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Toboggan Rides

The Monte Toboggan is a popular attraction in Monte dating back to the 1850's, where visitors can ride downhill on a traditional wicker sled guided by men dressed in white and wearing straw hats, in rubber-soled boots, serving as the "brakes".

The ride begins in Monte and ends in Livramento, with beautiful views along the way. It is a unique and thrilling experience that has been enjoyed by tourists for over a hundred years.

Monte Village

Monte is a picturesque town locatedabove Funchal. Along with the beautiful flora and fauna, Monte also offers tourists the opportunity to experience its unique culture and architecture.

Visitors can explore the town's charming streets (alleys) and historic buildings, giving them a taste of the local way of life.

Monte is an excellent destination for anyone looking for a peaceful retreat or a cultural excursion, offering a range of attractions and experiences for tourists to enjoy.

Largo das Babosas

Enjoy the wonderful panoramic views above Funchal from Largo das Babosas. With a variety of snack bars and restaurants, this a great location to begin exploring Monte with nearby access to the Cable car station, Nossa Senhora do Monte Church, the Babosas Chapel and the village itself.

Monte Church

Nossa Senhora do Monte Church is a small and charming church located in Monte. It overlooks the "toboggans" and offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

The church is the final resting place of Emperor Charles 1 of Austria and is a popular tourist attraction.

If the climb up the many steps of the church is tiring, it is worth noting that there are people who have climbed the steps on their knees as a display of Christian devotion.

Monte Railway Museum

The Monte "Railway," which once transported passengers on the "Monte Train" or "Monte Elevator," connected Rua do Pombal in Funchal to Terreiro da Luta in Monte over a total distance of almost 4 km.

Unfortunately, the train experienced two significant accidents during its operation.

Botanical Gardens

The Madeira Botanical Garden is a stunning nine-acre garden. It is home to over 2,500 exotic and rare plants, and is divided into five distinct areas. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the garden, taking in the colorful flowers, lush foliage, and stunning views.

In addition to the botanical attractions, the garden also features a small natural history museum, showcasing the island's rich flora and fauna. Whether you're a horticulture enthusiast or just looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, the Madeira Botanical Garden is a must-see destination.

Babosas Chapel

Babosas Chapel was contructed in the 18th-century and had to be totally reconstructed after it was devastated in the enormous floods that devastated the island of Madeira on February 20, 2010.

The chapel is situated next to the Largo das Babosas. It is also sometimes referred to as 'Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceição'.

Funchal Cable Car

The cable car runs from the city of Funchal to the charming town of Monte, transporting passengers on an exhilarating ride that takes you high above the town and offers panoramic views of the surrounding areas.

The cable car is a must-visit attraction for anyone visiting Madeira, offering the opportunity to see the island from a unique and unforgettable perspective, as well being the perfect connection to the Botanical Garden Cable Car and a visit to the Botanical Gardens.