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 .
Tours to Monte Palace Madeira
WHEELCHAIR VISIT FUNCHAL FULL DAY TOUR BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $280
Duration: 9 to 18 hours
Private Service VIP Halfday Garden Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $120
Duration: 4 hours
Monte Palace Madeira Reviews
Immediately adjacent to the cable car station, this fantastic garden is a real treat. Fantastic series of garden types within the site, all stocked with wonderful plants and very well laid out landsca... more »
Amazing experience in a exquisite tropical palace which is immense. Beautiful garden works and sculptures all over the place. Fountains, oriental gardens and ponds. Swans, fishes and other fauna. A mu... more »
One of the greatest gardens I have ever visited. Take the cable car to get to the gardens (the entrance nearest the cable car was closed, but there is another one a bit further away on the right). It feels like entering an amazing jungle, with marvelous oriental gardens, beautiful ponds and fantastic views from the house. The gardens also have a museum and a cafe. We have spent a couple of hours here with kids, enjoying each minute. Definitely worth a visit.
Visited in September so missed the orchids but the other flowers were spectacular. The giant tree ferns are so special, ancient flora I think, one of the first 'trees' on earth. It was a hot day and up at the Tropical Gardens it was wonderfully cool in the shade of the canopy.
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