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Worth the climb

We deliberately headed to visit Emperor’s Gardens as we were interested in visiting the place where... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Eugene O
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Beautiful, but unnecessary.

I did not enter this attraction, as I felt that after riding the telpher (and sightseeing the... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2015
Porto, Portugal
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18 Aug 2018
“Worth the climb”
1 week ago
“Total Waste of time!”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't bother, long steep walk down the hill, to find a very neglected garden, and long walk up again. Total waste of time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 2662D
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We arrived in Monte via the cable-car and got our bearings (or so I thought) at the Igreja do Monte. Unfortunately we twice got off track while looking for this quinta as there are no signs. The walk from the Igreja is perhaps five minutes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gavin B
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We deliberately headed to visit Emperor’s Gardens as we were interested in visiting the place where Emperor Blessed Charles of Austria, died. He is buried in the nearby Monte Church. When we got there the main east gate was closed and it directed us to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Eugene O
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Only one Euro entry fee. Such a beautiful and peaceful place. Go up the hill towards the car park as lower gate is closed. Really hope the house is rebuilt. A lot of work to be done but well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandra M
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Having driven up to Monte to see the toboggans, we parked in an official car park right next to the gardens. We mistook them for the Botanical Gardens of deserved fame but should have realised our mistake as soon as we set foot down the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
6  Thank Barry H
Reviewed February 22, 2018

What a disappointment as it is still closed. looked through the gates and it looked really interesting, but needs updating. Would be really good for garden lovers

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

Lovers of a ruined garden will revel at this aerial hilltop site. Subtropical it certainly is with a mix of wild and formal areas where this temperature ensures prolification of colour and texture. Great walking opportunity back down the hill foe late lunch

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Eli B
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Took a taxi up here especially to see the gardens and house and the whole place is closed. Really disappointed as they are still advertised. I just hope they will re open soon.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Sandra M
Reviewed October 28, 2015

The gardens are simply just not up to scratch. Very run down, with untidy paths and no signage. The house itself looked derelict. Good views from the Malakof gardens down towards Funchal. There are better gardens to see in Madeira than this one.

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank ClareO124
Reviewed September 16, 2015

I did not enter this attraction, as I felt that after riding the telpher (and sightseeing the entire city of Funchal), paying for that was just unnecessary. It is beautiful, though, as I could see from the outer wall. Unnecessary, though.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank fxsfua
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