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A Must in Funchal

You catch the gondola right along the promenade. We were there with a cruise ship so there was a... read more

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Providence, Rhode Island
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The Monte Cable Cat takes you from the sea up to Monte (a neighborhood of Funchal) - the ride is... read more

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a superb means of transport to Monte. As you board at the terminal in Funchal, ther is a good chance of a photographer popping up to take your picture which will be waiting for you at the top. As the car ascends there are spectacular views of Funchal. Travelling over private residences there is the occasional cock crowing and dogs barking. An opportunity to admire some very smart accomodation. On reaching the summit there is the not to be missed Monte Palace Garden entrance opposite the terminal. After spending the day in the garden there is the comfort of knowing that you will be transported back to Funchal in the cable car. The same spectacular views look different because the light has changed. Some choose to descend by sledge which is fun but is not as leisurely and does not provide the grand views of the city.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I wasn't too sure about this at first but glad I gave it ago! A brilliant experience and not as scary as I thought although coming down was better than going up! The photo and offer of a free gift on purchase is a bit of a con but you don't have to buy

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The views are spectacular and the gardens at Monte and the botanics are wonderful.
There are two sections and you can choose one or both.
You can also take the famous toboggan ride back down, but note it only takes you halfway then you walk or use a taxi.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

brilliant and well worth visiting. great views over funchal and valleys. gardens steep rocky paths but worth it and dont forget to go see the birds

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

As long as you don't mind heights, this is a 'must do' when in Funchal. The views are spectacular, and you can visit two beautiful gardens. If you don't take a return ticket, you can make the return journey on one of the traditional wood and wicker sledges - if you dare!

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