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Monte Cable Car

Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #7 of 52 attractions in Funchal
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Very efficient we didn't need to queue for long. Views are spectacular although the weather was clear on the days that we used the cable car. The mist at the top would obscure the view on certain days.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There are three ways of getting to a Monte, road vehicle, cable car or legs. The latter is not recommended as although Monte is no more than a good walk from Funchal it is pretty much straight up. A bus involves a high speed drag race on steep narrow roads and if you're unlucky you have to stand. Taxis are... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Really smooth ride, trip down is great try and get a seat facing the direction of travel and have you camera handy

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Bentley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great views and a good walk down through the valley past a waterfall worth a swim in . basket sleds on offer an interesting botanical garden and church worth a wander through.

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Engalnd
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Does what it says. Bit pricey for views into people's back yards,but saves a lot of time and sweat if you want to visit the top or the botanical gardens.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Don't go when the cruise ships are in as it can get very crowded. Once up there make sure you walk up to the church as the views from the bell tower are spectacular

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clacton on sea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is a must if your in Madeira, Fantastic views over the city. We recommend that you buy a joint cable car and gardens ticket.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Comfortable to enjoy fantastic views. Just be careful not to miss last one when return from Monte Gardens as last one is at 6 PM.

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Funchal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Any visit to Funchal must include a trip in the cable car in order to get the best view of the city. The price is rather expensive so it is more a treat than a regular mode of transport - but worth it for the scenic views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Well worth paying for this cable car ride over the roof tops of Funchal and seeing the view from the top. Visit the church and climb the stairs to the bell tower and you will get an even better view from the top!

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