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Address: Caminho do Monte 171, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 291 780 800
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Open to the public since 1991, the Monte Palace Tropical Garden occupies an...

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 - 10€ 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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Beautiful gardens.

Really loved these gardens, lots of different themes. Quite a maze of different paths. Walk down through then have a buggy ride back to the top. Very steep, you need to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really loved these gardens, lots of different themes. Quite a maze of different paths. Walk down through then have a buggy ride back to the top. Very steep, you need to be quite fit.

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Monte P, Social Media at Monte Palace Tropical Garden, responded to this review

yes Karen670 our garden is really big and have Manny places to walk around discovering! Hope see you in a near future :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you have a few hours to spare as this place is huge. As well as the gardens there are also various displays to look at...when we went it was sculptures of Zimbabwe as well as minerals. The entrance is literally opposite the exit for the cable car so you can't miss it. The gardens are so beautiful and... More 

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Monte P, Social Media at Monte Palace Tropical Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much TravellingOrange, for visit us and make this really nice review! Hope see you in a near future. :) More 

Whalley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having taken the cable car to the top of Monte, these gardens were right next door to the cable car station. Very good value with an interesting history of Portugal shown in tiled plagues during the walk. Very interesting museum showing crystal formations. Well worth a couple of hours walking round these interesting gardens.

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Monte P, Social Media at Monte Palace Tropical Garden, responded to this review

Hello BrockhallBob, thank you for visit us is really nice to know that it was worth it, you are always welcome here ! :) More 

Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After taking the 15+ minute cable car ride to the top we were amazed to discover these tropical gardens. Wandering through them is relaxing and amazing.

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Monte P, Social Media at Monte Palace Tropical Garden, responded to this review

Thanks artnbarb1288 for this amazing review and for your visit! hope see you in a near future :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A visit to Monte Palace Tropical Gardens is a must if you holiday in Madeira. It's great to go up in the cable car (€10) or you can catch a bus for a lot less if the prospect of the cable car terrifies you. Prepare to spend the best part of a day at Monte - it's not somewhere you... More 

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Monte P, Social Media at Monte Palace Tropical Garden, responded to this review

Hi Jodie S, Thank you so much for this really kind review and for visit us :) hope you can visit us in another time. Always welcome :) More 

Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although this visit was in November, the gardens remained interesting. Japanese Pagoda's and bridges, fish, swans and ornaments as well as tiles telling the history of the island,

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Monte P, Social Media at Monte Palace Tropical Garden, responded to this review

Hello JacsandDave, thank you for your review. We are so glad you liked our garden! Come again whenever you want :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Tropical Gardens are outstanding and not to be missed. We have visited the other Botenical Gardens but this is the best.

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Monte P, Social Media at Monte Palace Tropical Garden, responded to this review

Hello Jim C, we are pleased you liked our garden, thank for your great review! . We are waiting for you any time! :) More 

scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wear comfortable walking shoes. Its all down hill and then you have to walk all the way back up hill. Be warned. But it is worth it. Great flora and you will have a joy in the Japanese gardens. The African art exhibit is something to behold. Buy your pass as a combination pass with the cable car to save... More 

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Monte P, Social Media at Monte Palace Tropical Garden, responded to this review

What a great review pacemaker1! Thank you so much for visit , you and your family are always welcome :) More 

Dorset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful gardens. Allow a couple of hours for this. Their are also some exhibitions inside too, so great if it is a bit rainy. Gardens are very relaxing

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took the Cable Car to Monte (return is 15 euros). Went into the Monte Palace Gardens for 12.5 euros each - which bearing in mind it is November - was way overpriced. The museums had African carvings and rough semi precious stones. The old Palace was shut up tight, there were very few flowers out (but a lot of... More 

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Monte P, Social Media at Monte Palace Tropical Garden, responded to this review

Thank you JohnCrom for this positive review and for visit us, in relation to the price of the entrance, I will report your suggestion to management. Hope you visit us in another season of the year :) More 

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