Monte Serrat, Santos

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To reach the top of Monte Serrat, the second highest mountain in Santos, you can take a ride in a funicular cable car, or climb the 415 steps, which have depictions of the Stations of the Cross at intervals. Once up, you take the stairs to the roof of an old casino-turned-observatory, and at an altitude of 167 m (548 ft), you get a spectacular 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the entire city and harbor. Inside the building, original furnishings remain from when the casino was functional, and there is a collection of old photographs for you to get a true sense of what “old” Santos was like. Also at the top, you will see the Shrine of Our Lady of Monte Serrat, built in 1609, to honor the patron saint of Santos. Once a year, there is "Descida das Escadas de Santos", where you join the locals on a descent of the mountain, via the steps, stopping for food and drink along the way. Steeped in tradition, it is a lively and highly memorable spectacle. Use our Santos sightseeing planner to add Monte Serrat and other attractions to your Santos vacation plans.
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  • The person is tall, nearly $50.00 to climb the Monte Serrat funicular or, you climb the almost 500degraus, to see the city. And just, there's nothing else to do. Oh! Has a chapel. We don't like.
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  • The tram Monte Serrat is one of the attractions the city of Saints, which allows a wonderful view of the city. The value is accessible, and it is worth every second. To climb up mount is necessary to "catch" a ride in the cable car. There's a wonderful coffee on the hill where you can delight with the treat and enjoy the view.
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  • the site has a wonderful panoramic view of the entire city of Saints, especially of the port, and yet, how attractive the old Casino and access by cable car. It is worth visiting.
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