Fly over winding streets and mazes of houses which look like tiny models on a living map. A gentle, silent ride exposing expanses of green, neat parks, ponds and lakes shimmering like mirrors are what you experience during a ride on the Monte cable Car ride. The view of wide green belt, tiny toy cars, spires of churches, will take your breath away. Patchwork of red, blue and green will amaze you of what lies hidden below. This cable car ride shows the mystery that spreads over the city without doing damage to the environment.
Monte is served by inclined cable car to Funchal and the Botanical Gardens. The exhilarating views of exotic and rare flowers are all well maintained and a delight for nature lovers.
- The cable cars are known as gondolas and are very modern and very clean.
- The entire project follows the quality and safety guidelines with European and International rules.
- The panoramic view spreads over the delightful city of Funchal where the green landscape melts into the ocean blue.
- The ride highlights the mystery of the island with all its hidden beauty.
- Initially a steam train used to bring tourists to the Monte hills now 100 years later, the modern cable car has taken over this mission.
- On the ride up to Monte, enjoy the fascinating view of Funchal Bay and the surrounding landscape.
- When you exit the station at Monte, a souvenir photo will be available to you.
- Taxi Cabs and Buses are available in Livremento.
- There are large wicker baskets which will take you down at fairly high speeds on the cobbled path, by driven by two carreiros, men wearing the traditional white uniform with straw boaters.
- You can shoot some brilliant photographs, from the car and various places once you ascend or descend.
- The cable car rides are smooth and tranquil.
- At the end of the journey the staff take a photo of you but this is purely optional.
- At the station there is a snack bar and handicraft shop.
Monte Cable Car Travel Tips
- Last boarding at 6.45PM.
- Special package tours are available as well.
- At both the stations, the cable cars slows down, so getting on and off is not a problem.
- There are 39 cabins with 8 seats each.
- 800 passengers are transported every hour.
- The trip should be made on a day when it is not cloudy.
- The ride down the station may cause some anxiety during the length of the first section but it is worth the ride in the end.
Entrance Ticket Details For Monte Cable Car
- Round Trip Euro 15.
- Children below the age of 6, is free for all the package tours.
How to Reach Monte Cable Car
- Taxis, buses are all available from the station.
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94.14% of people who visit Funchal include Monte Cable Car in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
52.38% of people start their Monte Cable Car visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Monte Cable Car
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Monte Cable Car
Monte Cable Car Reviews & Ratings
Do the cable cars stop to let you on or do you have to hope and pray you can jump on. I don't jump very well anymore!Answer Report Abuse
Yes, the cable cars do stop to let you on and are very modern and clean as well.Report Abuse
Is the cable car open on Christmas Day, thanks ?Answer Report Abuse
No, the cable car will be closed on 25th December.Report Abuse