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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the trip, that gave plenty of time to enjoy the view, its best value to buy joint garden ticket. I was amazed to have my photo taken at the bottom and it was waiting at the top. I have no head for heights but felt fine in these cabins

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Plymouth
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Reliable, efficient and reasonable transport to get you to the gardens. Let's face it this could be a captured audience and therefore open for extortionate pricing, yes you could walk to the gardens, I did just for the experience, but many couldn't or wouldn't, so the fact the price is reasonable is a credit, and the views are certainly worth... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The cable car experience itself of being transported in the glass elevator, overlooking Funchal with all the little, tightly packed houses was nice. It was a little scary too, being so high up. But I did not like that the lady doing the photographs felt that I was obliged to buy my photograph from her. It is fine to try... More

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Great views although a little fright of this sort of thing really glad I did it . go up in it and come down in the toboggan is amazing

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West Yorks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

When you see the cable car going up to the village of Monte you know you just have to experience the ride.To look down on the houses, roads and landscape down below is truly amazing.When you arrive at the top you can visit the beautiful palace gardens, the lovely old church in Monte or have a drink and maybe something... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

For 15 euro's you can buy yourself a return ticket to one of the most visible attractions of Funchal. There is a lot to do on Monte (gardens, church, toboggan etc...) so there is a purpose and thus a very nice way to visit a lot of the attractions in Funchal. The ride itself is quite long and the views... More

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North Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you're ok with heights you can't help but be impressed with this! It's a quiet, peaceful ride of approx 2kms

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Take the cable car up to the gardens which are lovely, look at the ponds and the palace, and the gem museum which is incredible. Then walk up to the church, amazing view from the top. If you get the wooden sleds down they only go half way. You will then have to either walk down some steep streets to... More

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norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The cable cars are well worth a visit. The views as you ascend and descend are stunning or you can come down on the toboggan!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Do not like heights ! But, once i settled down (!?) Loved it. A must do. 10 euros each way or book at the time of accent for 15.00.

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