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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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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

For a large family (I've got 4 kids!) this isn't cheap but if you buy combined tickets for the tropical gardens it becomes a super and memorable day out. As others have mentioned you will have your photograph taken at the bottom which will be available to purchase as soon as you get off at the top. I normally shy... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the ride up to Monte. Didn't like having our photo taken when we said that we weren't interested, it would be better if people had the option of requesting a photo and this would probably be more cost effective than printing out photos for people who do not want to have one.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful trip which takes you high above Funchal and see it in all its beauty. The trip is value for money, great fun and enjoyable!

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great fun, if a little scary!! We did the return trip and the taboggon ride. Taxi back up was expensive, 20 Euro.

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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A must when vising Madeira. The cable cars offer an amazing view and are a great way of getting to the Tropical Gardens and to see the church at Monte. Definitely worth the money.

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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

As mentioned by others, this climb on the gondola is long with breathtaking views of the city looking up and down. Great moments for wondeful snapshots. We took the cable car one afternoon in late August. We shared the gondola, but there were not really very many people. At the top, there are a few things to do if you... More

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west midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Smooth comfortable ride with beautiful views. Good value. Make a note that the sleigh basket rides are shut on Sundays. Lovely church at the top in monte and some touristy shops bar and restaurant.

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Brighouse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Up in the sky overlooking Funchal is an amazing experience. The cable Car is clean, well maintained and enjoyable.

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Nice view over the bay and the city of Funchal. Not to expensive, and a short trip to beautiful Monte.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Not too impressed about the cable car trip itself since there are more (free) alternatives to have a great view over Funchal. However, the cable car is probably the quickest method to travel up the hills towards the beautiful village of Monte and its spectacular tropical gardens.

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