Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, Funchal

4.4
#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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  • Nice church on the top of Monte. At the bottom of the church there are sledges available. The views are beautiful once you climb the stairs up.  more »
  • The church is quite ordinary in terms of architecture, and interesting because it buried the last emperor of Austria-Hungary Charles I (by the way, before that all the time believed that the last emperor was the ancient grandfather Franz Joseph, but it turns out, ruled until 1916 and the empire still existed for a couple of years). After the defeat of Austria-Hungary in the First World War, the emperor and his family were exiled to Madeira, where he died of pneumonia just six months later. Well, and still very interesting to me seemed the painting of the boardwalk ceiling - very unusual for a cult building, in the sea style. There is also an observation deck in front of the church, with views of Funchal.
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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.
  • Glorious view of the mountains and the village below.
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