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“Stunning gardens with amazing views”

Monte Palace Tropical Garden
Ranked #4 of 149 things to do in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Open to the public since 1991, the Monte Palace Tropical Garden 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, 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
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
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.

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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!

Thank Diana M
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Reviewed January 14, 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.

Thank Robin R
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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

Thank PERCE
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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.

Thank mikeb1948
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