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Monte Cable Car

Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #7 of 53 Attractions in Funchal
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Brilliant views , and once at the top there is a few bars , the toboggan run and a quaint church as well as botanical gardens

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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were told that the fare would be half price from 6 o'clock, due to the Feast of the Assumption celebration. Unfortunately, something was lost in the translation and the price wasn't reduced until 18.00. We used the cable car anyway, where we saw many pilgrims, some of whom made their way to the church on their knees.

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

When in Funchal don't miss the cable car ride up the side of the mountain. Ride up takes you to a small village that when we were there they had a festival going on. The views are worth the price of the ride. We did it on 2 different occasions, just and enjoyable ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Good day out, we got the cable car to monte and on to the botanical gardens, 29€ return trip including entrance to the gardens. I'm not a great lover of heights but found myself enjoying the great views you get from both the car but also at Monte

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Coleshill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We happened to be walking past the cable car entrance and spontaneously decided to give it a go. Well worth the trip, we visited the church, gardens and watched the toboggan runs. How interesting and what a cool way to spend a couple of hours of our stay. Well enjoyed.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Terrific view over Funchal. The 'pods' have good all round visibility. Tip. If visiting the Monte Tropical Gardens, buy a combined ticket at the cable car ticket office. Avoid 'touts' selling outside.

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Belguim
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Not spectacular but a nice way to go to Monte. Very good service and nice and clean buildings. A bit overpriced to my liking.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I was very nervous at the thought of riding on the cable car, but my partner really wanted to do it. An experience when I was younger left me feeling anxious, but I needn't have worried. It is a smooth ride and the views are tremendous. If you are nervous, just be brave, it is worth it. You get to... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I had 2 goes at this. I did an up and back trip with my wife. Scenery is incredible. Excellent and varied views of a stunning island that then leads to two more attractions - The Botanical and the Tropical Gardens Then take the toboggans to go down the second time it is great fun You only live once Its... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Cable car from Funchal to Monte is a great way to travel up the mountain. When you get to Monte there is a large church and memorial where thousands of candles get lit every year, so much so you can see a trail of wax running from it, and I believe there was problem at sometime where the wax... More

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