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“A 'total' view over Santos”
Review of Monte Serrat

Monte Serrat
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Ranked #12 of 98 things to do in Santos
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Socorro, SP
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A 'total' view over Santos”
Reviewed 5 January 2013

I have being here several times past years. To enter Monte Serrat you can go by cable train, i think the price to go by this train is a little bit high but it is also very special. On the top you arrive at the former Casino. A beautiful old style building where inside the history of Monte Serrat and the Casino is being showed by old photo's. Nowadays gambling ... and so a casino is not legal, the building is now used for tourist visits and you can arrange a (wedding) party in the same building.

By stairs inside the building you can climb on top of the casino to see Santos like a birds view. If you go around 17:00 and stay some hours you can also see Santos by night in winter time.

On this same Monte Serrat you can find a little chapel which is also worth a visit. Just besides that you can take a look over the wall and see the beach and bay site of Santos and.... the Atlantic Ocean. Impressive view again.

Once a year there is also a very nice event on this Monte Serrat called "Descida das escadas de Santos" A downhill (down stairs is maybe a better name" from the top of Monte Serrat by the stairs into downtown :)
It is an impressive event.
A walk down the stairs while this event is running is something you will never forget, every few hundred meters you can find a place for local food and drinks. When you are almost downhill there is a little bar with BBQ (Churrasco) , just try it.. it is great! You can feel Brazil here.
Here a link to a video from this event and Monte Serrat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7izzhmOSdZY&feature=share&list=UUbtHu9vmcC6JEX3nmzV1eQg

Visited February 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed 19 December 2012

This was the best part of my trip to Santos. You ride a funicular to the top of the mountain and go into an old historic building. The views of the city and port are spectacular!

Visited December 2012
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Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
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“Great view over Santos”
Reviewed 16 November 2012

The antique cable car up to the Mont Serrat is an adventure. Great view down to Santos from Mont Serrat, a walk down to Santos is relaxing and locals leaving there are very friendly.

Visited August 2012
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brazil
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“wow! what a view”
Reviewed 1 August 2012

Built to be a cassino, the building is still there, even though gambling's not allowed. The tram is fun, the view wondefful

Visited June 2012
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sao paulo, sp
Level 6 Contributor
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“Obligatory visit”
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Interesting, historical place. A tremendous view of the city

Visited January 2011
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