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Monte Cable Car

Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #7 of 55 attractions in Funchal
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Minffordd
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you want excellent views of the city and don't fancy a long and up hill walk to Monte and the Tropical Gardens then this is the way to go. You can buy a single or return ticket. I was told a return ticket alowed you to travel on the other cable car but on getting there was informed I... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The views and the peacefulness were lovely. The price seemed rather steep, but as it's a tourist attraction, understandable. Definitely visit the Tropical Garden at Monte when you get there.

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took a break from the city heat and the trip was quite worth it; the views, the gardens, beautiful cafe (Cafe do Parque) and wonderfully cool after the hot days I the city. Be sure to visit the church!

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

a good lift up to the gardens various types of tickets some including gardens and Monte house and Monte slide we just had ticket for a trip up and down in cable car great views

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Bodmin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A must do in Funchal. Return trip to Monte on cable car offers supetb views over the city and harbour. Monte also offers the opportunity for further attractions if you so wish or simply wander around. Grand kids loved it. Nice cafe on summit also offeting great views.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

So unless you want to go to the garden or want to slide half way down in a wicker basket (Looks like a bit of a racket! It only takes you half way down where you're held to ransome by cab-drivers for ANOTHER fortune to get to the top OR bottom!) it's not THAT special. The cable car stops short... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the cable car ride to Monte where we walked a little to the next cable car which took us to the botanical gardens. Walked around there enjoying the beautiful sights, girls loved the birds and the big turtle! Back to Monte where we enjoyed a relaxing coffee. Back down to Funchal. Weather was fab, A change from lying by... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Good value for money if you don't take in the various trips. Eur 15 return per person and you can just wander about at the top for as long as you like. Nice little café up there as well. Watch out for the mosquitoes though !

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A fantastic journey up to the botanical gardens, and on the way up or down, what a view !!!!. We watched the people sliding down the road on the sledges.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Rode the cable car up to the gardens amazing views over city really gives you a chance to see how big and crammed in the city is.

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