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“Simply must do if visiting Funchal”
Review of Monte Cable Car

Monte Cable Car
Ranked #3 of 165 things to do in Funchal
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed November 5, 2013

If you're staying in Funchal it's well worth a trip up the cable car to see the view down over Fnchal. We used a combined ticket with entry to the Monte Gardens which are brilliant. You can also walk upto the church at Monte and climb the church tower for another great vista. The tobogan also goes from in-front of the church, which is another must do for the first tiem visitor (but check out the taxi fare from where the sledge finishes into the centre - as you're still a way out).

Cable car trip is approx. 15 minutes each way with great views from the fully glazed cabins, very quiet and very smooth ride.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Good cable car 15 minutes each way ride up and return to Monte, worth the 12 euro return fare. Wonderful views over the whole of funchal. Cars have air conditioning and are very smooth . Once at Monte spend some time exploring the area, or havin a coffee, not over priced, considering the location. The toboggan ride down only will take you back down 2k and then you have to either walk or get taxi back to funchal, but if you plan to do this, only purchase one way cable car ticket. The return back on cable car was just as good.

2  Thank Lin09
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Lovely ride in a small cable car, smoothe and comfortable, great gardens to visit, watched the toboggan rides, wonderful guided tour of the gardens.

1  Thank Carol W
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Make sure you choose a good day as this is a trip you want to enjoy when the views are at their best. Smooth, comfortable, panoramic.... Seems like it's expensive when you buy the ticket but honestly it's worth every cent....

2  Thank brynmelyndavid
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We caught the cable car from the seafront but bought just a one way ticket up to Monte at 10 Euros each.
Looked around Monte - don't miss the Church with its tomb of the last Austrian-Hungarian Emperor and incredible views, didn't bother with the gardens nearby at 10 Euros each. Then bought a another single ticket from a rival company (100m away from first cable car & signposted) to the National Botanical gardens back in Funchal - we paid 13 euros for cable car including entry to gardens. Spent an enjoyable couple of hours here (it is big) and then got a taxi for 10 euros (for the three of us) back to the City Centre. So a round trip.

3  Thank TIM D
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