Teleferico de Monserrate
Teleferico de Monserrate
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AngelaY
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka11 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Decided to visit on a Sunday, partly as it was cheaper but also it fitted our schedule better. Paid for a taxi to get there and on arrival thought about turning around and going straight back to the hotel. In hindsight I wish we had. The crowds were ridiculously huge. The wait for the ticket was 90 minutes then another 30 minute wait to board. The ride took about 10 minutes and was OK although difficult to see much. At the top the crowds were even bigger. The whole mountain top was mayhem. The view was good over the city but definitely not worth the effort to get there. But the worst was not over. Although we had bought a return ticket for the funicular, the queue to board was so long we decided to walk. Big mistake. The queue to go down stretched for about 1km and was five wide. People were still trying to come up the hill. It was gridlock and a bit scary. No one in authority seemed to be overseeing this situation. Eventually, after about 2 hours we managed to get down. The whole thing was a bit of a nightmare and all quite tacky. Maybe on a weekday it would be better?
Written January 12, 2020
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,970 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The funicular itself is nice and offers great views, but the crowd trying to get onboard on a Sunday is dissuasive. We arrived before 9 in the morning and it took one hour to go on. Much more for those arriving later. Not willing to repeat the experience on the way back we chose to walk down. Result: maybe worse! The path is literally invaded. Morality: NEVER go there on a a Sunday. We should have known! (Lines for the cable car were not better)
Written February 10, 2020
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Nani
Bavaro, Dominican Republic272 contributions
May 2022
It was the only way up the Monserrate (beside walking) and once you are in the cabin it was relatively nice experience. It was crowded but felt safe. Quite bad was queuing to enter, the line was looooonggg and we waited and waited and then waited some more!
Written May 31, 2022
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phutty
Tallinn, Estonia1,375 contributions
Feb 2020
It's either this or the cable car, depending on when you go, but to me the funicular is more of an experience. While you're in it you don't realise how steep the ride is - take a moment to appreciate it when you make it back to the bottom again.

Bear in mind that there's no seating - only standing places - but the ride is fairly short. And that the waiting time can be quite a while if you arrive at a popular time. And that the extra walk from the station at the top to the lookouts is quite strenuous. And that there's less air and more sun :D
Written February 27, 2020
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Henry B
Medford, OR799 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
At the beginning I thought it would be a scary ride. Once riding it, this was slow and there was hardly any movement. The ride was less than 5 minutes.

We were able to wait about 10 minutes to get the ride. Try to get to the side facing the city. There are bathrooms up on top which cost 1000 pesos.

You might want to take the ride at night to see the city lights. Overall, a great adventure.
Written February 18, 2023
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Jeff Morrison
Edmonton, Canada14 contributions
Jan 2022
We went at 8:30 am on a Saturday and there were no lines. Pre purchased our tickets online, everything was seamless and well run. An engineering marvel and the views are to die for. The area around the entry does have some rough edges, so be mindful, but don’t let that dissuade you from going. Early morning is safer.
Written January 26, 2022
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Michelle T
New York City, NY666 contributions
Jun 2022
We purchased our tickets through San Isidro, so we didn't have to buy them at the spot. The ride up was quick and easy. I have a fear of heights and this felt super safe and smooth. They run them every few minutes, so you never really have to wait too long for it. The waiting areas are also covered, so you don't have to wait in the sun or the rain.
Written June 17, 2022
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Roeland v
Cambridge, UK44 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
If you like waiting this is for you. First a queue for tickets, than 1 hours wait for the cable car. A waiting list for the restaurant, which was empty. At the summit, the whole place is littered with plastic kitsch. On our way back they closed the cable cars which meant another wait for the train. Nice views though, if it is not raining. But not worth the hassle. If you have the stamina, walk to the top.
Written January 1, 2023
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK615 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
To take the funicular up and down Monserrate is to avoid the hike. The cost is 10000 Pesos for a single and it works out at 16000 for a return I believe. The funiculars are regular and somewhat safe and take around 15 minutes for the ascent as opposed to 1 hour if you so choose to hike! On the way up the views are very beautiful and uninterrupted. Be warned, if you want to hike then you must be at the bottom between 5am-1pm.
Written January 17, 2019
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easterntreker
Halifax, Canada3,500 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We came with a tour guide on Sun...huge crowd of people..waiting in line and others climbing the hill. We had Priority Tickets and beat the crowd. Sunday is a busy time.. many looking to go to Mass. It was nice ride up...at the top there is good view of the surroundings below.
Written February 25, 2020
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