A journey between
heaven and earth
Above all enjoy the ride
From the cable car, hovering over the city, where buildings rise alongside gardens and kitchen-gardens, you can enjoy Funchal’s amphitheatre and bay in a scenario of blues, greens and oranges.
- Openning 09h00m
- Close 17h45m
- 364 days per year
- Travel duration: 15 a 20 minutes
- Route: length 3200 meters sloping
Bilhete Teleférico do Funchal
Combinado Teleferico Jardim Botânico
Combinado Yellow Bus
The city of Funchal is recognized as Garden City, result of the familiarity of the green spaces with the houses, with great floristic wealth, in a symbiosis between the countryside and the city. This landscaping and environmental harmony provides pleasantness to the experience of the cable car ride.
Watch the city depart, and climbing the slopes approach a steep nature fitted by the Atlantic blue. From the city to the top of Monte parish, see also the natural beauty of the Madeira, its orography and geology.
As you go up the environment will evolve and the urbane mesh will be substituted by verdant slopes, hills and valleys, in a journey with the city and the sea in background. The ride ends in Monte, town with a scenery and surrounding romantic, where it can be visited:
Here there are the traditional “basket” of Monte, which from more than a century slide in return to Funchal – a simple and lively experience – and very current regarding to its ecological characteristics wich are environmentally friendly!
Continuing one of the traditional tours and most appreciated by the tourists and by the population, erst provided by the Monte train, the Funchal cable car offers nowadays to its passengers a ride on the landscape and a 360 view, comfortably seated – all with window seat.
A place where culture and nature meets Funchal stunning views.
The 850 meters from the sea lies the Quinta do Terreiro da Luta. The building has the characteristics of so-called “chalets” Swiss in vogue in Europe at the time, with the roofs in sharp twist and inclined, and at the top a small lantern tower. The set also has to spring one castellated tower in the neo-Gothic taste and the entire facade is developed for large gardens, across a broad set of doors, and there is also a lower floor of arcades.
In 2010 a photography museum that deals with the history of the Iron Way from Mount or Mount Train was established. There are permanent exhibitions on the ground floor of arcades on painting and sculpture.
The July 2, 1919 was inaugurated a bust in bronze, of João Gonçalves Zarco, 1st Captain of Funchal, by the sculptor Francisco Franco, whose execution date 1914.
The privileged location of the Quinta do Terreiro Fight gives you a unique view of the city of Funchal, combined with its green and always well kept gardens, make this historical space pleasant and a reference of the Madeira landscape.