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Caminho Babosas 8, Funchal, Madeira 9050-541, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a must do for the views alone. Staff a bit indifferent and you will get the hard sell on a photo you didn't want taken, but still worth it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sonya N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Red Bus / On-Off to the closest stop and walked up the many steps to the church. Takes a while and there are W/C's and a small rest. outside. Very nice church and then we took the tabaggon ride down. There is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank greg2527
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s expensive. The employees are rude. The view it’s nice and scarry. I wouldn’t say it’s worth it. You can get there with the bus or car, so... you will have the same view.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank alinap08
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a quiet time when we went so no queuing and a car to ourselves. Well worth the trip along with Monte Palace Gardens.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CJDartmouth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cable car journey is simply a must do for any first time visitor to Funchal. You can buy combined tickets to include the botanical gardens in Monte but if you just want the cable car journey there are ticket machines with English, German, French...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StevieB2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant and leisurely way to get to Monte, although seven times dearer than the bus! But worth it for the views, and the gondolas provide comfortable and quiet seating as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HectorFromBerne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took bus up to visit Monte, beautiful gardens. Then took the cable car back down to Funchal. Lovely views.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shirley1702
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good views over Funchal and a 15 - 20 min journey up to Monte , luckily with no queues on the day we visited . The tickets are quite expensive and for anyone on a tight budget I would suggest getting the bus up as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chocolatehobbit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go on the cable car on the last full day of our holiday, and really enjoyed the experience. On the way up to Monte you get a great view of the city below. Monte is certainly a worthwhile visit, and the cable...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 414ChrisB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent cable car ride which terminates opposite the entrance to the gardens, its not cheap and doesn't include entrance to the gardens at Monte. If you buy the 'inclusive ticket' you are adding a second cable car ride to The Botanical gardens which includes your...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Tracey S
12 March 2019|
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Response from 752spikec | Reviewed this property |
Early in the day as soon as it opens as if cruise ships come in there is a long wait
Melanie T
25 February 2019|
Response from docloc56 | Reviewed this property |
Its a long walk and very steep. Use the local bus or group together for a taxi (ignore the first few drivers and the taxi price magically drops)
Melanie T
25 February 2019|
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Response from docloc56 | Reviewed this property |
It is 11 euros one way and 16 euros return. If you do the toboggan be carful of the taxi drivers trying to rip you off, there is a fairly regular bus back down about a 5 mins walk from the bottom of the toboggan ride (just... More