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Address: Avenida Infante, Funchal, Madeira 9000-015, Portugal

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Interesting mansion style house in beautiful setting

Lots of history attached to this place, it's been the home if several famous people. The grounds are worth a visit in themselves with magnificent views over the harbour. There's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 4, 2016
Pauline C
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Funchal, Portugal
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Funchal, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Lots of history attached to this place, it's been the home if several famous people. The grounds are worth a visit in themselves with magnificent views over the harbour. There's an aviary too. Inside is beautiful too, rather like a museum if Madeiran history.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is the President's garden. Small & beautiful. Great views over harbour. 1 Euro each to enter...well worth it.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015

the gardens of the palace of the president of Madeira are daily open and free to visit. I liked the formality a contrast to the more informal santa Catherina park next door also on avenida do infante.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful gardens... Well tended, mixture of flowers and trees.... Water features... shade too on a very hot day and ' free ' to enter

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

Beautiful gardens and tended lovingly by gardeners. Good views from the gardens and loved the parrots.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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