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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  • Excellent tourist spot with parking near the boarding station at the foot of Mount. begin with the rise of the cable tram as far as work the old Casino. If you prefer to walk up there is also the staircase with more than 400 steps, for this reason old people should opt for the cable car that climbs every half hour. In the Casino there is a cafe on the ground floor and the floor above a viewpoint from where you can admire the whole city. Don't forget to also visit the chapel of our Lady of Mount Serrat, right next to the Casino. Enjoy the pleasant hours and the view!!!
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  • I took my mother who was visiting the city and my children. Everyone loved the tour. The view is beautiful and is another view of the city. Recommend. Attention only with the times if you want to climb the stairs. I recommend doing this at least once (walk up instead of the cable car).
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  • Best view of Santos.You need to take care if you want to walk coz the way up is going tru a favela.Take a cab or the 'teleferico'and than you have the most beautiful view what you can imagine.  more »
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  • For those who like challenges, are there up 402 steps lol .... The view from up there pay off. ... 😍😍😍😍😍
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  • Deserves a visit to that comes the Saints, beautiful view of the port and the Centre.
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  • 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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  • Worth going to! Upstairs we have the vision of the port of Santos. Very Cool!
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  • History of the most beautiful point of Saints. The scenery is fantastic and the cable car ride attraction.
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