Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, Funchal

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#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Funchal
Built in 1741, Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte is a Jesuit church that offers a peaceful place for reflection as well as expansive views of Funchal and surrounding areas. For a small fee, you are able to climb the tower and enjoy one of the best viewpoints in town. At the top, watch for the famous "carros de cesto," or basket cars, that run down the streets and send visitors downhill at high speeds in wicker baskets. It is also the final resting place of the last Hapsburg emperor, Charles I, who died in 1922, so go inside to see his tomb. Put Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte into our Funchal trip itinerary planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Funchal.
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  • Always love to go to Monte and light a candle in this beautiful church when visiting the island. You can get the cable here or take the wicker sledge. there are gardens to visit as well as souvenirs t...  more »
  • Very well preserved church, which was rebuilt after the earthquake. One immerses yourself historically, among other things in the beginnings of the last century. Well-labeled panels about the building's historic past.
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  • Beautiful church located next to the cable car and the Toboggans. Interior of the church is amazing and the views outside are exceptional.
  • As a Czech traveller, how could I have missed the place of final rest of the last Czech king (and Austrian emperor) Charles I. Lovely small catholic church with a stunning view over the Funchal and wide Atlantic below. As good a place as any for the final epizode of a dynasty influencing Europe and the world for over five centuries.
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