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Botanical Garden Cable Car Ticket

1. Botanical Garden Cable Car Ticket

Climb aboard the Botanical Garden cable car and ride to the mountains surrounding the city of Funchal. Botanical garden cable car is situated between 10-12 minutes (by car) from Funchal city center. Start out near the Botanical Garden, located about 3 kilometers from the center of Funchal. The Botanical Garden was created in 1960 and quickly became one of the major attractions on the island of Madeira. The cable car will take you over the Valley of João Gomes Ribeira, passing forest-covered mountains. Take some spectacular photos of the Bay of Funchal, the surrounding mountains, and the sea. The ride takes approximately 15 minutes. Your trip ends at the village of Monte, at an elevation of 1,025 meters above sea level. Monte is a small village that was initially a health resort for the upper classes in the early 20th century. Today it is one of Funchal’s main attractions and the site for trying a toboggan ride down the hill. Depending on the option selected you can end your journey in Monte or take the cable car back to the Botanical Garden. The cable car was designed and operates in accordance with the most strict European and international security standards, ensuring that you can focus on enjoying the ride.

Funchal: 3D Fun Art Museum

2. Funchal: 3D Fun Art Museum

Experience a different concept of museum which combines art and fun in a relaxed way. Encounter 40 different scenarios, including 3D images and optical illusions which will allow you to enter a world of fantasy and imagination whilst helping you believe that anything is possible. You can be Van Gogh’s doctor, take a safari, or even have a dinosaur as a pet. You can also see the world upside down, have your head being served on a table, fly through the cosmos, drink a wine served by God in Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam", and have Madeira folklore dance on your way out. The museum combines the science of visual perception with the magic of illusion and makes everything seem possible. Photographs are allowed and even encouraged in this space appropriate for all ages to visit.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 896 reviews

This was a cable car ride up the canyon near the botanical gardens and tropical gardens. Some people we have spoken to didn't realise there was more than one cable car in Funchal. It travelled over the river running down to the bottom with waterfalls and great views it was a very good experience. The cable car travelled from THE BOTANICAL GARDENS CABLE STATION UP TO MONTE but NOT The MONTE TROPICAL GARDENS CABLE STATION that is nearby. I pre-purchased the trip online and it cost roughly £24 for two return tickets. Good value. To get to the Botanical Gardens Cable Station you can get a bus at the bottom either 29, 31 or 31A for just €1.95 per person one way. The taxis are a rip off they charge upto €25 to take you up to the Cable Station from the Port. Or about €15 near the bus stops. When we got to Monte there were some smashing little bars overlooking the city. Please be aware if you want to go into the Botanical or Tropical gardens prices are additional. Unsuitable for disabled.

tucked away in a little side street but my google maps got me there, very helpful staff, explained how to get the most from your visit. no problem if you are solo, even couples would do well to use the tripod with remote (extra 3 euros) got a lot of great shots. Well worth a visit.

very recompensated, great service, easy access, but not for people who's don't like to be very hight.

Extremely peaceful. If you want to spend a stress-free day this is for you. Loved it

It was a nice experience, the path could be better described