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. Add Monte Palace Tropical Garden and other attractions to your Funchal trip itinerary using our Funchal travel itinerary planner.
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  • A very nice place to walk around but a degree of fitness is required even in January but pick your day as it is high above the town we took the cable car up and back you can buy a combo ticket which w...  more »
  • The receptionist at the cable car entrance obviously doesn't enjoy her job. If you don't like people, make way for someone who does! Once inside it's a 5* experience and we loved the gems and stones e...  more »
  • Monte Palace Tropical Gardens If viewing pretty flowers is what you're hoping to see in January, you will be disappointed. But if lush green gardens are your cup of tea, then you've come to the right ...  more »