|View from Pico dos Barcelos|
|Christmas market - why not buy some orchids from the elves?|
We spent about half a day in the Tropical Garden which I really recommend. Unfortunately I didn't have a memory card in my camera and therefore I don't have any photos. It has different themes, mainly Asian but you can see lots of orchids there. In January most of the plants were not in bloom so other months might be better for a visit but we still really liked it.
Close to the Tropical Garden is Botanical Garden but we didn't visit that. We did go to a church of Monte and also saw one of the big tourist attractions - a sledge ride down from Monte.
|Church of Monte|
|Sledge riders waiting for the customers|
In city center we visited the cathedral and also Jesuits temple. Jesuits temple is really richly decorated. You can also visit the Jesuits college but we were there too late in the afternoon and were not able to do that.
|Town Hall square|
|Kids in traditional clothes|