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Botanical Garden Cable Car

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Very pricey to get there 31.40 💶 this is main cable car to the top then walk a little way to get... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tony P
London, United Kingdom
Nice views

The cable car is not far from the Maria in Funchal. Today’s prices was 16 € each return. At the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very pricey to get there 31.40 💶 this is main cable car to the top then walk a little way to get the other cable car to the botanical gardens it is hilly it’s not fit the weakest of people on the legs because of...More

1  Thank Tony P
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cable car is not far from the Maria in Funchal. Today’s prices was 16 € each return. At the top there is a restaurant for light lunch and the botanical gardens. If your feeling brave you can take a ride in a toboggan which...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Much smaller cable cars than those up to Monte and a less frequent service from close to the Monte terminal to the botanical gardens. The views are great and the gardens well worth visiting.

Thank davepat77
Reviewed 6 days ago

Slight walk downhill between cable car stations but very efficient service.Views rather limited as you go down and across a deep valley. The gardens are stunning

Thank davidjmakinson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Efficient, swift , comfortable and excellent views on the way up. Somewhat expensive, but few options to reach the top otherwise! It's different on the way down, as you can take the toboggan !

Thank flyingdoc1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cable car goes from Monte to the botanical gardens. I think the views are even better than from the Monte cable car - it goes through an alpine-like valley. The sides are really steep and rocky and there is what looks like a dry...More

1  Thank Barco22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful way to get to the paradise-like botanical gardens. The scenery is lovely and more rural than the Monte ride, it is rather special.

Thank Lin P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are planning to visit Tropical Garden, you better go visit Botanical Garden, also. And the quickest way (being already up Monte) is by Botanical Garden cable car. The ride is around 7 minutes and different view from Monte cable car.

Thank g2dragos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To come to the botanical garden by a cable car, first you have to take the one to Monte and then the second cable car to the Botanical Garden. Except a nice view to Funchal and the ocean in the Botanical Garden there is actually...More

Thank nenoroncev
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Great views while in cable car, but gardens still not recovered from fire of 2016 Expected more from the gardens but only the one bed of flowers existed

Thank Tony K
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Anne L
March 22, 2017|
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Response from MTA_2005 | Property representative |
Hello dear Anne, Yes, there are two cable ways. One from the promenade to Monte, and another (ours) from Monte to The Botanical Garden. Unfortunatly there are some steep climbs and neither of the gardens are advisable to... More
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Nutan G
March 1, 2017|
Response from MTA_2005 | Property representative |
Hi, good morning! Search for the sites "visit funchal" and "madeira best" Don't forget to visit us at the Botanical Garden Cable Car! Hope to see you soon!
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Faye L
October 18, 2016|
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Response from Boschenvaal | Reviewed this property |
My sources in Madeira are currently unsure whether the second leg of the cable car (that takes you to the Botanical Garden) is operational. The best alternative is to take the bus from Funchal, Bus number 29 or 30, leaving... More