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Monte Cable Car

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

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Terrific views of the hills and especially of the bay. Reasonably priced and efficiently run. Best way to get to Monte gardens. Didn't have to queue for long but I expect this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Terrific views of the hills and especially of the bay. Reasonably priced and efficiently run. Best way to get to Monte gardens. Didn't have to queue for long but I expect this becomes less true later in the year.

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Susdsex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely and interesting ride over the city. Catch a bus back or try th toboggan. A little expensive but worth it

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hamilton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rode up, tobogan halfway down then walked back to town. Spectacular ride up not to be mssed. Tobogan great fun. Walk fine

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What might in the first instance seem like an expensive trip offered great value in our opinion. The cable car ride was €10 each (one way) which gave a great view over the city of Funchal and up the side of the hill. We had a gentle walk around Monte which was ok, if you like churches i suppose. The... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a height terrified perosn decided to feel the fear and I certainly did that. Other in the car were chatty for about five minutes then they went very quiet - this journey takes about 15 minutes, but pleased I did it.

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Thank JulieJohnson15
Denham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You don't need to do this as part of an organised tour. Just turn up. It's a great way to see the city above the rooftops. €10 each way and I think it was €15 return, for a journey that seems to take quite a long time.

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Cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

stunning cable car ride with amazing spectacular views whole family enjoyed and great value. a must visit attraction!

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Thank ajn11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great experience and a fantastic view of Funchal, (At Monte End of the line) you can watch the Tabogans and go up to the Church, Monte Gardens a MUST (a good 3-4 hours) Plenty of Coffee and tea and the ubiquitous Ham &Cheese Toastie (because thats the only thing English Tourist Eat)!!!! All in all a great day out, good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cable car is quite simply a must if visiting Funchal. Stunning views all round and an exciting experience for all ages. We loved every second!

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Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Funchal one of the best things to do if short on time is to take cable car for great views on way up and at top. Then pop into the Botanical Gardens and round of the day by taking a toboggan ride back down to town

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