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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Thrilling ride to Monte

We could not miss a return trip with the cable car, while out visit to the Monte Palace Tropical Garden. The ride above the city up to Monte is a miracle, with spectacular views... read more

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46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We could not miss a return trip with the cable car, while out visit to the Monte Palace Tropical Garden. The ride above the city up to Monte is a miracle, with spectacular views on the city, the beautiful terraces, the dazzling panorama of the Atlantic Ocean will take your breath away. The car system looks really well maintained and... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This was a great way to see the view of Funchal . Very reasonable priced 30 euro for both of us up and down. You can visit the botanical gardens at the top for another 10 euro each we decided against this and had a coffee locking over the view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great way to see the island ,brilliant views as long as you are ok with heights. We paid €56 for 2, return trip including entrance to the tropical gardens . Photograph is taken before the doors close and when you arrive at the top the young lady is waiting with it for you to buy at a charge... More 

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Thank Margaret D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good . Felt safe , clean and well looked after good way of seeing the city and the lovely gardens when you arrive also if you want to come back down away on the sledge .... A must Good fun ...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visitors to Funchal, we decided to take the cable car. So glad we did, thoroughly enjoyed the great ride up to Monte. No queue and we felt reasonable price. Spent most of the day up there. Took many photos going up and down. Wonderful views, we felt a must for visitors to this beautiful island.

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Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

loved the trip up to Monte. The lovely cafe right from the cable car was also a great treat and yummy

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a nice pleasant trip taking about 20 minutes one way. We had to queue for about 15 to 20 minutes but the queue moves quite quickly and by the time we boarded the queue had pretty much gone. The views are very good on the way up and down. As others have said, it's 15 euros for a return... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss this cable car ride to Monte, which was one of the highlights of our visit to Funchal. It is a smooth ride which takes approximately fifteen minutes each way. The views of the city are just wonderful and there are lots of different things to see at the top. Well worth the price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

fantastic trip great view good value only a snotty rude german tourist would notmake room for my wife to sit and had to be asked twice to move by staff

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth a trip up the mountain - take in the views and the local history, street foods and perhaps chance a speedy trip down the hills on one of the street sledges controlled by two expert guides - scary but laced with fun.

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