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Fantastic experience

The title says it all. We were very happy with our experience at Monte, starting with cable car to... read more

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farhadv87
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Enjoyed the views fro the cable car

Just went up on the cable car wandered around and took cable car back down. We timed in well as... read more

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The title says it all. We were very happy with our experience at Monte, starting with cable car to Monte, visiting the church and Monte center were we had coffe at caffe do parque, and tried tobbago baskets ride. We got back to Funchal by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank farhadv87
Reviewed yesterday

Just went up on the cable car wandered around and took cable car back down. We timed in well as their were 2 cruise ships docking. There is a bus stop at the top if you just wanted to take cable car one way. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 7_Scottish_Ladies
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth the trip to Monte visit the church and then walk around the wonderful gardens and have lunch. Then return to Funchal via the cable car which gives you breath taking views over the bay and view of Funchal spread out below.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gwenda M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky that we chose a lovely sunny day to go up and back on the cable car. It was quieter and smoother than I remembered and we were lucky enough to have a cabin to ourselves on the way back. Didn't go to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KK06
Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice trip on the cable car followed by a short walk to Monte and a lovely little church before going off to the botanic gardens.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank richardbatho
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went up on the cable car yesterday and only 11 euros. Very peaceful ride with fantastic views. Decided to return down the mountain on the public bus. Fantastic white knuckle ride. Excellent afternoon and well recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nickyoung1962
Reviewed 3 days ago

Monte is well worth a visit while in Funchal. We went up the cable car and then did the 5 minute walk across to Monte. The views over Funchal are amazing. There are some steep steps up to Monte so be careful. You will see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mikepercival5
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Has wanted to try the toboggan and not disappointed. Not as scary as I thought it would be and beware they try to sell the photos. I declined the photos but my hubby managed to get both pictures for €10 when I was asked to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nblane
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice view over all Funchal, relaxing experience to get to Monte church and gardens there, but 16 euro for one adult? Really?

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simach85
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This cable ride gives a different view as compared to the longer ride from downtown sea level. One catch: ypu cannot buy single ticket from the ticket office of the downtown. And beware- you cannot get ticket from the upstation either! You must buy it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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filipza
December 15, 2018|
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Response from lavenderjo1951 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what kind of walker you are! Woman tend to meander especially if the Sun is hot so I would allow 3 to 4 hours.
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Krisilla C
November 12, 2018|
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Response from I1383VQalanb | Reviewed this property |
Have to agree with Mark Price. Do the tropical gardens and then the basket toboggan to get part way down. Walk, taxi or public bus is your option down to the promenade.
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