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Wicker Toboggans

Carros de Cestos
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In Funchal, more precisely in the parish of Monte, you will find a very special type of transport, the "wicker toboggans", which is a unique experience not to be missed.

The famous "carros de cestos" are one of the most popular attractions of the city and are produced by hand, with wicker and wood, and have two seats.

They are driven by two men, called “Carreiros”, who use their boots as brakes, taking you along 2km of pure emotion and adrenaline.

Informações

Horário Monday to Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00; Sunday: 09:00 - 13:00 (with previous reservation)
Closed: 15th August, 25th December
Contactos

Tel: +351 291 783 919
Email: carreirosdomonte.cont@hotmail.com

banner Funchal, the capital of the Madeira archipelago, was declared a city in the 1500s, and became an important point between the old and new worlds. The laid-back city owes much of its historical prominence to the white gold, the Madeiran sugar. Today Funchal is known for its appealing temperatures, wine and crafts. Top spots to visit include the open Worker's Market, Blandy's Wine Lodge and the Sacred Art Museum. Friendly locals, walkable streets and cheap taxis make the city easy to get around. SEE ON TRIPADVISORseta Mapa Turístico do Funchal

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