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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  • It is possible to climb or tram 402 staircase steps. The view is great, the Chapel is a funny and charming building. It's worth it.
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  • We think the expensive ticket to get on and off of cable car: £ $42 per person. But worth a try once in your life. The view of Santos is very pretty, the port, the entrance to the city, from the sea. There's a little church of our Lady of Mount Serrat.
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  • The view is pretty cool, you can see Bogota for one piece. The rise is also quite interesting and can be made both by funicular and cable car.
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