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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  • There are 60+ steps but if you are fit it is well worth and there is a really pleasant snack bar close by with good toasted sandwiches and local wine! 
    There are 60+ steps but if you are fit it is well worth and there is a really pleasant snack bar close by with good toasted sandwiches and local wine!  more »
  • I am basing my score solely on the setting and views from the top of the steps leading to the church as we did not go inside. Great views of the city of Funchal and the location is not far from the... 
    I am basing my score solely on the setting and views from the top of the steps leading to the church as we did not go inside. Great views of the city of Funchal and the location is not far from the...  more »
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  • The Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte ("Our Lady of Monte") was rebuilt after the earthquake of December 1818 and consecrated to the devotion of the original patron saint, whose veneration dates back to the 15th century. The re-construction was financed in part by gifts from the Confraternity of the Slaves of Our Lady of Monte, which was formed in all the churches of the diocese. The image of Our Lady has always been highly venerated, and attracts many faith-ful devotees and pilgrims on the yearly feast day, observed on 15 August. By an apostolic rescript of Pius VII, dated 21 July 1804, Our Lady of Monte became the patron saint of the Funchal diocese. The liturgical ceremonies are held on 9 October, in memory of the terrible flood of 1803. [information board]
  • Church as a Church. Nice exterior and interior but nothing special as provided.

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