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Botanical Garden Cable Car

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Part of the Funchal tourist circuit. Perhaps not for the faint hearted but really spectacular... read more

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
excellent ride

by general international standards this cable car is good value for money the journey gives a good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday

Part of the Funchal tourist circuit. Perhaps not for the faint hearted but really spectacular views and then onwards to the botanical garden

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pinkhill
Reviewed 2 days ago

by general international standards this cable car is good value for money the journey gives a good view of funchal and its mountainside location

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank keithoverton
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really good gardens, well laid out and very extensive. Great cafe in the middle to allow you to refresh and take in the fantastic views taking advantage of it's location (and height)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank neilbillingsley
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to monte first then onto the cable car a little walk away so not to tiring then into the gardens a lot of people had said it wasn't worth visiting after the fire well i can assure you it was

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank james m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to see the city from above and a way up the mountain to visit the gardens situated in the far reaches of Funchal.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pete9536
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the harbour to the high hills the cable cars traverse the city rooftops sometimes close enough to see in the windows of the tightly packed houses below...all the while affording and even morn expansive view of the city and harbour....quite stunning... At the top,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank xpidge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Botanical Garden Cable Car is a second cable car you can take from the top, about 1/4- 1/3 mile walk from the end of the Monte Cable car. It drops you off at the top of the Madeira Botanical Gardens. Not as long or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent gardens with all year round appeal, we went in November and even then there was a lot to see, must be fantastic in the spring!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FamilyH68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even in December this was worth doing for the superb views over Funchal. The gardens contain a diverse range of wonderful plants I would love to see it in April or May!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The usual cable car taking 6 people. Not particularly great views as for most of the trip you are in a gorge. Some views of distant Funchal.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pollyoppy
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2 January 2019|
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Response from ayalajacobs | Reviewed this property |
You'll be able to walk there; the cable car station is just after the harbour
Norman M
5 October 2018|
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Response from CurlywhirlyGodalming | Reviewed this property |
No not unless they are good at steps.
Janette S
22 September 2018|
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Response from paulaw500 | Reviewed this property |
There is a very good bus service in Funchal. The Giro allows you a ride of one stop or all the way for just over €1. The bus 31 from the promenade goes to the Botanical gardens even on Sundays. The 48 via Nazare goes to... More