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“A must if you are visiting Funchal”
5 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
Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A must if you are visiting Funchal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Brilliant views of Funchal but avoid it on anyday that a cruise liner has arrived as the wait can be too much!

Visited March 2014
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“A must do.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Wonderful views and a great way to get to Monte for a ride down on a toboggan. Its quite a walk from where the toboggan run ends but it is very pleasant if you don't rush and stop for an occasional poncha

Visited March 2014
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“As a view this takes some beating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Go up on the cable car and come down on the wooden sledges
The view over Funchal harbour is amazing. There is the option of a second cable car ride to the Botanical gardens equally good views. Botanical gardens are really good for adults children might be bored fairly quickly. There are some exotic wildfowl in the gardens that may inspire interest in children.

The more adventurous can pay the relatively high fee to ride 1/2 way down the hill to Funchal in the old fashioned sldges formerly used to transport fruits and vegetables to market.

Visited February 2014
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“decide before you go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

the trip in the cable car was excellant. what you have to decide is wether you are going to try the tabbogan when you get to the top. If you are i would not buy a return ticket for the car. buy a single. this is because if you do use the tabbogan you then have to pay 20 euros in a taxi to get back to the top to use your return ticket. Or you can simply have your ride then get a local bus back down to funchal which is a lot cheaper.

Visited March 2014
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Deal, United Kingdom
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“Great views over Funchal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Easily the best way to get to Monte, even if not cheap (10 euros one way, 15 return). Go on a clear day and enjoy the ride over the roofs and streets of the town. But don't get persuaded to buy the over-priced (10euro) photos they snap of you at the start and try to sell at the end!

Visited March 2014
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