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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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High over the gorge

Took the cable car from the botanical Gardens to Monte with spectacular views over the gorge. Monte church and bell tower interesting. We didn't do the 'tourist sledge run' as... read more

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Took the cable car from the botanical Gardens to Monte with spectacular views over the gorge. Monte church and bell tower interesting. We didn't do the 'tourist sledge run' as others said it was a bit short and not too exciting.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I chose the possibility of buying the pack including return ticket with the entrance to the Monte tropical garden which costs approx. 24 EUR. Going there in the morning there is no queue and usually nice weather without clouds. From upper station you can see nice view of the city. You can enjoy local specialities in the restaurant as well... More 

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Thank Darina H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were in Funchal in Madeira for a quick visit on a cruise ship. We decided a trip on the cable car to the church, botanical gardens and toboggan run was in order. 15€ for a return trip is a little steep but the walk would have been a killer! However the views were amazing and more than compensated for... More 

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Thank 1968ay
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely worth the trip. The ride up is spectacular and the church at Monte is beautiful. Try and get in your own car, not difficult as they come along every few minutes.

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Thank Karen R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

During our seventh visit in Funchal we decided to use the tobogan from Monte. We usually used a cable car to the botanic garden or a bus to get back. Once we were walking down, but I don't reccomend this :-). Going down by the sledge was great expierence and we do it again next time.

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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great views and an amazing ride up. €15 return. Came back on cable car as sleigh only goes half way down.

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Thank dawnique
Darmstadt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best way to get up to Monte and back. If you are visiting Monte Palace Tropical Gardens be sure to buy the combo ticket and save a little. 15EUR return is s bit on the expensive side, given how reasonable Madeira prices are otherwise.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must do if you are in Funchal . Great views of the harbour and practically the whole area . You can also see the devastation of the fires started maliciously

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Thank Ken M
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well you have to give it a go!!! The views are stunning and not to be missed. It seems to take ages to arrive at the top ( or is it just because I don't much like heights).

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Thank Barbara N
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cable car down from Monte to Funchal sea front gives loveley views but is average for a cable car ride.

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