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Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, Funchal

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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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  • Picture post card church, small interior with an organ upstairs but very beautiful with amazing views. 
    Picture post card church, small interior with an organ upstairs but very beautiful with amazing views.  more »
  • On our walk about we stopped to light candles here. Very interesting interior, lots of old wood, and a magnificent organ. 
    On our walk about we stopped to light candles here. Very interesting interior, lots of old wood, and a magnificent organ.  more »
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  • If you want to get to know the heart and soul of the beautiful Funchal, the capital of Madeira, you must go to the old district of Monte. Monte is a civil parish in the municipality of Funchal. You will see winding, picturesque, tight and very steep but charming narrow streets. Cafes and bars. Old houses that remember the 19th century. The Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte towers over the Funchal city. In the side chapel of Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, there is the tomb of Charles Habsburg, Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It's a beautiful place. Panoramic view of the whole city, harbour and ocean. I recommend the unique historical atmosphere of this district of Funchal. I visited in May 2022. Post scriptum - below the church next to the Monte toboggan station there is a free public toilet.
  • Fantastic view! The church is old but well-kept and still popular for important events!

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