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Address: Caminho do Monte 171, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
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+351 291 780 800
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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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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A leisurely walk in an interesting environment with spectacular plants and flowers

A morning spent walking around this remarkable place. Much of the site has a Japanese theme. The display of orchids was wonderful. There were water features throughout. Buggies... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A morning spent walking around this remarkable place. Much of the site has a Japanese theme. The display of orchids was wonderful. There were water features throughout. Buggies are available for those with limited mobility and these are essential as it's quite a climb back to the exit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not cheap to get in but well worth it. Option of either cable car or bus to get there. Cable car quick but expensive €15 return. Bus a longer journey, but only €1.95 each way (you can pay in cash on the bus). Lovely walks in the garden - 3 separate walks identified on the map yet u get with... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful bouquet fragrance throughout the gardens, overlooking the bay of Funchal, well worth a visit even if you have no particular interest in plants.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

when in Funchal the gardens are a must see. They are accessable by cable car. It will take a good couple of hours to walk round them and you nead to be fairly fit as there are a lot of steps and hills.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely garden, with a wide variety of plants. It has quirky attractions and water features. We spent a couple of pleasant hours walking around, which can be quite strenuous as there a steep slopes and steps to contend with. There a nice cafe on site where you can get excellent freshly made snacks and drinks. For plant lovers, well... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a rainy few days on Madeira in November. Our hopes that the weather would clear by the time we took the cable car up to Monte didn't come true and we returned down without visiting the Garden in the rain. The following day we returned to visit, as we had purchased entry with our cable car ticket. Although... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to take the red tour bus to Monte. At 13e each it was easier as we could get on and off near our hotel, it was comfortable and a seat guaranteed. Although you can get a local bus these are often very crowded. The gardens 12e each to visit and probably worth it. However they are on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited these gardens on an overcast day but they were fantastic. They are accessible to all and if you struggle with hills, steps etc you can have a tour by golf buggy. It was interesting to find out more about the flora etc we had seen across the island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These are beautiful gardens that are well worth the visit. There are quite a lot of steps but plenty of places to sit and take in the views and admire the scenery.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens are stunning but it is very expensive to get in. There is also little to keep children occupied and it is not buggy friendly. There are a lot of stairs and the sloped areas are cobbled.

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