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Monte Cable Car

Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
+351 291 780 280
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Not to be missed

Again not wishing to be paying rip-off excursion prices from cruise lines, we ventured in to town... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hazzers47
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Great experience

I definitely recommend taking the cable car! It wasn't too expensive and the views were awesome... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Meeri E
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  • Excellent54%
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“cable car” (2,831 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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+351 291 780 280
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Reviewed yesterday

Again not wishing to be paying rip-off excursion prices from cruise lines, we ventured in to town to see what was on offer. That was AFTER paying a coach transfer of $16 for a 4-minute ride (why do the resort or the cruise line rip...More

Thank Hazzers47
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I definitely recommend taking the cable car! It wasn't too expensive and the views were awesome. The ticket wasn't too expensive either. You can go back to the city from Monte by bus for example, or with the cable car of course. There were cabs...More

Thank Meeri E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed the views of Funchal and also seeing the infrastructure, Red roofs and terraces. Would have given 4 stars had it not been for the annoying photographer, telling me to turn and smile. Charging 10 euros for your photo when you arrived in Monte!...More

Thank Leone S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A fast efficient way to get to the Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Good ticket service - don't be tempted to buy from the touts outisde.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quick way up the mountain and saves on the legs. Great view and good value for money. Slow journey so plenty of time to site see.

1  Thank kevinheath
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tickets easily bought line was kept moving 6 people in each car cable car was clean the views were terrific would highly recommend

Thank Bernadettegardiner
Reviewed 4 days ago

We bought a one way ticket to monte so that we could walk back down. The ride was longer than I expected and gave us amazing views of Funchal. There is a tropical garden at the top, a small church and some lovely views. There...More

Thank ClanAnderson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the main tourist experiences in Funchal. It’s quite expensive, but, I think, well worth doing. The view down to the harbour, as you rise up the steep hill to Monte, is pretty spectacular. The Cable Car passes over very varied areas...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 5 days ago

This trip is quite expensive but the views are great. It's a great way to see how people live here. Some of the roads accessing the houses look terrifying Good hand brakes needed

Thank FantasticFourLeeds
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is so quiet when you are going over the ravines and hills of Funchal and wonder at the houses built on the edge of volcanic rocks. Monte is lovely - cafes, church, shops, tropical gardens and toboggans.

Thank lyndac00per
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India H
8 October 2017|
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Response from Fredsea | Reviewed this property |
Same answers as the others - particularly avoiding the cruise ships - they affect the gardens as well as the cable car.
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Vicki J
1 October 2017|
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Response from marg077 | Reviewed this property |
Yes 2 bench seats on each side of cable car pay to go up. Pay to come down on toboggan they take the money off you as you get in the toboggan. You get off a long way from the bottom & it is very steep to walk back. Taxis... More
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tre123
27 September 2017|
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Response from Strawberrylas | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tre 123 I did this trip on 27th Sept 2018 The main cable car is to Monte return is about 16€ each. There is a second cable car to Botanical gardens which costs about 5€ each return and 5.50€ to get into Botanical... More
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