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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  • August 14, 2017
    You can climb funicular (R$40/person) or on foot. Are 402 steps, and that's how we got kkkkk. The view is beautiful and worth the tiredness of the climb. Upstairs has the Church and the place of embarkation/disembarkation of the funicular with beautiful Windows. The Hill served as a shelter to the population when the town was invaded by pirates. In one of those attacks, in 1614, the invaders have just buried and the miracle attributed to our Lady of Mount Serrat, was the patron of the city in 1955. Instagram @polymsousa travel
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  • August 9, 2017
    A very beautiful view of Saints can be seen when we climbed the Monte Serrat and there we find the building of the old Casino and a chapel of our Lady.
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  • July 26, 2017
    The heyday of the coffee, this site brings us back to the past, in addition to providing a beautiful view of the city, the port and the channel of Bertioga.
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  • April 7, 2017
    For those who like challenges, are there up 402 steps lol .... The view from up there pay off. ... 😍😍😍😍😍
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  • May 22, 2017
    Deserves a visit to that comes the Saints, beautiful view of the port and the Centre.
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  • February 10, 2017
    Beautiful place. A great tourist spot that offers a unique view of the city of Santos. The price of access could be nicer.
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  • March 16, 2017
    Worth going to! Upstairs we have the vision of the port of Santos. Very Cool!
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  • March 13, 2017
    History of the most beautiful point of Saints. The scenery is fantastic and the cable car ride attraction.
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Look to the west of Avenida Dr. Washington Luiz for the greatest choice in accommodations, with the main cluster of popular places located here. Choose from chain hotels both simple and luxurious, as well as characterful, family-run pousadas tucked away on residential and commercial side streets. Move farther from the coast to find backpacker-friendly hostels and apartment rentals, ideal for those wishing to keep costs down or stay for longer periods of time.
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