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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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  • It is pleasant and relaxing to enjoy the views over Funchal on the stairs. Monte has a nicer freely accessible Park. Often drove up to the tranquility and fresh to enjoy.
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  • After a very nice and impressive cable car ride, the view is breathtaking. The Church is not worth the trip however.
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  • We took the cable car up to Monte for a walk around and a visit to the gardens. We visited this lovely church & climbed to the roof for great views overlooking Funchal. The church interior, although n...  more »