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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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TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful view of the Harbour and vessels entry bar, beaches. Access by staircase or solid tram, Church and old Ballroom, great coffee.
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  • The name Monte Serrat happened in 1604, after the construction of the chapel of our Lady of Mount Serrat, patron saint of the city, in 1603. At the beginning of this century, was erected on the Hill, a large building with terraces, gazebo and Casino. Its Summit can be reached by cable car, which runs on Rails in funicular, or system for the staircase, with 415 steps. From the top you can see the entire city of Saints, from the beach to the port, and also the cities of Cubatão, Guarujá, São Vicente and Praia Grande. Ideal to go with the family or in couples.
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  • It is possible to climb up the staircase, which is quite tiring, or by cable car, which is kind of expensive. Upstairs has the chapel of our Lady of Mount Serrat, patron saint of Saints. There is also a snack bar and a room that can be rented for parties. The view is great, you can see almost the entire city, including ships in port.
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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.