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“The gardens”

Monte Palace Tropical Garden
Ranked #4 of 169 things to do in Funchal
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Owner description: 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 - 12,50€ Children younger than 15 years old: Free Entrance as long as they are accompanied by adults. Check our new facebook page montepalacetropicalgarden
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Beautiful, but be prepared for lots of up and down hill walking. Lots of sit down areas though so take advantage. The flowers were stunning.

Thank CSp123
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Because of my profision I'm a big fun of of nature, flowers and plants... but this trip was a total disaster... garden full of hydrangeas... and only hydrangeas... in my opinion could not be called tropical. Orquids garden existed only on a free map... didn't fulfilled my expectation at all!

Thank Dondamajk
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

When we bought tickets for the cable car up to Monte we decided to buy a combined ticket with the Tropical Gardens as we figured we should visit at least one garden whilst in Madeira, being famed for its flora. So very glad we did! I'm not a particularly keen gardener but it was fantastic walking around these lovely gardens in beautiful sunshine. Again, due to buying tickets on a bit of a whim, we didn't factor in all that much time for a visit - i really wish we could have been able to spend so much longer there as there are so many different paths with little quirks in each turn. Lovely views over Funchal and the bay. Shame the Palace itself isn't open to visitors as it would have made the cost much more worthwhile also. We chose the Tropical Palace over the Botanical gardens as by the middle of July other visitors were telling us that most of the flowers had gone over by this time. Glad we visited.

Thank Fionaandcez
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

I think we went in between flowering seasons so not much to see.
Small café was clean and inviting. Most of it was in the shade so you might want to take a cardigan

Thank Watchfield W
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

It was a fantastic well thought out garden, brightly coloured flowers, lakes, waterfalls, fish, ducks, swans, trees, nice places to sit in shade, plenty of toilets.

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