Monte Palace Madeira, Funchal

4.5
The beautiful Monte Palace Madeira 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 Madeira visit and explore what else you can see and do in Funchal using our Funchal travel route builder website.
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  • Take the CableCar up the mountain and you arrive just outside the amazing Monte Palace Gardens, where you can spend hours walking round the fantastic, well manicured gardens and relax. Huge range of.....  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit if you like gardens, Koi Carp and budgies. Very green , interesting gem stone museum, excellent cafe with home made cakes  more »
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  • These gardens are high up on the mountainside and can be reached either by cable car or bus. It’s has a really good restaurant with a nice balcony overlooking the gardens. The gardens themselves are spread over the hill and are wide and varied. A number of waterfalls, Japanese gardens and ponds brimming with fish. I would say that you could spend 2 to 3 hours comfortably in the gardens and then have lunch on top. If this review was helpful hit the Like button please.
  • One of the most beautiful places ever. And that's when not everything was in bloom, so I can only imagine what it looks like in the spring. Easy to get to, especially by cable car. Reasonably priced. Plenty of restroom facilities inside, discreetly placed and blending well with landscaping. Also cafe for snacks and refreshments. However, those with mobility issues may find it difficult.
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