Monte Palace Tropical Garden, Funchal
(4.4/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web)
The beautiful Monte Palace Tropical Garden surrounds a palace built by Alfredo Guilherme Rodrigues when he acquired the property in 1897. The garden aspect was established 100 years later in 1987 and features exotic plants as well as native ones, primarily from the Madeira forest. Travel along pathways past lakes with koi fish. View artworks integrated into the landscape, such as the garden's ceramic tile collection from the 15th century. A museum houses an exhibit of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture and a collection of minerals and gems from around the world. Add Monte Palace Tropical Garden and other attractions to your Funchal trip itinerary using our Funchal travel itinerary planner.
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  • Wonderful sloping walks through exotic flowers and trees terminating at a lovely house-palace with a waterfall and fountains very steep and sometimes slippy care must be taken at all times A golf trol...  more »
  • Very nice garden, combining tropical flora, art a little kitsch, friendly Asian sector, as well as a small Museum of contemporary African sculptures, quite surprising. The place incentive to linger.
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  • Ok but you need to be fit, worth it for the viewpoint's but shame the bird enclosure was shut and the coffee shop is too small when it's raining.