Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, Funchal

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Built in 1741, Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte is a Jesuit church that offers a peaceful place for reflection as well as expansive views of Funchal and surrounding areas. For a small fee, you are able to climb the tower and enjoy one of the best viewpoints in town. At the top, watch for the famous "carros de cesto," or basket cars, that run down the streets and send visitors downhill at high speeds in wicker baskets. It is also the final resting place of the last Hapsburg emperor, Charles I, who died in 1922, so go inside to see his tomb. Put Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte into our Funchal trip itinerary planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Funchal.
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  • We realized ascension by car from downtown, attention here that rises near the Church parking. Not big crowd when we were there, we take advantage of this tranquillity while admiring this building. Below you will find the departure of these famous sleds.. .we had the opportunity to observe one initially... and must have the well hung heart and trust to the carreiros.
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  • The Church has a beautiful architecture, very well cared for. Has the most incredible view of the island. The sunset watched from there is really beautiful.
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  • The most important pilgrimage site in Madeira, this lovely 19th Century Church sits at the top of the hill, overlooking Funchal and the sea. It is just a few minutes walk from the Cable car station al...  more »
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  • A visit to this Beautiful Church is a must. I just loved it. You would never believe from the outside what awaits you when you go through its doors. Stunning.
  • There is a beautiful view to Funchal. Inside of the church there is the grave of the last Habsburg emperor, Hungarian king.
  • Discovered by chance after a trip to the botanical gardens. Prepared for the feast dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the period of August was a pleasant surprise. Outstanding scenery and decorations made this magical place. Not to be missed.
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