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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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  • The ascent of Mount Serrat at the Valley tram R$ 40.00 I paid. Very smooth, but super fun ride with drivers who are there for several years and know a lot about the history of the city and of attraction. On the Hill, there is a snack bar, Sun terrace and the sanctuary of our Lady of Mount Serrat (worth lighting a candle for those who believe, and thank you for the life and beautiful view of the city). There is free parking at the entrance for visitors (I didn't know and I was Uber).
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  • Climb Mount Serrat is must. The old casino is super charming and the Church is beautiful. It's worth sitting at the coffee shop and enjoy some coffee having Santos as a backdrop.
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  • The site provides a beautiful panoramic view of the city and the sea. At the top of the hill there is the Church of Mont Serrat and the former casino. Recommend the climb using the funicular.
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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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  • Worth knowing, didn't like the price 35 reais to climb round trip, I thought was an attractive turistico separated, but locals use the vehicle to get around their homes, the vista up is beautiful, I bought two shirts, and you have the Church, the next time I'm going up the stairs
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  • I live right here tomorrow I'm in creative children's day village and nearby. Kenuy
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