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Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte

Rampa da Sacristia 1, Funchal, Madeira 9050-208, Portugal
+351 291 783 877
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This 18th-century church, a pilgrimage site, is located in the picturesque village of Monte.
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  • Average14%
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Rampa da Sacristia 1, Funchal, Madeira 9050-208, Portugal
+351 291 783 877

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Reviewed 6 days ago

After the Monte Palace Garden visit, don`t miss this nearby church for a moment of peace. Remember the last Austrian Emperor is buried here!

Thank Emanuel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Up some steep steps at the top of Monte after a quick ride up the cable car well worth a visit as the main cruise trips seem to miss this one out for some reason

Thank swift314
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

lovely to visit as always i like visiting old church its free to get in only small but very nice lovely view outside overlooking funchal

Thank tototny@
Reviewed 7 November 2017

stunning views and glorious interior. Worth the 100 steps to get to the church...............try to avoid teh coach trips

Thank amanda w
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The church is in a stunning location, with views to match. It is surrounded by a network of pathways through well maintained gardens. Walk past the church and the toboggan ride to Largo Da Fonte where a small cafe sits in a square that seems...More

Thank IvorC2
Reviewed 1 November 2017

nice to see a beautiful church .It was nice to sit in and to take home some pictures of the lovely( inside ) and out .if youve gone up to Monte on the cable cars the worth a stop.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

A great, unique building with lots of decoration inside. The church can be seen from far away, such as down below in Funchal. At the steps below the building, or stood just outside, you can gaze at the wonderful views.

Thank Alderado
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I have been here a few times before and love the views to Funchal.Loads of steps though so you need to be fit unless you use another route to get to it. Pity its Catholic - thats the only negative.

Thank flyinghigh1000
Reviewed 13 October 2017

An interesting small church with lovely views from the front steps over Funchal. It was very quiet with a few visitors and some people at prayer. The tomb of Charles 1 the last ruler of the Austria-Hungarian empire was especially interesting. Worth a short visit.

Thank grandad88
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Well worth the ride on the cable car to get to visit a very beautiful church, but note lots of steps tp climb.

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Response from Gillian V | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the church opens early and each time I have been up to Monte it has been open, even if there are services on. The bell towers and upper floor are open via a door which does not intrude should a service be on... More