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Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte

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This 18th-century church, a pilgrimage site, is located in the picturesque village of Monte.
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Rampa da Sacristia 1, Funchal, Madeira 9050-208, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You climb to the plateau in front church over the series of stairs. From there is a nice view downhill to Funchal. Worth the time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank M46_aruba
Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived at Monte by taking the cable car from the sea front and then climbed the very steep steps, approx. fifty, up to the front, not for the feintheared but well worth it to see this Church which has a beautiful interior. It is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Church is famous for the tomb of last emperor of the Austrian Habsburg Empire. Nice painted wooden ceiling.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tinkle_24
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to visit & beautifully decorated even though it was January all the Christmas pointsettiers were decorating the high altar with a wonderful nativity scene, great views looking down from the steps onto the famous Toboggan run looking down on Funchal.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ross C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always visit this church when taking the cable car up to Monte. The view from the church is breath taking. Three years ago, when I last visited for Christmas I loved touring some out buildings behind the church which had a scene from the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank littlemiss7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reached by cablecar.Spectacular views from outsde the church. Interior is pretty and modest.Famous for housing the tomb of Karl final Hapsburg emperor who doed in exile in Madeira in 1922

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As some other famous churches there are some work to make a visit. Expect to make a considerable number of stairs before arriving. However, it is a nice place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Lovely old church, with a lot of history connected to it. The inside is beautiful with lovely paintings & amazing artwork. Although its a very old building, it has been maintained well. It was a long walk from the city center to get to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The interior of the church is lovely and a visit is recommended. You can easily visit by taking a bus from Funchal and then returning via the cable car.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gwenda M
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Situated in a stunning setting, the Church of Our Lady of Monte is a beautiful church in the pretty hamlet of Monte, high above Funchal. The interior is as impressive as the exterior.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Gillian V | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the church opens early and each time I have been up to Monte it has been open, even if there are services on. The bell towers and upper floor are open via a door which does not intrude should a service be on... More