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Church of Our Lady of Monte (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte) Tours

Church of Our Lady of Monte (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte)

Church of Our Lady of Monte (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte) is the most important pilgrimage site on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The original church was built in 1741 on top of the foundations of an old chapel that was said to be built by the son of the settler of the island, but it was soon destroyed by an earthquake. The church that stands today dates to 1818. The interior features elegant chandeliers, a statue of Our Lady of the Mountain and the tomb of Charles I of Habsburg, the last emperor of Austria who lived in exile on Madeira until his death in 1922. Also inside the church is a silver Pieta that was the only relic saved from the earthquake. Every year in mid-August the surrounding village of Monte is home to a large festival that includes a procession to the church in honor of Nossa Senhora do Monte (Our Lady of Monte).


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The Nossa Senhora do Monte Church is in the village of Monte, located above the town of Funchal on the island of Madeira. To get to Monte from Funchal, take the cable car, which runs from the old town of Funchal to Monte in about 10 minutes and costs 10 Euro one way or 15 Euro roundtrip. To reach the church itself, visitors must climb 68 steep stairs.

Address: Monte, Madeira, Portugal, Portugal
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Cable Car and Monte Toboggan Ride with Visit to Botanical Garden of MadeiraDay Trips

Cable Car and Monte Toboggan Ride with Visit to Botanical Garden of Madeira

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We will visit the Botanical Garden and enjoy the stunning floral species grown there and then go to Monte trough Cable Car. The route offers visitors an unforgettable trip through stunning landscapes. Enjoy the beauty of Funchal Bay and a fantastic view of the forested area around João Gomes River. This ride gives you a breathtaking panorama of the city, where the urban space exists in harmony with the valleys and mountains that are the trademark of the city. We will also go in the Monte Toboggan Ride exciting experience of sliding at high speed on narrow, winding streets down to Funchal. After the Cabo Girão viewpoint, situated on the highest promontory in Europe, at an elevation of 580 m, offers a vertiginous view of the fajãs of Rancho and Cabo Girão – small areas of cultivated land at the foot of the cliff – as well as magnificent panoramic views over the ocean and the municipalities of Câmara de Lobos and Funchal. And we will finish in Camara de Lobos with a picnic.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46,97 
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Monte TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Monte Tour

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Visit the village of Monte on this private tour, which ensures personalized attention and a flexible itinerary. After pickup in central Madeira, ride up the local hills in a private vehicle, enjoying the scenery instead of fussing over directions and driving yourself. Once you reach Monte, enjoy the landscaped grounds of the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and the views over Funchal.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$72,26 
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Monte & Botanical GardensHalf-day Tours

Monte & Botanical Gardens

After the pick up in your hotel, the journey leads to Monte, a welcoming place where you can find stunning views and visit Nossa Senhora do Monte church, a building from de XVIII century and the most important place of pilgrimage in Madeira. You also have the possibility to down the street by our renowned attraction, the Tobbogan Ride at the basket cars. The tour proceeds to the Botanical Garden, one of the most pleasant gardens in the region, with splendid views overlooking the city of Funchal which covers an area of 80,000 m², is home to a collection of a wide variety of plants and has a Museum of Natural History. Entrance fee included!
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Monte & Botanical Garden TourHalf-day Tours

Monte & Botanical Garden Tour

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The lush landscapes are one of the largest tourist islands in Madeira. Incredible scenery awakens the senses and leaves a permanent mark, no matter what time of year you come to visit us. With such diverse and magnificent natural spaces, you can choose a quieter activity or awaken your adrenaline with extreme sports. Get ready to discover living settings with colors and movements that are so fabulous that you will want to return forever and ever. Jardim Botânico, a true natural museum, with more than 2000 species of plants from all continents, enjoy a beautiful view over Funchal and the gardens painted with the most beautiful colors of nature (entrance included). Monte, a village known for its gardens and the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Madeira Grand Experience Half-day Tours

Madeira Grand Experience

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On this six-hour tour you can tailor an itinerary with the help of your local guide/driver. You can choose the different areas you want to visit. The City of Funchal, the Fishing Village of Câmara de Lobos, the west sea cliffs of Cabo Girão, the unique Fajã dos Padres, the hill side village of Monte, the east coast cliffs of Garajau, the Botanical Garden, or even the breathtaking mountain views of Nuns Valley are all possible options for your tour itinerary. Whatever your choice of itinerary, your guide will be there to help you at every moment.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$108,40 
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Private Service The Monte Toboggan Sledge Halfday TourWinter Sports

Private Service The Monte Toboggan Sledge Halfday Tour

The Monte Toboggans Sledges first originated in the early 19th century when they were used as first means of "downhill" public transportation by the local residents who wanted to travel quickly from the village of Monte to the city of Funchal. Presently and for a number of years now, the Sledges are used to transport thousands of tourists every year, seeking a ride full of emotions, adrenaline and an unforgettable experience with splendid views over the city and beyond. We Partner with Carreiros do Monte to give you this thrilling adventure. We will take a walk around Largo da Fonte, a very famous square and beautiful with its gardens, then we go see the beautiful church of Monte where we can find the last tomb of the last Austro-Hungarian emperor. In the end you will take the fun ride of going down in the Toboggan sled. Note: Please note that it is not allowed to ride the biggest sled when you are only one person or two person.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Eira do Serrado - MonteBus Tours

Eira do Serrado - Monte

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The first stop is at the belvedere of Barcelos Peak. Here you can see the landscape over the Bay of Funchal and the mountains. Then we climb to Eira do Serrado (1053 meters high) where there is a panorama over the parish of Curral das Freiras. Access to the viewpoint is by a path. After visiting this point we leave for Monte known for its gardens and the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte. For the more adventurous, there is always the possibility of making a 10 minute descent in the typical Basket Car (not included in the price).
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Curral das Freiras e MonteBus Tours

Curral das Freiras e Monte

We start at Pico dos Barcelos, a viewpoint overlooking the bay of Funchal and mountains. We continue to climb until Eira do Serrado which is at a height of 1053 meters. This viewpoint offers an overview of the parish of Curral das Freiras. Access to the viewpoint is via a footpath that leaves from Estalagem Eira do Serrado. We went down to Curral das Freiras, a cozy village surrounded by mountains. Finally we go to the parish of Monte, known for its gardens and the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte. On January 1st and December 25th there are no excursions.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Best of Funchal private walking tour with local specialities tastingHalf-day Tours

Best of Funchal private walking tour with local specialities tasting

Funchal Old Town has a really great history and there are a lot of old buildings to see. The best way to explore Funchal is to walk around and enjoy the astonishing streets. Learn how the history of Madeira and Funchal formed the city center as you visit the most important sights.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$467,00 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Best of Funchal Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Best of Funchal Private Tour

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Discover Funchal’s highlights on this private tour. It’s an ideal choice for visitors with limited time in Madeira’s capital. Choose a morning or afternoon departure, and take the stress out of transport planning, as hotel pickup and drop-off is included. You can customize your tour based on your interests, and options include Garajau, Camara de Lobos, and Nossa Senhora do Monte. Adventurous travelers can try a wooden basket ride. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$234,86 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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