Monte us a short distance north of Funchal in Madeira. It can be reached by bus or cable-car . Alternately the return can be done in what they call the ‘Monte toboggan.’ Monte is a good place for starting easy wals to the small village of Curral dos Romeiros and then along the Levada dos Tornos – or back by a different route to Funchal.


The principal glory of Monte lies in its Palace Tropical Gardens, part of which is made into a Japanese garden. Among the sights is an ancient olive tree that was producing olives for the Romans in 300 AD.There are numerous azulejos pictures depicting Portuguese history and a museum at htree unconnected levels.

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