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Monte Palace Madeira

Caminho do Monte, 171, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
+351 291 780 800
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Glorious gardens!

After visiting these gardens, I seriously don’t think you can go to Madeira and not visit. They... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
toffeeandmallow
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Very nice

Very nice gardens, great maintenance and also very beautiful scenery. Great place to spend the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Open to the public since 1991, the Monte Palace Madeira 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 Madeira, 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 3 days ago via mobile

After visiting these gardens, I seriously don’t think you can go to Madeira and not visit. They are truly beautiful. The map of the gardens you are given at the entrance is really helpful and gives a suggested route around (the numbered markers help you...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice gardens, great maintenance and also very beautiful scenery. Great place to spend the afternoon walking around and enjoying the views

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely gardens - definitely worth a visit after taking Cable Car from Funchal. Always space to find a quiet and cool spot.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent a good few hours here and I could've easily spent half a day. A free wine tasting is included in the price of admission. We got the bus to Monte then walked to the gardens and then got the cable car back down to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After a trip on the cable car we visited Monte Palace gardens. Initially we were a little confused where we wanted to visit as a local taxi driver had told us this was just trees and we should go to the municipal gardens. Monte Palace...More

Thank Jan C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed this garden very much and recommend making at least 1/2 a day of it. 3 hours wasn't enough to see/enjoy everything.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are two gardens in Funchal: the botanical and the tropical. We ended up choosing the last one for a visit. We went by motorcycle there, it is really steep and there are lack of indication signs, you'd better have a navigator with you and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a quick stop here after our toboggan ride, however you could easily spend hours in this place. They offer different routes to walk through depending on your interests. We aren't really green fingered so took a route which allowed a mix of art...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived at the entrance by cable car. Many tourists seemed put off by the admission fee of 12.50 euros (possibly after paying 16 euros for the cable car round trip from Funchal to Monte) but these gardens are well worth the cost and far...More

3  Thank Gillian M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What more can I say about this destination at the top of the cable car that others haven't before me? Absolutely loved walking through this piece of heaven, the 70,000 square meters deserved more of our attention that one visit could yield so we went...More

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Obby2012
May 30, 2018|
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Response from Monte P | Property representative |
Hello, we have the golf car is a extra service and may be used for those for example don't want to walk all the way up to the top and for 2,50€ pp. Hope this can help you. Thank you! :)
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Ruth F
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Kathleen F | Reviewed this property |
Taxi and about 6 euro maybe its not far 10 to 12 min walk
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Ella C
January 13, 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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