Madeira Cable Car
Treat yourself to a magnificent and unique experience with Madeira Cable Car
From the cable car, hovering over the city, where buildings rise alongside gardens and kitchen-gardens, you can enjoy Funchal’s amphitheatre and bay in a scenario of blues, greens and oranges.
The city of Funchal is commonly classified as a Garden City, due to its abundance of green spaces and wealth of flowers amid its rows of houses, in a symbiosis between rural and urban life. It is this harmony of landscape and the environment that makes the experience of a cable car ride so pleasant.
Watch the city approach, hover and withdraw. Gaze over the steep hillside, framed by the blue Atlantic. From the city up to the lofty parish of Monte, you can also see Madeira’s natural beauty, its relief and geology.
As we rise higher, the environment transforms and the city gives way to green hillsides, mountains and valleys, on a journey with the city and the sea as the backdrop. The journey ends at Monte, with its romantic landscape and surroundings, where you can visit:
– Monte Palace Tropical Gardens / Museum of Semi-Precious Stones
– Church of Our Lady of the Mount (Nossa Senhora do Monte)
– Fountain of the Virgin (Fontenário de Nossa Senhora do Monte)
– Monte Municipal Park
Here you will find Monte’s traditional “wicker toboggans”, which people have used for over a century to ride back down to Funchal – a simple and thrilling experience – and as ever, totally ecological and environment-friendly!
From 9 am to 5:45 pm
Open all year except Christmas day