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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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This is the most beautiful gardens I have ever been to. The history lesson of Portugal is... read more

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We had a nice walk through the garden. The best parts were the small paths in the midle of the... read more

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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 - 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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Caminho do Monte 171, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
+351 291 780 800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the most beautiful gardens I have ever been to. The history lesson of Portugal is fascinating. The views are stunning and the art collections fascinating. It also keeps you out of the sun as it is a deep valley. We found a lovely...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a nice walk through the garden. The best parts were the small paths in the midle of the garden going along a small stream. We might have come in the off season for blooming (late june) but there were hardly any flowers except...More

Thank Andreas S
Reviewed yesterday

really impressed with these gardens nicely spread out but not massive, it is hilly and does have a café but id suggest keep hands free and don't wear sandles or flip flops, plenty of places to sit down,you must get photos in the cacti area

Thank flopsy2014
Reviewed yesterday

Don't underestimate how much time you could spend in these beautiful gardens. So many paths and hidden treasures. It was a shame the "palace" isn't open to the public but the little you can see of the inside looked fascinating - easy to imagine the...More

Thank The_Mellors
Reviewed yesterday

Took the Cable car up to the Monte Palance Tropical Gardens and it was well worth it. It was lovely and cool to stroll around (as apposed to Funchal which was roasting) A light cardigan was useful. There are so many twists & turns showing...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

For those who love nature and geology pervs :) Very good place to see different types of trees and flowers. The garden offers a museum with rocks exhibition and free wine tasting at the end. For me personally it was very good experience, but maybe...More

Thank _malrog678
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have seen other Botanical gardens but this one is utterly spectacular. Firstly, you have to ride a Cable car to get there and secondly, it's all on the side of a very steep cliff. It's hard to imagine how the garden was developed initially....More

Thank Lovetotraveltimes
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Monte Palace Tropical Garden just wanting to spend a few hours wandering about. Had no idea what an absolutely stunning place we would be visiting! Everywhere we turned was another beautiful path, bridge, plant, flower, tree, sculpture, etc that left us totally beguiled with...More

Thank Traceybrownsword1971
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We always come here for a day when visiting Madeira. This time we walked around twice! The central lake is so beautiful. Statuary is very interesting too.

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not having visited the garden at Monte for a few years, I really enjoyed by recent return visit. It is in my opinion still the best garden in Madeira and one of the loveliest places I have ever visited. Situated high above Funchal, Monte can...More

Thank Chris B
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Kielo M
Hello, I would love to know which are usually the least crowdy times to visit the garden? We will stay nearby from Saturday to Monday this weekend and would really love to avoid the big groups of people to enjoy the garden.
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 :)
Are there two Gardens ? So the total ticket price per person will be EUR 25 ?
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 :)
David B
Hi. We are thinking of coming to Madeira June or July. Some people say June is a cloudy month? When would be the best time of year to see the gardens? Thanks for any advice David
3 March 2017|
Response from Monte P | Property representative |
Hello David B, In July you will have more chances to find a beautiful sunny day in Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Hope you come visit us is a sunny day! good luck :)