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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 was on our trip and it was an exciting account of the building and the statue of the last emperor of Austria Hungary the Church was reserved for the fine citizens who had the resistant on the hillside where there was more clean air into down in Funchal city
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  • Well with the title summary, I think, the visit to the Church of our Lady do Monte, patron saint of Funchal. It has a grand staircase opposite if arrival is most impressive. Inside is a beautiful, curious to see Church, but rather overdone. On the outside, the most impressive are its views over Funchal. Really shocking.
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  • Next to the tropical gardens where you get the toboggan from is this iconic church. Climb the stairs (be careful though they are very steep) to the top for brilliant views of Funchal and the surroundi...  more »