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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. Take a look at our Santos vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Monte Serrat and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Looking at the city from above is very beautiful is extraordinary above you see all over the city and the beautiful sea I recommend.
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  • The ascent of Mount Serrat can be done by Tram or by the staircase, famous also for the bike competition which takes place every year.
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  • Tourists ones you can't come to the Saints and not knowing the Monte Serrat, the view is beautiful, has a church that Sunday's mass at 16 hours and the rise of cable car is a must (entire Book/ascent and descent and have a half system for seniors, students and teachers). There is also a combo ticket that involves other points of interest as well as the Aquarium and cable car that gets a discount and can be purchased in the same location, ask about the buy on any of these points.
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  • Great view of Santos and surroundings. Also, we had a very interesting tour in the casino with explanations about the history.
  • História. Turismo. Mirante
  • Lugar lindo
  • Lugar maravilhoso!!
  • A 157 metros de altura em relação ao nível do mar localiza a igreja da padroeira da cidade NSA SENHORA que se deu origem ao nome do morro.