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The garden is perfect to relax, enjoy for a nice walk, do an awesome photoshoot or simply to enjoy the nature and the amazing views of Funchal. We went there by car, but you can also take the cable car from Funchal downtown, which stops...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth the entrance money. Spent over 2 hours enjoying the gardens, sculpture & mineral displays. Lovely oriental gardens and fantastic views across to Funchal. Watch the toboggans speed down the hill.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan T
montepalacemadeira, Social Media at Monte Palace Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Alan T, Thank you so much for your kind words and for rating us Excellent. We would to see you again in a near future. :)

Reviewed 4 days ago

Was slightly disappointed with this. For the price, although large, we did not see many plants compared to other gardens we have visited. May have been the time of year but not sure. The Chinese garden was the best point and the gem exhibition. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 2662D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

These are well established and spectacular gardens set in a steep valley. There are some beautiful plants and hard landscaping. However, the terrain is not for anyone with limited mobility as it is a very steep climb from bottom to top.More

Date of experience: January 2019
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montepalacemadeira, Social Media at Monte Palace Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello C7447KEpeterf, thank you for writing this amazing review. The golf car may be used for those for example don't can walk all the way up to the top and for 2,50€ pp for trip has that option. We hope to see you again another...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit. Great for chilling out amidst the lush greenery, ponds with koi carp, fountains, water features. There is a Oriental garden divided into 2 parts with many Japanese stone lanterns, African sculptures, tile murals depicting the history of Portugal. Stout shoes recommended....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wakeyjoe
montepalacemadeira, Social Media at Monte Palace Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Is really good hear this kind review! We are very glad with your visit to our garden! We would love see you again in a near future. :)

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Iris januar, so only few bushes have startet blooming. But agood place, With different kind og art, which gives a fine supply to the plants. Good to visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Birgitte V
montepalacemadeira, Social Media at Monte Palace Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Birgitte V. Thank you for your rating and review. We invite you to visit us in Spring when you will have other perspective of the garden.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Before our toboggan trip down, we strolled the Monte Palace Gardens and Museums. It’s a bit dated, and frankly the flora is less well represented here then the landscaping at Quinta Casa Branca....The Museums were interesting but not alone worth the price of admission....

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AJDC2015
montepalacemadeira, Social Media at Monte Palace Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visit Monte Palace Madeira and for write your opinion about us. Hope you can visit again, maybe in Spring, and have another perspective.

Reviewed 1 week ago

this place and gardens are just amazing the view of funchal and the house a bit of a walk down and back but well worth it

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank james m
montepalacemadeira, Social Media at Monte Palace Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much fot this excellent review! You are always welcome. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Waiting for the queue to go down on the toboggan and had a lovely walk around the church. Then also used their toilets before leaving

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trish F
montepalacemadeira, Social Media at Monte Palace Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this excellent review! You are always welcome! :)

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saffron6ar
November 26, 2018|
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Response from montepalacemadeira | Property representative |
Hello, we have some toilets in the garden, but it's not adapted for wheelchairs. We sorry the situation, we are working on that. :)
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saffron6ar
November 25, 2018|
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Response from montepalacemadeira | Property representative |
Hello, yes is possible, but with some precautions, because the floor is a bit irregular, and have some ups and downs. But you can see a big part of the garden. The golf car can help, but can only transport people, and small... More
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mayfair98
October 5, 2018|
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Response from SuzieQ62 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you mean by a buggy cart. If it is for the Monte Palace you can get a Taxi up there but the garden itself didn’t have any options for disabled scooters that I could see . The terracing from top to bottom means... More
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