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Monte Cable Car

Address: Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 56 Attractions in Funchal
Type: Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit the views are fantastic! No queues when we went which was just before Christmas. Can recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

the best way to get to Monte and its attractions - 15mins 10 euros on way 15 euros return - also visit the market in funchal for all the fabulous fruits and veg to sample

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Antwerp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I read that it was not worth the money, but disagree. You get a very nice view in the cable car and the trip was longer than expected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

10 euro one way and 15 euro return,nice views over funchal,cable car takes 6 passengers,be aware when cruise ships are in it can take over an hour to get a cable car,when i went on the Tuesday the ques were about 500 people long at 12 a clock,i returned around 2 and walked straight trough to the cable cars

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

visited January 2015, worth giving this attraction a try fabulous views over Funchal, and once you reach top there are gardens to visit and peaceful areas to walk,advisable to take jacket or jumper this time of year as few degrees cooler at the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful cable car ride up to what felt like the top of Madeira. Gorgeous views in spacious climate controlled cable cars. So worth a ride in this attraction - very well organized at both ends as well. The obligatory photograph was well priced and very good.

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Wirral UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We love cable car rides and always try to do them whenever we see them. This is a great ride. There were only short queues, even though we had just come off a cruise ship ourselves, and the staff do keep the lines moving and they fill the pods very efficiently. The views over Funchal and the sea beyond were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We go on this every time we go to Madeira. Can be a little pricey for the round trip. We usually go up to Monte and have lunch. Can also be a little chilly. The Toboggans are at Monte also. So you can just buy a one way ticket to Monte on the cable car and Toboggan back.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the things that list as a must do in Madeira. The cable car takes you high above the town to the Monte gardens. There you can take in the view or the gardens before returning either via the cable car or sliding down the hill in wicker baskets.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

You need to do this at least once for the views on the way up and at the top. From there you can visit Monte church and environs,go to Monte Palace Gardens(spectacular) or take a connecting cable car to the splendid Botanical Gardens. All 3 venues well worth it. It's not cheap but not horrifically expensive either. On future visits... More 

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