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Caminho Babosas 8, Funchal, Madeira 9050-541, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cost is €11 one way, as the weather was a bit windy they were not selling return tickets in case it the weather worsens and it had to be closed, but they explained that if it was running just show your one way ticket and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank amandacH4897LV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-do ride up to the Monte with stunning views across Funchall. We paid 16 euro for a return, but there are a number of ticketing options, e.g. for a second cable car to the Botanical gardens, or just a single ticket (if you plan...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steve587
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable cost trip which affords you absolutely fabulous views of Funchal and surrounding areas. Lift takes you to beautiful gardens, where cafes are also to hand.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see! It was lovely day so we decided to use cable car to visit Monte Palace. It is the thing that you have to do in Funchal ! Very recommend, views are amazing!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KlaudiaCzapla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the time. The ride and views were relaxing and spectacular. A must do! Excepting for a Bavarian cable car, this view was grand.

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

This is an amazing way to get to Monte and to see the city of Funchal. If you are visiting Funchal for more that one day, our advice is to choose a day when there are no liners in port or go midday or early...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DebonSteve59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to travel to the Monte area. We paid for a combined ticket to the botanical gardens via a second cable car. Don't be confused. These are a separate gardens to the ones at Monte. Well worth the visit though.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Casanunda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tip 1. Pick a day when there are no cruise liners in dock. Tip 2. Consider the walk down via the lower lift path. Didn’t do it but it looked great from the lift, 4K walk I believe.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank philthered
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For 16 euros you can see a fantastic view arriving in Monte. Where u can go in Monte cars or back thru botanic garden then funchal or direct Funchal. I recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paula C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good view of Funchal once you reach Monte. You can also get another cable car to the Botanic Gardens. Try the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens first. You need to get the basket sledge down once, but be aware that it does not go all...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
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Melanie T
25 February 2019|
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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)
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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
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