Monte Palace Museum and Tropical Garden

Visit the Quinta Tropical Monte Palace and enjoy its exotic garden and its interesting museum.

Jardim Tropical Monte Palace
Jardim Tropical Monte Palace
© FC Turismo da Madeira

The Quinta Monte Palace, owned by the Joe Berardo Foundation, is located in the city of Monte, in Madeira.

Tropical Garden Monte Palace,
Tropical Garden Monte Palace,
© FC Turismo da Madeira

This house hosts the Tropical Garden Monte Palace, where you will find exotic lush vegetation with plants from all over the world. Among its outstanding species, the highlighted ones are the azalea, the heathers, and different trees, in addition to a great variety of ferns. The garden has a wide collection of cicas (encephalartos) which are considered living fossils.

The garden also counts with an area dedicated to the Madeiran flora, where you can admire most of the varieties of Laurisilva de Macaronesia, in addition to other endangered species, as the Pittosporum Coriaceum, popularly known as the “azarero” of Madeira.

Inside of the garden stands the Monte Palace Museum, which hosts two permanent collections, one of minerals coming from Brazil, Peru, North America and Portugal; and another one of sculptures from Zimbabwe. Its sculptural pieces date from the 50s and 60s and include art pieces made by artists from Tengenenge such as Henry Munyaradzi and Bernard Matemera.

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Location:

Quinta do Monte, Caminho do Monte, Funchal, Madeira.

Opening hours:

The garden opens from Monday to Friday from 9h00 to 18h00.
The museum opens everyday from 10h30 to 16h30.

Telephone:

(+351) 291 742 650.

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