Madeira: Monte Palace Tropical Garden

Named by National Geographic as one of the top ten most beautiful gardens in the world, Monte Palace is accessed by a cable car. Spectacular grounds exhibit both plants and architecture. Tiles depict history if the Portuguese empire along pathways. There is a Chinese garden, koi fish pond, lake with swans, stone arches, statues, waterfalls. It may not be my thing but it’s ok to diversify occasionally.