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“Lovely trip to the mountains”
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
London
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“Lovely trip to the mountains”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

We went on a rather drizzly day to see the gardens, but still was wonderful, although the cable car got a little wobbly in the wind. After walking down the winding slopes through the gardens you can get a golf buggy back up for 2e

Visited October 2013
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“Great fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Excellent way to travel up to Monte, well worth the visit especially the little church at the top. A must!

Visited October 2013
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“Great opportunity to discover interesting details”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

For about 15 minutes you'll get a great scenic view over Funchal. You'll see the obvious things, like churches or the cruise ships in the harbor. But you'll also discover interesting details if you look closely, like goats in the mountains, gardens in impossible places, ruined homes and similar details about life in Funchal. Given that you'll also have a great scenic view from Monte, these are the things that make the ride worthwhile, so make sure to look out for them.

A one-way ride was ten Euros and a two way was 15 Euros (per person) when we took this ride in November 2013. The ride felt safe and went smooth.They will take a picture of you when leaving Funchal, which you can buy for ten Euros (along with a DVD) when you arrive in Monte.

Visited November 2013
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“Simply must do if visiting Funchal”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited October 2013
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“wonderful views over funchal”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited November 2013
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