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Address: Caminho do Monte 171, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
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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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This garden is enormous, and has a wonderful variety of different areas and water features. There is a beautiful crystal museum there too, which is staggering. There are a... read more

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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This garden is enormous, and has a wonderful variety of different areas and water features. There is a beautiful crystal museum there too, which is staggering. There are a couple of cafes, but the one at the bottom of the garden has the best view.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Maybe because it was a dull cloudy day or maybe I'm not sufficiently into Zimbabwean sculpture or that the mineral museum seems to consist mostly of quartz variants albeit some good sized variants or that the fauna seems to be 90% Koi and budgies. I really do like gardens and I do like walking. Some of the specimens here were... More 

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Northwood, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A riot of colour and shape. We spend a wonderful morning enjoying the well laid out and beautifully planted beds

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

Thank you so much rebecca f for visit us and for this amazing review! Do not forget to schedule another visit! :) More 

Wolverley, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well gardens have never been one of my passions but I loved this. May be it's to do with mixing stone arches & Koi Carp into the equation & it worked for me. The use of irigated flowing water inspired me. There's a great pool involving water falls an aqua duct & a lot more. There's a free madera wine... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to this attraction because we left it toolate in the day to fully appreciate it. The gardens are very accessible for fit people but the hills are steep. There is a transport service available. The gardens are magnificent and there are many items of interest. The gem collection is particularly good as is the collection... More 

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

Hello Biggles318! Thank you so much for taking the time to fully appreciate our garden and for this beautiful review. We hope to see you again in a near future! :) More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent garden . We had great experience. It was worth visiting . It was something amazing. The plants , arrangement, facilities were superb.

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

Hello Ganesh S. Is such a pleasure to hear your review. We are thrilled you liked your visit and hope to see you again soon as possible! :) More 

Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We mistakenly booked this one instead of the one we wanted to go to which was the botanic gardens (I did not realise their was more than one when booking with the cable cars). This one we found better though as the paths were better laid out. Children were free to go in as well. Lots to see and a... More 

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

Hello F2181VNjonathanb, thank you for your review. We are so glad you liked our garden! Come again whenever you want :) More 

chester
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stunning array of flowers ,shrubs and trees. My husband , who is not interested in gardening was completely taken by the sheer beauty.

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

Thank you so much bl0dwyn, for this stunning review! You and your husband can visit us anytime throughout the year! :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I wish we could spend more time in this garden. It's beautiful and perfect place to walk and take amazing pictures and enjoy the scenery.

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

Hello Aniya H, thank you for your amazing review. We hope you come back soon with more time to spend in the garden :) More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ''found'' these gardens at the top of Funchal's Cable car system and can only say that they are a 'must visit' even if you are only remotely interested in special Gardens. They are set on some steep slopes that stretch back down the hillside from the Upper Terminus of the cable car. The ride up taking in Funchal is... More 

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

What a terrific feedback MARK G! is incredible receive such a good description of your experience in Monte Palace Tropical Garden! You your family and your friends are always welcome. Thank you so much :) More 

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