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Monte Cable Car

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Address: Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
Phone Number: +351-291-780-280
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Bit of a queue but good views of the town and sea - walks at top quite steep and very hot so take water - at moment easy to see devastation caused by wildfires which go right into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Bit of a queue but good views of the town and sea - walks at top quite steep and very hot so take water - at moment easy to see devastation caused by wildfires which go right into centre of town

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views are spectacular, the ride is around 15 minutes, the views at the top are a fantastic stroll and then toboggan down, around 2/3 hours minimum.

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Thank Chucklefish
England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great value for money, costing about 8 euros. Beautiful views and excellent experience. I would recommend you arrange the trip yourself, as it is very easy to sort (local bus into centre of Funchal) and tickets easily purchased from within the cable car main reception area. Two minute wait to collect ticket. Would highly recommend this!

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Thank Alison C
Deal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had great fun taking the cable car to the top. Plenty of photo opportunities before taking the toboggans back down. Cost us 10 euros each and then the toboggans 15 euros each when two in the toboggan.

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Thank Cheska1993
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good service and excellent views of Funchal. We went up just after the dreadful fires so it was quite empty. However, it was a highlight of Funchal for me and made it easy to access Monte. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Caroline R
West Midlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had already done the Toboggan run, which is why most people catch the Cable Car to Monte, so we just decided to do the return trip on the Cable Car only. 15 euro for an adult return of approx 30 mins, 7:50 euro for child. We join a relatively large queue, but with 6 to 7 people in each... More 

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Thank GWRTSSY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great way to see the palace and gardens at Monte. Well priced and magnificent views. I don't like heights but felt ok on here, despite being nearly 200ft off the ground.

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Thank Nick W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a party of 5 enjoying a car to ourselves 1 week after the recent fires. A couple were nervous of the height but soon settled as we rose above the city. The scorched areas of land and damaged properties were an obvious point of attention, inter-mingled with surviving mixtures of larger affluent and poorer homes. We took the... More 

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Thank Rodger615
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very reasonably priced for the views you get, I would recommend trying the cable are out swell as doing the Baskets on the way down.

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Thank aredders
Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A novel experience and one which afforded superb views over Funchal and the surrounding hills. Sad to see the damage caused by the recent fires but nonetheless gave a birds eye view of the situation. Cable cars were clean and staff at both ends on hand to assist travellers where required. Monte was like a world away from the bustling... More 

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