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Review of Monte Cable Car

Monte Cable Car
Ranked #1 of 113 things to do in Funchal
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a great trip up to the top at Monte. I have to say it is a bit expensive at £28 a round trip for 2 adults. Still the views are stunning.

Thank MikemayTravel
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Get a bus or a taxi. A tourist trap in our opinion and you have to go up in two stages. Leave this to the cruise ship!

Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Wonderful views as you go up in the cable car, about 15 minutes to get to the top, make sure you pick a clear day if you can. We bought a combined ticket for the madeira story centre and cable car which makes it a little cheaper. Fantastic views at the top and worth going to visit the church of Nossa Senhora Senhoraand Monte Palace Gardens (reviewed separately).
We came back down in the cable car so cannot comment on the toboggan ride.

Thank smaPreston
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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

Thank tugiatthecoast
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