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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
  • Very good walk to Monte Serrat. View the city from the top of its 147 metres tall to have a good idea of the city. The shrine, the view, cable car and the Casino pays off the ride. What's missing a bit is to improve accessibility for the elderly.
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  • Beautiful view of the Harbour and the city, coffee at a fair price and a beautiful chapel. And that's it. The amount serrat could be much better spent. The price of the cable car is exorbitant for tourists: R$40 the full-fare.
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  • Location with a wonderful view, Church of our Lady of Mount Serrat, the cable car that climbs the Hill is very picturesque, restaurant. Program not to be missed in Santos, the kids love it.
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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.