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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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Absolutely loved these gardens. Lots of the ancient flora of Madeira, lovely ferns, lovely Japanese... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jean R
Kendal, England, United Kingdom
a must visit

decided to use bus to monte,at 1 euro 90c it was a bargain around 30 exciting minutes up the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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

Absolutely loved these gardens. Lots of the ancient flora of Madeira, lovely ferns, lovely Japanese garden with little bridges, and huge carp swimming around. I actually preferred these gardens to the Jardim Botanico. And yes, the voucher for free Madeira tasting is just an excuse...More

Thank Jean R
Reviewed 2 days ago

decided to use bus to monte,at 1 euro 90c it was a bargain around 30 exciting minutes up the mountain around windy narrow roads on leaving bus a quick cup of tea in the nearby café which had great views and then on to the...More

Thank corburn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tropical garden in monte are worth seeing. At least two hours recommended to go around, it is quite a sun trap as the gardens are sunken, it is laid out displaying different types of plants in areas..e.g. Orchid garden, Chinese garden...the paths are good...More

Thank meggied0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really lovely time spent in the gardens. Lots to see in terms of trees, plants, and history. Plus the water features are incredible

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with our 5 months old baby boy and took carriage with us. We soon found out that the pavements are made of small stones and are quite impossible to go on with wheels. There are also very steep climps to go so...More

1  Thank Riku K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very large and well organized place with lot of trees. Good name tags. Easy to find benches to sit and relax. Not very blooming at january, but worth of visiting for quiet and relaxed walking. Went there by local bus from downtown,which was experience.

Thank timo5000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully laid out botanical gardens with a wide variety of plants, statues tropical fish and tile paintings. You can watch the toboggan run, which is to one side of the gardens.

Thank needreba
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice combination of art gardening and tropical plants in big area's, views and wonderful sitting places .

Thank oded_lotan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited late December and got to the gardens via the Funchal cable car. But you can use a cheaper bus service. The Tropical gardens are quite expansive and, obviously, located on a wholly sloping site. You get around using zig zag paths and/or steps....More

1  Thank jonjonDorset
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend approximately 2.5 hours here, though you could easily spend longer, depending on how fast you walk around and how long you spend admiring the different garden areas such as the oriental garden, the lake and waterfall, etc. We were a little disappointed that...More

1  Thank Colin S
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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! :)
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 :)