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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. A visit to Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Funchal vacation generator to plot your vacation.
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  • Arriving in Monte, it is worth visiting the Church. Amazing location and beauty, that open ... In side of this temple is the tomb of Charles of Habsburg, Emperor of Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic, who was exiled in the year 1921 on Madeira Island
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  • The view from the Church on Funchal from approx. 500 m height is very nice. In the Church can be seen on the sarcophagus of Karl I, the last emperor of Austria Eischen, of 2002 by Pope Johannes Paul II: beatified was (?)
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  • The centrepiece of a visit to Monte is the church, approached over nearly 70 steps. Inside the baroque decoration is breathtaking, as is the view as you exit the church, which is famous for its histor...  more »