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Monte Cable Car

Address: Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 97 things to do in Funchal
Type: Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great for seeing so much in short time. Can be windy so be ready for shaky moments! Reasonable price. Recommend going up and back rather than one way as very steep coming back down by toboggan or foot.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Stunning views of Funchal and out to sea as you slowly glide up the mountain to the small village of Monte. Useful to the use this as a base to visit the Palace Gardens in one direction, and the village to see the tobogganing, you could also walk in the other direction to link up with another cable car to... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

clean and quiet. superb views across funchal. Enjoyed Monte at the top. Pay at the cable car itself in the old town. If its a bit cloudy you can easily see and just choose a clear day, which they mainly are.

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Scotland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A trouble free ride on this cable car. It moved smoothly along. The only thing I didn't like was the photographer zooming in on us without warning, and being presented with the picture and cd when we reached the top.

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Maastricht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Spectacular views going up and down. Tea house at the top to have a drink. Several ways to go down. By foot, bus or again cable car

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Drammen, Buskerud, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great view from Madeira Cable car up to Monte. Walk off in Monte and walk around, And take the funny carreiro dos Monte Downhill.

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Benalmadena, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Cruise ship docked at Funchal. A beautiful place. Took the cable car trip and returned on the basket toboggans. A wonderful, thrilling experience.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The weather, views & scenery was out of this world! Only thing I'd say is avoid the cafė next to the cable car station. Walk up to the tea room around 3-5mins up the hill. Now that's amazing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The only way to see some amazing views over Funchal, however if we were to do this again I wouldn't pay for the round trip as it was a bit boring doing the trip twice. We got the combined ticket with access to the Monte Palace gardens, which seemed like good value but wish we had got the bus back... More 

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Coupar Angus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Weather was lovely, so took cable car to Monte, had coffee in the Monte Palace Gardens, looked at toboggans and then took cable car to Botanic Gardens instead. A lovely way to spend the day.

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