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Monte Cable Car

Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 47 Attractions in Funchal
Type: Lookouts, Landmarks
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Type: Lookouts, Landmarks

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The cable car gives a splendid overview over much of the city, including visiting cruise ships, Christmas lights sprinkled over the hills and public areas. Buy a ticket for a two day tour on the yellow/blue tourist buses for a discount when you go on the cable car. We paid 23,50 euros each. Well worth it. Botanical gardens at top... More 

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cheltenham
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We only spent about an hour up on the Monte, mostly in the grounds of the hotel, which are a free substitute for the pricey botanical gardens. Nice coffee/tea room there, and worth a look inside for the photos and artefacts in the hotel's lobby.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic panoramic cable car up to Monte and it's botanical gardens. It is an enjoyable ride and one of the main attractions to be done. Monte is a little taste of rural Madeira and you can begin the descent with a 2k toboggan ride ! Great fun!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Easy to get onto. Did not like stairs up to platform and would have liked more obvious help to alight. Not suitable for the disabled or even those with slightly limited mobility

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Saint John, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The 15 minute ride up to Monte is exhilarating and well worth the fee of 10 euros one way,15 return. Beautiful garden and Church at the top, as well as a restaurant and gift shop. I used my whole camera battery up here!

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

One of the best moments in Madeira. I suggest you go early morning on Sunday - no queues at all! They take picture of you in a cable and you can purchase it when reached Monte. Plus you get a Madeira CD, key ring and you can taste Madeira wine. Amazing views!

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HORLEY, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We spent several hours travelling around the mountains,including a cable car down to a beach.. To finish off we went back down to Funchal by this cable car. We have done many cable car trips around the World and this was probably the longist one. No snow,forest or volcano but there was a very good view over the city. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

For 15 euro return this is great value, would recommend going on a clear day as sometimes the top of the cable can be in clouds.

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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Nice cable car efficiently run and maintained. Don't be caught by the girl with the camera though unless you want a naff photo of yourself at a cost of 10 euros

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Shannon, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views over city, loved every bit. Nice clean and easy ride for whole family. If You are visiting Funchal, you must go there.

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