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Monte Serrat, Santos

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Mountain Nature / Park
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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  • As others have said this is a 360 degree view of the city, Reading about the history of the casino at the top was interesting and the small church was fun to learn about also. Our friend and long time...  more »
  • Went to Monte Serrat and was amazed by the view over the city. The ride on the small train took approximately 3 minutes and coming from the streets below - the mountain is so different. I can only rec...  more »
  • Monte Serrat is a phenomenal place to get a great overview of Santos - all the channels which divide the city and on the other side the old town with the harbor in the background of the city.  more »
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  • Deserves a visit to that comes the Saints, beautiful view of the port and the Centre.
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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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  • 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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