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Caminho Babosas 8, Funchal, Madeira 9050-541, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to be missed, ride in the cable car was very comfortable and smooth, and I don’t like heights. The tropical gardens are beautiful and there are many different areas. It’s a shame the cafe doesn’t have a greater variety of food. Well worth the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank llc7peacock
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the views on the cable car are amazing. The Monte gardens are stunning. Definitely take the toboggans down! one of the highlights of our trip. Our kids loved it!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jmv3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I did the cable car up to Monte then used the smaller cable car to the botanical gardens then the bus back to town. The ride in the main cable car was really nice and views are fab. It's not overly expensive...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank alan h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good fun, a must do in Funchal. It was quick, great views, fairly good price and we enjoyed wandering around Monte at the top. We got the toboggan down - the best way to do it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RedGirl5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good opportunities for views over Funchal. Slightly un-nerving when two thirds of the way up and goodness knows how far above ground level, the cable slowed to a halt and we were hanging in the air for what was probably only a minute but seemed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank HeleB4r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely trip up the mountain in the cable car to view the sledges going down. Unfortunately, they only go half way down then you need to take an expensive taxi back to the top to descend by cable car. In my opinion, not worth the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Duchesscaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose a day of glorious weather and the ride up the cable car and then down to the Botanical Gardens below was an opportunity to see most of Funchal laid out below us, including some precipitous paths. We were pleased to be riding, not...More

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

Good views and 20 min to centre of Monte, with all the other attraction. Cable car to botanical gardens, walks, tobogan, church, Monte gardens etc. Expensive compared to local bus 10% of price but that takes 45 mins.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nickiand2nymiddle2n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A well organised cable car taking up to 6 people at a time . Feels like it moves quite slowly and gives you plenty of time for the views, but for me there is not really that much to see, especially as our hotel is...More

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

We went there a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 boys - 9 and 13 years old) Walked from the Pestana Carlton, down to the cable cars. Its a 2,5 km easy walk along the habour. Took the cable cars up in order to...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