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Monte Cable Car

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

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Getting to Monte - views on the house

It is the best option to get to Monte via the cable car, provided the weather is nice - you can enjoy the views all the way up / optionally down. You can clearly see the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Gdynia, Poland
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Gdynia, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is the best option to get to Monte via the cable car, provided the weather is nice - you can enjoy the views all the way up / optionally down. You can clearly see the devastation that the fires inflicted in some spots. Getting down is a different matter entirely - you can walk down, you can leave your... More 

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Thank sir_meeshoo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ride was smooth and the views were stunning. Be warned that it is much cooler up top - bring a coat or sweater depending on the season.

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Thank Linda S
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A little pricey at €15 return, but totally worth it for the stunning views on the way. One thing to watch out for though, Monte being so much higher up was actually quite cold even though Funchal was really warm. Take an extra jacket.

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much you can say other confirm the ride is fantastic. The views are absolutely stunning and quite exhilarating. Don't forget your camara.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice slow scenic climb to amazing views of Funchal below, wonderful way of getting an alternative perspective on a city that looks as though every dwelling is clinging to the rock face of the mountains, it was not the sunniest of days today but the journey was beautiful none the less , its certainly a must do for anyone... More 

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Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good view over Funchal, shame about August's fires. Comfortable travel down to the City and very smooth

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Thank JacsandDave
Dorset
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great views . Worth the trip. Not great if you fear heights though!!!! You can get tobbogen back down but we stuck with the he cable car.

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Thank freespiritDorset
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an opportunity to see the whole of Funchal open up beneath you - you can see for miles, or even kilometres if you prefer. Try and wait for a car to yourselves - it's more fun to look 360 degrees and the pictures are better.

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Thank JohnCrom
Richmond, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is definitely not for people who are not good with heights. I only went up and got a taxi back !! However do not let this put you off as the views were stunning and the gardens very interesting and well worth a visit. As mentioned by others make sure you get the right ticket for your visit as... More 

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Leicestershire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must. Very reasonable price and unlike some cable cars, it actually leads to something very worthwhile at the top.

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