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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  • Go there by cable car from Funchal (€15 return or save €1 by buying a combined cable car and garden ticket!). The entrance is literally metres from the cable car exit and you get a voucher for a free ...  more »
  • After a ride up the mountain in the cable car you arrive at the garden entrance. We visited in December but due to the climate there is still plenty to see. Effectively you start by going back down th...  more »
  • Always enjoy the gardens (take a pack lunch - cafe disappointing), but its worth taking some time to look round Monte itself.