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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  • August 19, 2017
    We went there the on the day after the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, I did not like the paper flowers everywhere. There is a very nice wooden floor in this church.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Very beautiful church. Need a good recovery. The terrace in front has beautiful views over Funchal.
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  • August 16, 2017
    You reach this small wonderful sanctuary the easiest way with the funicular or bus number 21. From the there, one has a great view to Funchal.
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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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