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“Great views but over quickly”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Monte Cable Car

Monte Cable Car
Ranked #3 of 143 things to do in Funchal
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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“Great views but over quickly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

My family used the cable car on a recent visit to Funchal. Our visit coincided with the arrival of cruise ship guests so we had to queue for about 20 minutes. Overall, the queuing was well organised and we were soon on the cable car.

The views were stunning and you really got a good chance to look at the scenery on the way up. A member of staff takes your photo as you embark and you are offered the chance to purchase this picture as a souvenir with a CD as you disembark.

There is a nice viewing area for photos and toilets immediately outside the building.

We enjoyed the trip up and, at Euros25, it was quite extravagant for the 3 of us and the length of the journey, but we would still recommend it. We took the wicker baskets from Monte on the way down which we would recommend too.

Visited November 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Good value for money and the views are spectacular both going up and down. For value for money decide if you want to return on the cable car before going up as to singles are more than purchasing a return.

Visited December 2012
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“cable car up, but walk down!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We arrived into Funchal on a Saturday and our taxi driver said it was the best day to go on the cable cars as no Cruise ships were in. He was so right! We checked into our hotel and walked to the cable cars. the views from the cable cars were fantastic. We took the toboggan down and said no to the taxi drivers (as it stops a 3rd of the way down) and walked the rest. It was steep but lovely and thank full i was wearing flat shoes!

Visited December 2012
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“Excellent views good value.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

A must trip when you visit Madeira, it starts from the coast and goes rapidly uphill for about 4km to a viewpoint area with lots to see, the famous sledges are up here as well. 1 way 10 euro, return 15 euro, excellent phots if clear but a good experience anyway, not for vertigo sufferers.

Visited December 2012
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“Lovely views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Very clean, modern, photo taken whilst travelling and ready for you at the top if you wish to buy. Visited as part of a group on a cruise. Walk round to the toboggan ride a must!

Visited December 2012
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