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Botanical Garden Cable Car

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Amazing views

This is a must to do in Madeira. My second time on the cars which was much more enjoyable as I’m... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Diane P
Kendal, United Kingdom
Great view of Funchal

When visiting Maderia this is a must to do. Very simple to use and a fantastic view of the city... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must to do in Madeira. My second time on the cars which was much more enjoyable as I’m scared of heights. The views are brilliant, you realise just how large Funchal is when you see it from this viewpoint

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Diane P
Reviewed 2 days ago

When visiting Maderia this is a must to do. Very simple to use and a fantastic view of the city. Journey was very smooth with a clear view all round in the cable car of the views.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sarah1964_11
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although I was nervous once in the cable I felt very comfortable and safe. The journey took around 15 minutes. I managed to take many aerial photos that wowed our friends

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pammysummers
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are a number of options when it comes to the cable cars in Funchal. We took the cable car to Monte then down to the botanical gardens.. each car took 6 adults and were very new and clean. The first trip was quite long...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank galwaygirl88
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a fair priced excellent cable car trip which gives stunning views of Funchal and the surrounding area. we went early and missed the masses. The ride was very smooth and took about 15 minutes. A great way to see the views and then...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank S547FLjohnw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I'm scared of heights, I was cajoled to try this cable car run up to the Botanical Gardens on a beautiful sunny day in April. The cars are kept clean & comfortable & afford a magnificent over the whole of Funchal. €16 return trip...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Felicity J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited in April. Bought the tickets from the actual ticket office and not chaps outside the office There was a queue but we didn’t have too long to weight. What was disappointing was that we were not allowed just two of us in a car....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JRiseley
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great experience and gives the most marvelous views of the island. The small queue quickly gained gained access to the cars and there is a cafe at the top with great views

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been up, using the cable car to Monte before, on a previous trip to Madeira. This year we caught a local bus to the top costing €2 each and after visiting the gardens, took the cable car down. It cost €11 each. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AwayWendy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe a bit expensive, but the views over the town and the port are stunning. If you're going up to the botanical garden, treat yourself to a ride on the cable car. Early in the day the queues aren't too long.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laura C
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January 1, 2019|
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Response from ayalajacobs | Reviewed this property |
You'll be able to walk there; the cable car station is just after the harbour
Norman M
October 4, 2018|
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Response from CurlywhirlyGodalming | Reviewed this property |
No not unless they are good at steps.
Janette S
September 22, 2018|
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Response from paulaw500 | Reviewed this property |
There is a very good bus service in Funchal. The Giro allows you a ride of one stop or all the way for just over €1. The bus 31 from the promenade goes to the Botanical gardens even on Sundays. The 48 via Nazare goes to... More