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“You must do this at least once” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monte Cable Car

Monte Cable Car
Ranked #3 of 126 things to do in Funchal
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“You must do this at least once”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

The cable car runs from the eastern end of the promenade close to the old town and takes you up to the Monte Palace gardens , Monte Church and the Monte Hotel at the top.Go on a clear day and the views are truly spectacular.You glide over the roof tops of the houses and then climb up into the hillside with the harbour stretching out before you.At the top there is a small cafe and tourist shop along with the entrance to the gardens which again should be visited at least once.A return ticket just for the cable car is 15 euros. A combined ticket for the car and gardens is 23 euros.Children under 6 are free and between 6 and 14 are half price.The beautiful Monte Church is a short walk from the top of the cable car where you can also watch the start of the wicker basket toboggan run.The 5 star Monte hotel is open to non residents for meals in both the main restaurant and in their garden terrace bar

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Best way to see the city.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

What a experience. We when on the cable and had this amazing view of the city. Also could see how persons live in the rocks of the city. Best time to go there is in the morning. Carful if there is cruises in the port.

Visited January 2013
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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“A must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Views were amazing but gets very busy where the bigger cruise ships are in port. I think this is a must if you are visiting Madeira

Visited January 2013
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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“Lovely views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

We were lucky enough to travel very early in the day and had a car to ourselves. Monte was fairly quiet when we arrived and we did the VERY steep Monte to Terreiro da Luta walk. Worth it for the views but hard on the knees!

Visited January 2013
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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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“Great scenic ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

A slow journey over the rooftops with great views of Funchal and out to sea. Discount off visits to The Tropical Garden and the Botanic Garden available!

Visited January 2013
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