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Monte Palace Tropical Garden

Caminho do Monte 171, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
+351 291 780 800
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Not for arthritic knees

In November it is green and lush rather than colourful but very pleasant. It is steep and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Calcot, United Kingdom
Very pretty

On main road so easy to find, limited access when President in residence but still able to walk to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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
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Caminho do Monte 171, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
+351 291 780 800

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Reviewed 2 days ago

In November it is green and lush rather than colourful but very pleasant. It is steep and the paths are slippy in wet weather. It took two days for the knees to recover, so would not recommend if you are fragile. Would suggest wear stout...More

Thank Lawrie52
Reviewed 3 days ago

On main road so easy to find, limited access when President in residence but still able to walk to most areas. Gardens well laid out and tended with lake filled with huge Koi carp and some birds to see too for 1 euro admission.

Thank maureenlogan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There’s an amazing variety of flora and some unexpected fauna here. Well worth a visit. The gardens are very well tended with beautiful views.

Thank Evelyn P
Reviewed 3 days ago

A visit to Monte is a must if you are in Funchal. After a trip up in the cable car there is much to see before you enter these wonderful gardens. Everything is well signposted and the map helps you decide which route you want...More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited as part of day out to Monte & Maderia Botantic Gardens. Entered by different gate to before so walked on some different paths compared to last visit. Less humid there this time and no exotic ducks to be seen on the oriental lake but...More

Thank ecofi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Monte Palace Tropical Garden is a must for any green finger enthusiast - check out Swan Lake and the Oriental Garden.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 6 days ago

i visit a lot of gardens and this is in the top ten . the design is phenomenal the plants well tended and labeled a bonus is the gems they have on display never seen anything like it . it a must see for garden...More

Thank nigelhembury
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An eclectic mix of decaying structures doesn't spoil the pleasure of walking through an interesting mix of trees and flowering plants. Even in December this canadian was suffering garden envy of a pleasurable kind.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy comfortable walk even out of season. Simple to get to by public transport or cable car and return by Toboggan!

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit the monte palace gardens every other year. The time of year we are on the island is not the best time to visit (Dec),but, still wonderful and the views are superb. Combined with the cable car to get there, try one way and come...More

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Kielo M
17 April 2017|
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Response from Monte P | Property representative |
Hello Kielo M! the garden is open to 9:30 am to 6:00 pm! Normally in the weekend we don't have big groups. Hope you can visit us :)
14 April 2017|
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Response from Monte P | Property representative |
Hello, the price for visit Monte Palace Tropical Garden, is 12,50 for person. hope you come visit us soon as possible :)
David B
3 March 2017|
Response from Monte P | Property representative |
Hello David B, In July you will have more chances to find a beautiful sunny day in Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Hope you come visit us is a sunny day! good luck :)