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Monte Cable Car

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Address: Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Phone Number: +351-291-780-280
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Good...... but the toboggan's the best bit

Been watching the cable cars from our apartment balcony all week so couldn't resist making the trip. No hold-ups getting on and the views are panoramic. The carriage gets a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Been watching the cable cars from our apartment balcony all week so couldn't resist making the trip. No hold-ups getting on and the views are panoramic. The carriage gets a bit hot....luckily there was a woman with a fan next to me so I benefitted from that! Didn't enjoy having our photo thrown in my face by a seller who... More 

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Kilkenny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is a very slick operation with v little waiting time and the most amazing journey.....never to be forgotten

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The cable car is easy to find. Situated on the outskirts of Funchal Old Town almost on the promenade and very near to the bus stops. We found it to be a little expensive but well worth the trip up to the Monte Palace and gardens. When we made the trip there was no waiting in queues and well supervised.... More 

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Shropshire,, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went up by cable car and down by the toboggan. Kids loved it. Enjoyed a coffee and cake at the top in between. Views are spectacular.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I'm not brilliant with heights but a trip in the cable car up to Monte is a must. It was a really smooth ride and a great way to view the landscape and the capital Funchal. The cable car station is a large glass building in central Funchal. We arrived at 9:30am in August and there was no queuing whatsoever... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Well worth a trip on the cable car for the views and a visit to the gardens at the top. Although there are sometimes long queues there are many cars and the staff are efficient in moving things along. It is a must do attraction for the views of Funchal and surrounding area.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

An interesting 20 minute journey up the mountains to Monte a quaint village with spectacular views of the city below and Atlantic Ocean beyond.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic views over Funchal. Not for the faint hearted.x to get the best views and store memories in your mind take the cable car. You won't be disappointed believe me. What an experience. Even though the height is very daunting the views are really well worth the ride on the cable car. A lovely day out and what an adventure.... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It's well worth taking the cable car to the Monte for the views alone. Smooth, stable ride, but not suitable for folks without a head for heights! The only downside is having your photo taken as you get on, and being jumped on at the other end, being requested to part with 10 euros for it!

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Sunderland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Fabulous views and even if youre scared of heights like wor lass is, you'll still enjoy it. Once at the top, another great thing to do is get the ''sleigh ride'' down - exhilerating !

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