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Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, Funchal

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • We were really interested in this church set in the village of Monte. We had ridden up on the cable car and didn't know what we would see. Lovely  more »
  • Very quiet, lit a candle and then just sat. Its a church with history and is well worth a visit. Near the park.  more »
  • Took a taxi on a rainy day to the church.It was worth every penny.The church is at the top of the mountain and has an excellent view.Very interesting history.The shop sells replica of the Virgin Mary ...  more »
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  • So beautiful. Was a bit windy but you have an amazing view.
  • A bit of neuhozhennyj Church, but the Church and a huge area around it is very beautiful
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  • Is a church on the Hill. It is possible to climb to the Church and see the sights of the city, through the high point of the Church. Right in front of the Church we can take the wooden cars to get down the mountain, tourists love!
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