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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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At the top of the cable car

These gardens are very nice indeed. We visited in Feb so I suspect not at their best. However, the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John R
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Lovely gardens but in February lots of plants not in flower

The whole garden slopes steeply downhill, with steep paths in places. But motorised buggy is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lyn J
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These gardens are very nice indeed. We visited in Feb so I suspect not at their best. However, the main lake area and palace was spectacular and views of Funchal great. Well worth the visit

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Reviewed yesterday

The whole garden slopes steeply downhill, with steep paths in places. But motorised buggy is available if needed.

Thank Lyn J
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you have never visited these gardens I recommend that you do. Go up in the cable car and down i the wicker basket rides. Once in the gardens if you are thinking of having lunch or even a snack then organise your visit so...More

Thank Andy M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful view over the town from the gable car, which takes you to the entrance of the Garden. Entrance fee was 12.50€ which was quite resonable. The garden was amazing. Sometimes got the feeling of jungle of Indiana Jones! You can walk there almost whole...More

Thank Liisa T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is more or less the Full Monte experience. (Please see my other review about the cablecar that takes you there, the Telefêrico, for disambiguation of the "botanical" and "Monte Palace Tropical") gardens. Admission to this one, the Tropical one, costs extra beyond the cost...More

Thank indirar474
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of our favourite venues in Funchal, but we were disappointed with our first visit in 4 years. It was lookng a little tired, with the Palace and other areas in need of a coat of paint, and many of the tiled displays...More

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At the top of the gondola ride is the Monte Palace Gardens. 8 euros. We took the route following the left side as you are descending until you get to the bar where you get a free taste of Madeira wine. From there we walked...More

Thank Lesterbeach
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There was a huge queue for the cable car, so we took the much cheaper bus, which took us an interesting route and stopped by some pleasant public gardens, with a short walk past the church to the main entrance by the cable car terminus....More

Thank Bob W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We just loved the tropical garden. We could have sat in the Chinese Garden all day. Will definitely go back when we are next in Madeira

Thank EHViking
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens are very impressive. Abundance of plants, a lot of shade, pools, water streams. There are large tiles (Azulesus) that describe the history of Portugal. There is an excellent exhibition of minerals and an African art displays (that I enjoyed less). Entrance price is...More

Thank nadi O o
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Ella C
14 January 2018|
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Response from Monte P | Property representative |
Hello Ella C, you must spend 3 hour or more! Thank you! :)
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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 :)
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harshangchheda
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 :)
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