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“Tallest sea cliff in Europe.” 5 of 5 stars
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Cabo Girao
Quinta Grande- Camara dos Lobos, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 53 Attractions in Funchal
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Tallest sea cliff in Europe.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Got a cab to the top of the cliff. Scary views down from the top, but great views out to sea and across the capital. In the summer, went on a boat trip to the base of the cliff and had a great swim in the warm waters.

Visited January 2013
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“New viewing site.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

A new viewing platform has recently been opened - quite spectacular, glass floor looking straight down to the coast many metres below.

Visited January 2013
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“Glass viewing platform 580 metres above the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Cabo Girau has long been famous for the height of it's cliff's, reportedly the highest sea cliffs in Europe and the second highest in the world at 580 metres, which have provided stunning views over the south coast of Madeira and over it's capital, Funchal.

On 31 October 2012 a much improved facility was opened, with improved parking and a new walk on glass viewing platform. There was no charge for this facility when we visited it in Jan 2013, but the way it is arranged suggests that charges will soon be made.

There are so many impressive viewpoints from many of the mountain roads and indeed even from many of the public bus services in Madeira, that it would be hard claim that this is a must see location, but it is nevertheless pretty stunning and certainly an improvement on the old Mirador

Visited January 2013
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“Worth the view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Taxi or hire a car for the day. Hard to get to otherwise. Combine it with the Rancho cable car for a great bottom view.

Visited February 2013
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“2nd highest sea cliffs in the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Highest sea ciffs in Europe
Very surprisingly, the brand new glass-bottomed viewing platform at the top of the cliffs is free of chare. Amazing experience.
We had viewed the same cliffs fom below the day before, on a boat trip.

Visited January 2013
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