Botannical Gardens Cable Car
It takes around 9 minutes to travel from the Botanical Garden to the district of Babosas (Monte), on a cable car with a panoramic route.
The main station is in the Botanical Garden and the other is in Monte, near Largodas Babosas.
The cable car offers visitors a panoramic trip with excellent views of Funchal Bayand Vale da Ribeira de João Gomes, a place of rare natural beauty with a stretch of Laurissilva forest.
It is also an excellent way of getting to the Tornos levadas, Bom Sucesso and Curral dos Romeiros, all very popular tourist attractions. The main station is in the Botanical Garden and the other is in Monte, near Largo das Babosas.
After visiting the fantastic natural world of the Botanical Garden, you can go on to romantic Monte. Sit comfortably outside the bar in Largo das Babosas and drink in the magnificent view of the valley. The station at the Botanical Garden has a bar and restaurant, both with terraces commanding splendid views. The Botanical Garden cable car line is 1,600 metres long and its 12 eight-seater cars run at a height of between 10 and 100 metres, with a capacity for about 400 people an hour.