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Monte Cable Car

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Address: Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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+351 291 780 280
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A great way to see the Bay and get to the top to ride the Toboggans

The cable car ride to the top of the hill is awesome. Plenty of windows in the Cablecars to take photos and videos and great views of the housing perched on the hillside. Not to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LoisD96
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cable car ride to the top of the hill is awesome. Plenty of windows in the Cablecars to take photos and videos and great views of the housing perched on the hillside. Not to be missed.

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Thank LoisD96
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid €11 each to go up in the cable car and €30 for two to come down in the sledge, both journeys were well worth the experience, but be aware that sledge only comes half way back down, there are taxis waiting to take you rest of the way , but we decided to walk a long step hill !... More 

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Thank John B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the 12 Euros. Takes about 15 minutes. Views are gorgeous, and the cable car is a very east stroll from the gardens at the top and city center at the bittom.

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Thank Karen A
Annapolis, Maryland
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived right as they opened and didn't have a long wait. Was a relaxing and beautiful ride to the top. We really enjoyed this attraction.

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Thank ASHMD
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We bought the combined Monte Palace Gardens ticket which saved a little on separate tickets. The ride was very smooth and uneventful which is good!

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Thank Paul W
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Do one way and then come down on the wicker sledge. Awesome !!!! Didn't bother with the botanical gardens cheap entrance at £4 but not with it. Very small ground loads of cacti

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Thank guv54
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a great ride to Monte mountain but I felt very sorry for local people whose houses and gardens were under the cable car that is why I gave it poor rating. How would you like to have no privacy and people looking into your homes and gardens. Whoever commissioned and built this cable car should have purchased the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You will be better off to drive there. It was not bad, but just nothing special. It was expensive for what it was.

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Thank Kat C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As you swish silently over the rooftops the view becomes even more breathtaking. This cable car gives you a unique opportunity to see this beautiful place from above. It's a long ride so well worth it and the gardens and church at the top are beautiful.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must do experience 15 euros return trip up the steep hillside to Monty.Short walk to village .Lovely views of Funchal and the harbour.It can be damp wet and chilly up there.Plenty taxis to get down or there is a bus service hair raising journey in the bus stay with the cable car!

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