Monte Palace Tropical Garden, Funchal

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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. Plan your Monte Palace Tropical Garden visit and explore what else you can see and do in Funchal using our Funchal travel route builder website .
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  • Great place to visit. Plenty of exotic plants, trees, waterfalls, beautiful flowers. You must to see this place while visiting Madeira.  more »
  • We had a lovely time here, but we should've worn better footwear, as the path is very uneven underfoot. Get there early to enjoy more than one of the suggested routes. Enjoyed a free sample of Madeira...  more »
  • Great afternoon looking around the gardens. Kids really loved the steping stones and the chinese warriors. Wonderful place.  more »
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  • Incredible. Well worth doing with children​, but you need to hold them at some places. Fantastic air, splendid Flora. Expo of geodes , fantastic for our youngest collector. We recommend. Price : free for younger kids ( under 14 if I recall correctly) 12,5E per adult. You need cash ( 2,5e per person) if you want to take the golf cart back up ( worth it with younger children, especially if they happen to fall into the ponds like ours).
  • What a delight, beautiful gardens even in November, the Chinese garden is stunning. Lots to see with a great use of topography and elements. Both cafes, top & bottom, provided good drinks and food with great views. Entrance is right next to the cable car and all the paths appeared safe and well laid out. Very clean tidy with no litter.
  • Spent four hours here and still paths we didn't take. At 12.5 euros well worth it and we will revisit. Spectacular gardens and the gem museum was impressive too. Café prices on site are also fair.
  • Worth the price. At times I felt like a child exploring the different wonders of this never-ending green. If you like quiet and nature, bring food and water and maybe a book and you can easily spend half a day there sitting on one or some of the many benches spread out throughout the garden.
  • Very beautiful garden with a variety of plants. There are also a small pond with koi fishes and stunning views, you can enjoying for this garden and explore all corners.

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