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Caminho Babosas 8, Funchal, Madeira 9050-541, Portugal
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All reviews cable car botanical gardens smooth ride return ticket fantastic views toboggan ride scared of heights takes about minutes great ride combined ticket worth a trip tropical garden visiting funchal half way cruise ship monte cars
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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
Thank Keith0646
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Beautiful old building steeped in history, a fair walk up and lovely photo opportunities, whilst walking down you can see out looking over the whole of Funchal, sublime views. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank davidclaire_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Opinion: In my opinion, I would recommend this activity to anyone looking to get a good view of Funchal and the ocean. Prices during our visit for a single/round trip were 8/16 euros. Good Things: Cable car travels at a reasonable pace. Good views to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank vangkiexiong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to go up to Monte to experience the toboggan ride. This is the best way. We didn't join the queue for the tickets but on the right is an easy to use ticket machine (that does give change). If you want anything other...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Louise L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to Funchal you must experience the cable car it’s an experience not to miss. For 16 Euro a person return it’s not a bad price cable cars hold 6 persons and you all get a good view. On arrival at top you can...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alisondunn736
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long walk to acess the monument, the view is amazing, very good panoramic, the garden in the area, take a moment to relax and enjoy

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Artur D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantasy views of Funchal! It’s quite a long trip and very enjoyable. We visited in feb/March and it wasn’t busy. Drops you off at the monte palace gardens - which are fab.

Date of experience: March 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