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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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  • Beautiful place, you feel peace around. You can see the whole city. It is worth climbing the stairs to go looking at the landscape.
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  • There is a funicular that leads up to the top, but the cost is high. R$ 35.00 per person. An alternative is to climb a staircase which is next and has little more than 400 steps. The descent is given by cold water from the source of Itororó. Requires physical conditioning.
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  • The place is such located so that you can have a whole panoramic view of the city and cable car service is much consistent and cannot be missed at all if you are in the city. 
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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.