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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely old church, great historic decor inside, well worth a visit if in Monte Inside you can admire the furnitings and light a candle for a loved one. The views from the area outside the church are amazing

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank WiganChris1968
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cable car runs from Funchal to Monte and is a fantastic way to see the city. You get stunning views across the city. It takes around 15 mins to go each way. Note you have to get out at the top and enter a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CasandraTP
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Check to see if cruise ships are due as it can get busy If you are visiting the botanical gardens there is a separate cable car to enjoy Well with doing

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank familyhKent
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Horrible service and rude people. We paid for a combination ticket for the cable car and botanical gardens, double checked timings (closed at 5:45), then at 4:30 they told us the car for the botanical gardens shut in 10 minutes and we wouldn't be able...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The whole experience was easy from start to finish and the views are excellent across the rooftops of a Funchal as you climb to the amazing viewpoint.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Talkstoomuch
Reviewed 6 days ago

If your going to Madeira you`ve got to do the cable car, it dominates the old town, and a good way of seeing the island from the top, 16 Euro each return

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ian b
Reviewed 6 days ago

Efficient. Lucky was a good weather day so good views. Had a pod for just the 2 of us. The touristy thing to do.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank FergusChandler
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited early morning, so queues not too long, this is a great way to view the town and get to the toboggan run (which we were). Nice spacious pods, probably takes 10 to 15 mins to get to the top, you can take another car...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gondola looks Scarry but totally safe. Enjoy the best views of Funchal as you ride smoothly to the summit where you will find beautiful gardens. Then a pleasant descent back to solid ground. Or if you are adventurous try the descent by sled thorough...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank David D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular views of Funchal from the top station. Probably best to go early as it's a popular attraction

Date of experience: April 2019
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Tracey S
March 11, 2019|
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Response from 752spikec | Reviewed this property |
Early in the day as soon as it opens as if cruise ships come in there is a long wait
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Melanie T
February 24, 2019|
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Response from docloc56 | Reviewed this property |
Its a long walk and very steep. Use the local bus or group together for a taxi (ignore the first few drivers and the taxi price magically drops)
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Melanie T
February 24, 2019|
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Response from docloc56 | Reviewed this property |
It is 11 euros one way and 16 euros return. If you do the toboggan be carful of the taxi drivers trying to rip you off, there is a fairly regular bus back down about a 5 mins walk from the bottom of the toboggan ride (just... More
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