Feeling Madeira Tours & Walks

MONTE & BOTANICAL GARDEN

25,00€ EUR
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Feeling Madeira Tours & Walks

MONTE & BOTANICAL GARDEN

25,00€ EUR

Monte & Botanical Gardens Tour in Madeira starts the journey leading to Monte, a welcoming place where you can find stunning views and visit Nossa Senhora do Monte church, a building from de XVIII century and the most important place of pilgrimage in Madeira. You also have the possibility to down the street by our renowned attraction, the Tobbogan Ride at the basket cars. The tour proceeds to the Botanical Garden, one of the most pleasant gardens in the region, with splendid views overlooking the city of Funchal which covers an area of 80,000 m², is home to a collection of a wide variety of plants and has a Museum of Natural History.

Places to visit:

  • Monte
  • Botanical Garden (Entrance fee included)

     Detailed description of the stops:

   - Monte: Monte is one of the most emblematic places on the island of Madeira. One of the highlights is the magnificent panoramic view over the city of Funchal and the sea that the 550 meters of altitude have to offer. A cooler climate hangs in the air and a peaceful environment is for some an asset that Monte has to offer. The Municipal Garden covers a large part of this parish and immediately invites you to go for a walk. The beautiful flowers, the century-old trees, some exotic species and the formidable landscape create a romantic and peaceful environment. To conclude the visit to Monte, the suggestion is to make the trip back to Funchal through the emblematic “basket carts” that are often featured on tourist posters in our region.
Its appearance took place in the 19th century, when it became necessary to find a solution to transport the wealthiest people from Monte to Funchal, without taking too long. The cars are made of wicker and slide on wooden skids. Since the route is always descending, the very force of gravity is used for displacement and the direction and the reduction of speed are controlled by two men who follow in the rear of the car.
The trip takes about 10 minutes and it is possible to glimpse a beautiful panoramic view over the bay of Funchal ... It is the ideal way to end your visit to Monte!

    - Botanical Garden: The combination of the fantastic climate and the fertile soils of the island, give rise to a huge diversity of tropical and subtropical plants that can be found in the Botanical Garden.
"Madeira is a Garden!" This is one of the most used slogans in countless campaigns to publicize our island. In the year 2000, Madeira received the much disputed “European Florida City 2000” award.
The Madeira Botanical Garden Engº Rui Vieira is one of the most emblematic gardens on our island. It is a must-visit place and the 350,000 annual visitors are proof of that.
The Garden has an area of ​​35,000 m2 and more than 2000 exotic plants from all over the world, some of them in danger of extinction. It also has a Natural History Museum (with 15,000 specimens), the “Loiro Parque” (with about 500 exotic birds of 60 different species such as Parrots and Macaws), a herbarium (with 24,000 specimens of plants), and end a viewpoint where you can contemplate a magnificent view over the city of Funchal.

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